Outreach and Missions

First Presbyterian Church continues a long tradition of hands-on engagement in our community, offering many opportunities for people of all ages to carry Christ’s love to those in need.

Some of these include mentoring Beardsley School students, funding & building Habitat homes, aiding Church Community Services, sponsoring area High School Peacemakers, Walking Against Hunger for Church World Service, an annual multi-cause Gift Fair, and Emergency Assistance for needy residents.

Coordinated by our Serving Commission, these activities unfold from our mission statement:

“… the [F.P.C.] Serving Commission shall discern and foster activities and efforts that reach beyond our walls with our time, energy and resources - to assist and comfort our human family in need: locally, domestically, and internationally.”

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Women Build for Habitat - 2017 - Breaking Ground!

Posted by Andy McCaskey on Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 4:14 PM

JJesus was a carpenter … as his hands and feet in the world today -

Ladies, pick up your hammers and pound! Signup for this year’s Women Build is off and running! It will be from May 2 through June 3 at 1923 Belmont Ave. in Elkhart.

Work day is from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. Our Mary Rasp - a passionate Habitat supporter - has offered to be a “Nail Captain” again this Spring. She’ll be helping coordinate FPC’s presence and participation.

A signup sheet will be in (or near) the Gathering Place, and builders among us are invited to sign up ASAP. We have a tentative scheduled work date of Saturday May 13 - all day - from 8 to 2:30.

Volunteers are encouraged to share the age-based offering (your age times $1.00) to be a builder. But please note - if that offering is not feasible for any reason - you can still participate - as a builder, or as a “Lunch Mom.” [Sorry - no soccer that day!] As such, you’d provide a morning snack and lunch (e.g., sandwiches, chips, fruit, string cheese and bottled water) for twenty builders.

People can partner in providing lunch. For folks who wish to strengthen their carpenter’s skills, Habitat sponsors a free clinic at Lowe’s on Reith Blvd. (just off U.S. 33 toward Goshen) on Saturday April 29, from 9:00 AM to Noon.

If you’ll be part of this great local outreach ministry, please sign up early, and let Mary Rasp know at: msrasp53@gmail.com or call at: 574-293-2472 (Home) or 574-361-8459 (Cell). Thank you!

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