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, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, community
garden, CROP WALK, Angel Tree, and collections for the food pantry.

Paper Hearts for February

February is the month for love. Show your love for others in the
community and help the Deacons Outreach Committee with the Paper
Hearts drive. Toilet paper, something we all take for granted, is the #1
item that the shelters lack. Beginning February 1, you can bring new
packages of toilet paper to Fellowship Hall. Our goal this year is 2,000
rolls! The Deacons will be collecting all month and on March 1 will take
everything to Humility of Mary for distribution to their shelters. Show a
stranger some love this month by donating toilet paper.

Green Envelope Sundays

On six Sundays throughout 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 office.  

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  
third 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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