Calendar

2017 First Presbyterian Church Mission Calendar

Dates, times and activities are based on the information available to Mission Committee chairperson as of 2/3/17.

This work is led by volunteers and many projects are collaborations with other organizations.

Adjustments may be made as needs arise throughout the year.  

    There are many mission opportunities at FPC.  This calendar has been prepared to assist our members in their planning.  The mission committee recognizes that not everyone can or will want to participate in every activity.  Also, there are other groups within the church doing mission work that is not reflected here.  We do hope that each of our members finds ways to live faithfully and engage in meaningful mission.  Please refer to the posted list of year round mission opportunities to find simple ways to help make a big difference at any age, economic status or skill level.  

 

Jan. 16th   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service  8:30-12:30 

Jan. 21st   Outreach Health Ministries/Camden  11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Jan. 24th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

             also   Respect for Diversity Forum sponsored by FPC Justice and Advocacy Committee 7:30pm

Jan. 25th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

 

Feb. 5th     Souper Bowl of Caring 

Feb.  8th   Feed My Starving Children fundraiser at Bertucci’s in Mt. Laurel - Take your Dining for Dollars coupon

Feb. 19th   IHOC Begin FPC responsibility for meals & overnight sponsors for men housed here

Feb. 14th    Sign-ups for Feed My Starving Children Packing event begin

Feb. 18th   Outreach Health Ministries/Camden 11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Feb. 21st   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

          also   Respect for Diversity Forum II by FPC Justice and Advocacy Com. 7:30 pm – Open to all 

Feb. 22nd   Meals Delivered to New Visions

Feb. 26th   IHOC MALL WALK 2:30 registration 1:30- fundraiser at Voorhees Town Center (former Echelon Mall)

 

Mar. 3rd     World Day of Prayer - focus on economic justice

Mar. 4th     Youth Trip Fundraiser

Mar. 9th     Feed My Starving Children Fundraiser at Painting with a Twist

Mar. ___    IHOC Adopt-a-Box collection

Mar. ___    Kids Alley has a party each year before Easter. Volunteers needed.

Mar. 12th   Clean Up/Reset Help needed on FPC lower level as IHOC guests move out – contact Ed Hess

Mar. 18th   Outreach Health Ministries/Camden   11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Mar. 28th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

Mar. 29th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

Mar. 25th & 26th - Feed My Starving Children Packing Event  

 

April 9th   One Great Hour of Sharing OfferingreceivedPalm Sunday  

April 21st  Caring Hearts’ Spring Fling Party - Volunteers welcome 11-1pm  Kaighn Ave. Baptist Church  

April 8th    Outreach Health Ministries/Camden   11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Apr. 25th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

Apr. 26th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

 

May 14th   Mothers’ Day PW Blanket Appeal

May 18th   Urban Promise Wellness Center Fundraiser at Double Nickel Brewery

May 21st   Outreach Health Ministries/Camden  11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

 

May 23rd   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

May 24th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

 

June 4th   Pentecost Offering* received40% designated for Kids Alley Learning Center. 

June ___   Vacation Bible School annual mission project TBD

June 18th   Outreach Health Ministries/ Camden   11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

June 20th   New Visions Sweet Treats Club cookie drop off.  No cooking. 

 

July 25th   New Visions Sweet Treats Club cookie drop off.  No cooking.

 

Aug. 22nd   New Visions Sweet Treats Club cookie drop off.  No cooking.

 

Sept 17th   Outreach Health Ministries/ Camden  11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Sept 26th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

Sept 27th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

 

Oct. 1st    Peace + Global Witness Offering* received World Communion Sunday (Peacemaking)

Oct. ___   CROP WALK date and location TBD by local sponsor (2016 was Collingswood BC)

Oct. 15th   Outreach Health Ministries/ Camden 11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Oct. 24th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

Oct. 25th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

 

Fall Mission Committee Meeting(s) will be needed to develop budget proposal for 2018 

 

Nov. 19th   Outreach Health Ministries/ Camden 11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Nov. 14th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

Nov. 15th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

Nov. 19th   TURKEY collection 

Nov. 22nd   Caring Hearts’ Thanksgiving meals- prep in FPC kitchen 7:30 am-noon and delivery

Nov. 26th   Advent Festival kick off for Mitten TreeTOY BOX,  Caring Hearts Christmas

                               Stockings and information about Alternative Gifts (All continue into Dec.)

 

Dec. 2nd    Outreach Health Ministries/ Camden Special Holiday Session 11-1 St. Wilfrid’s

Mid Dec.   Caring Hearts’ Holiday Party - Volunteers welcome

                    Also, fill Christmas wish lists for Caring Hearts’ families. Drop off in office. Contact Ilyse.

Dec. 12th   Cooking for New Visions 1pm in our church kitchen.  Sweet Treats Club drop off earlier.

Dec. 13th   Meals Delivered to New Visions

Dec. 20th   Mitten Tree and TOY Box donations delivered 

Dec. 24th   Christmas Joy Offering*   received at all three Christmas Eve services. 

 

*Indicates this is one of four annual Special Offerings taken by congregations of PCUSA as part of their commitment to the united church.  All funds are sent directly to PCUSA for use as specified in offering descriptions with portions of the “Peace & Global Witness” and “Pentecost” offerings going directly to the recipients we designate.  The REHAB Project in Pakistan and Kids Alley Learning Center have been selected this year.