Pop Up and Emerging Needs
Every November we do a special drive to restock the pantry shelves at MCUM. A new online ordering and delivery system has enabled this ministry to serve many new clients this fall, which means demand for food and hygiene products is up. Please be as generous as you can as you bring contributions to the MCUM box in the narthex off of the parking lot during November.
We will deliver contributions Thanksgiving week.
Current, short-term opportunities to help First Presbyterian with outreach include:
Our Area 10 Food Delivery team is looking for a few new volunteers.
Once a month a group of about 25 FPC members gather to bag groceries and deliver them to older folks in need in our community. At this time, we need two new drivers and a couple of substitute drivers. Each driver has a set route of about 8 or 9 individuals. The time commitment is about 1-2 hours, in the morning or early afternoon on the 4th Wednesday or Thursday of each month. Training and encouragement are provided!
Several of our FPC members who volunteer with this project feel it is a very rewarding way to help others. That was especially true during the pandemic as we continued our deliveries each month. If you are looking for a way to help those in need, please contact Gail Dunning, email@example.com or Allan Edmonds, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- from the Outreach Committee
Looking for a way to help our community?
The Outreach Committee needs volunteers to work the Saturday morning breakfasts at Shalom. This would be a 1 1/2 - 2 hour shift once a month.
Shalom is careful to protect everyone who enters the building by requiring masks and social distancing. If interested in this rewarding opportunity,
please email Ann Schechter at Earsch@comcast.net or call her
Sack Meals for Wheeler Mission Guests
Several in the congregation have commented that they miss the opportunities to work together for a good cause that were provided by the Saturday morning breakfast groups and the Interfaith Winter Shelter. The Outreach Committee has received a request for assistance from the Wheeler Mission Center for Men that could provide a chance to rebuild some of the focused team efforts that we have had in the past.
We are seeking 12 families or individuals in the congregation who will volunteer to purchase supplies and prepare 10 sack lunches once a month. Items in the sack meals could include a sandwich (PB+J, Lunch meat, etc.), apple or orange, chips or cookies, granola bar, fruit snack or candy, and a drink (water or Gatorade).
The Outreach Committee will coordinate collecting all 120 sack meals and delivering them to Wheeler. Later, when social distancing procedures change, we may decide that doing this as a group at the church might be preferable.
Please let us know if you are interested in this, or have questions, please contact Dan Watts, email@example.com