Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church has always been active in the Brighton community. In fact, our church houses many community events and organizations, including:
- Twelve Corners Nursery School
- Lilac Children’s Garden
- Cup Scout Pack 152
- Colony Garden Club
We have collected food for the Brighton Food Cupboard weekly for more than 20 years. We hosted four drive-up food collections, collecting 2,346 pounds of food and personal care items for the Brighton Food Cupboard. Members helped the Brighton Farmers’ Market collect food for the Brighton Food Cupboard on Sundays, also. TCPC collected healthy snacks for children so the Brighton Food Cupboard could include them in food boxes for families.
TCPC participates in the Brighton Churches Habitat Coalition and has fund raisers for homes in the city. Since 1998, we have sponsored 7 homes and are currently working on our 8th. We regularly donate to the Brighton Volunteer Fire Department and Brighton Volunteer Ambulance Service. See the Mission section for more city and international missions the church supports.
Mission funds for the Rochester area include:
- The Center for Youth
- Wilson Health Center
- Maggie’s Kids
- Hillside Children’s Center
- House of Mercy
- Rochester Presbyterian Home
In recent years, members have donated 137 hats, mittens, and scarves for students at School #19. This is a regular event during the Advent Season. TCPC collects used eyeglasses on a regular basis for donation to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired located on South Clinton Avenue. One of our members paid for a paved walk to help visually impaired persons travel safely between buildings.
National and International Mission Support:
- The four PC-(USA) Special Offerings each year, plus General Assembly disaster relief.
- Hands and Feet Project missionaries in Haiti providing for general, educational, and spiritual needs of children separated from their families.
- Funds for Doctors Without Borders
- Funds for Ukraine relief sent through the Red Cross
- Church World Service Hygiene Kits and Blankets for worldwide distribution
- Heifer International support for providing farm animals to families worldwide
- Water for Ishmael, refugee relocation services
- Tent of Nations