Our Church in Mission
More Fun Together:
On the second Tuesday of every month, at 6:00 PM the church hosts a potluck supper for those over 50 who are single or alone. All from the community are welcome to share in a meal and an evening of fellowship. Call 462-6342 for more information.
Once A Month Lunch:
All from the community are welcome to share lunch together in Fellowship Hall on the second Saturday of every month. Lunch is served from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
We participate each year in the four special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (USA):
- One Great Hour of Sharing--used for disaster response and self-development of people.
- Pentecost Offering--used to help children at risk and to support ministries with youth and young adults. Twenty percent of this offering is used locally for this ministry.
- Peacemaking Offering--used for peacemaking projects and programs. Twent-five percent of the offering is used by the local congregation for our own peacemaking ministry, 25% goes to Presbytery and Synon for their peacemaking efforts, and 50% goes to the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program to support a variety of resources and events designed to help the whole church in peacemaking.
- Christmas Joy Offering--divided between funding Presbyterian racial ethnic schools and the Board of Pensions, which gives grants to retired and disabled pastors with extraordinary needs.
Food Bank Sunday:
The first Sunday of each month is designated as Food Bank Sunday. Members bring non-perishable fooditems and paper goods to church, then the young children collect the items following the Time for Children and place the food in a grocery cart that is placed at the front of the sanctuary. This collection is then delivered to Genesis-Thomas County, Inc. for distribution at the food bank for local families in need.
In addition to the monthly food collections, the church also budgets $110 per month donation to Genesis-Thomas County, Inc. for the food bank.
Other Mission Projects:First Presbyterian Church welcomes community organizations who would like to use Fellowship Hall. PLease call the church office for further information.T.
Our congregation participates in the 1% Theological Education Fund. One percent of our annual budget goes toward supporting ten Presbyterian theological seminaries as well as Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York State that are related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) by Covenant Agreement.
Our congregation is also active in mission in other ways as we respond to needs in the community and within our congregation.