As the body of Christ, First Presbyterian Church’s mission programs seek
to reach out to the community and to the world to care for those in need.
The Deacons’ Outreach Committee is responsible for ministering to those
who are in need, the sick, the friendless, and to any who are in distress.  
This goal is accomplished by creating hands-on mission opportunities for
the congregation of First Presbyterian Church in the local community.  
Opportunities include the
Boys and Girls Club tutoring program,
neighborhood Easter egg hunt, Churches United Soup Kitchen,
community garden, CROP WALK, Angel Tree, Hope Projects, and
collections for the food pantry.

Green Envelope Sundays

Tthroughout the year, the Deacons purposefully ask for support through
“Green Envelope” giving.  Your “Green Envelope” gift supports the major
portion of the Deacons’ annual budget, allowing us to fulfill the call to do
God's work in the community.  If you cannot be at church to use the
“Green Envelope” in the pew racks, simply write “Deacons’ Green
Envelope” on the memo line of your check and send it to the church.  

How nice is it to come home to eat a hot bowl of soup?

The Deacons’ Outreach Committee would like to remind you that every
Sunday is Food Pantry Sunday.  We collect non-perishable food or paper
products, and take them to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry, which serves
people in the neighborhood -- OUR church neighborhood.  Forget your
cans?  Put a check  in a pew envelope, mark the outside Food Pantry and
it will go directly to help feed our neighborhood.  It’s an easy way to do the
work that Jesus has asked of us.

Volunteer to be a Homework Helper

Be a missionary in our church, by being a friend and mentor to some
terrific five to ten-year-olds from the Boys & Girls Club.  The Homework
Helpers meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to assist with
homework, to provide focused one-on-one time with a child, and to try to
guide each child through their individual world.  

Meal Service Needs Drivers to Deliver Lunches

The Meal Service, whose office is located at FPC, needs drivers to deliver
meals to the homebound.  To volunteer, contact Julie Belman (563-323-
1628, or  


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