One of FPC’s missions involves emergency food bags given out as people stop by looking for help. These bags are very basic and are designed to meet the specific need of a transient person or family.
It’s time to replenish our supply of bags so we’re asking for your help. Food items needed are listed below and may be brought to church by May 17th. Collection boxes are available in the Narthex and outside the parlor.
The Soles 4 Souls project in conjunction with Jerusalem Christian Church is off and running! In our first month of collection, we collected 102 pairs of shoes for pick-up. Currently, we're working on filling the box again so when the truck arrives to pick them up at the end of June. Thank you to all of you who have donated and let's keep up the good work. While this is going to be an ongoing joint project with Jerusalem Christian Church, let's double our giving from 100 to 200 more pairs of shoes by the end of April (okay, maybe the end of May). You can check out the organization at www.soles4souls.org to learn more and see where all they're working to end poverty both here and around the world.
FPC will collect the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering on Easter Sunday.
In Mark 12, Jesus explains that the two most important commandments are to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) responds to these commandments by helping our neighbors in their time of greatest need. Whether we’re offering relief in the wake of a devastating storm, providing food or access to clean water, or assisting in the empowerment of our oppressed and marginalized brothers and sisters, One Great Hour of Sharing is an annual opportunity for us to show our love globally to our neighbors in a very tangible way.
First Presbyterian is teaming up with Jerusalem Christian Church for a great new opportunity. We're collecting soles for souls! Bring in you tired, worn out, or even just unloved shoes and soles 4 souls will recycle, repurpose, and reuse them to give someone in need a pair of good, protective footware.
Join the movement! Change the world - one pair of shoes at a time.
Enjoy some great coffee* and hospitality during Meet and Greet at 10:30a.m.
Then join us for worship at 11:00 am that will include a procession of palms*, anthems by our children and adult choirs, and a dramatic reading of the passion of Jesus as told through the Gospel of Mark!
Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Need to find something to show a teacher how amazing he or she is? Look no further! Download the Alternative Gift Giving Catalog from the Presbytery of South Louisiana!
Give a gift in honor of a friend or loved one that supports ministries that provide care for the homeless, recycles bicycles to promote alternative transportation strategies, or supports young adults (YAVs) in a year long service program.