Your presbytery Mission Committee wants to lift up a request from one of our six Mission Partners.

Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM) needs re-usable face masks.  Here is a simple, non-financial way to support our partner – and in the process, to learn about their good work.

We invite all congregations to donate at least 10 re-usable masks. Perhaps you have people who can make them at home.  Perhaps they may know of other sources.  Our ultimate goal is 1,000 masks, which averages to about 20 per church. Whatever you can do – 10, 20, or 200 – will be much appreciated. Use your favorite mask pattern, or find a pattern online. You may also email us at the addresses listed below should you need assistance.

Please ship your church’s completed masks to: First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, Box 267, Valatie, NY 12184

For more information, you may email me, or Kathi Jones who will be coordinating the collection of the masks.

Thank you in advance for any support you can give to this effort.

In Christ,
Nancy Pienta
Ruling Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Valatie & Member of the Albany Presbytery Mission Committee


Rural and Migrant Ministry’s Mission statement:

Rural & Migrant Ministry works for the creation of a just, rural New York State through:

  • Nurturing leadership
  • Standing with the disenfranchised, especially farmworkers and rural workers
  • Changing unjust systems and structures

RMM implements its Mission through three program areas: Accompaniment, Popular Education and Youth Empowerment. For more information on their programs, visit their website:

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