In the Church
MEMBER VISITATION -
The Serve and Care Committee has a list of church members who need our prayers and our time. Can you give an hour, share a lunch time or take someone to lunch? Barbara Richardson (# in the directory) has our list. We have some volunteers, but always welcome more. And if you have been to visit, please try to let Barbara know.
We are currently using the website "Take them a Meal" to schedule Wednesday meals for the Ann and Ken Tarlton. If you are able to help, please search Take Them a Meal in your browser. Under FIND, fill in last name (Tarlton) and the password - AKTarl. Scroll down for the meal schedule and enter the requested information (No email necessary). If you need help navigating, or cannot use a computer, call Barb McLaud to schedule a meal.
FAITH COMMUNITY HEALTH MINISTRY -
Have you seen the display board by the Serve and Care bulletin board? These materials are a sample of what is available through the Faith Community Health Ministry through Carolinas Healthcare System. Barbara Richardson is our liaison. If you can volunteer to help coordinate health event, information and education sharing, please contact Barbara (number in the directory.)
In the Community
HEART FOR MONROE
We have partnered with Heart for Monroe in many different ways to make a difference in our community. Here is a link to see what opportunities they offer that we make available to our church members.
LOAVES AND FISHES OF UNION COUNTY
The requested donation for September is jelly, instant potatoes, unsweetened juice, canned fruit (light syrup) and saltines. Always appreciated by the clients are extras: paper towel, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dish detergent, laundry detergent coffee, tea, snack crackers, etc. Collection baskets are located in the doors leading into the church.
COMMUNITY SHELTER OF UNION COUNTY
Various FPC groups rotate to serve an evening meal on the last Saturday of every month at Union County's homeless shelter on 160 Meadow St. in Monroe.
CHALK IT UP TO LOVE
We are still collecting supplies to go to teachers who then dispense the needed supplies to students. Supplies needed: gallon ziplock bags and single roll paper towels, plastic pencil boxes, #2 yellow pencils, cow print notebooks, plain pocket folders, 24 count crayons, 12 count crayons, glue sticks, 3x3 post its, pink erasers, cap erasers, dry erase markers, all sizes spiral notebooks, large tissue boxes, sharpie markers, pencil pouches, 2" ring binders, highighters, subject dividers, pens (black and blue), 1' binders, and large and small backpacks.
Throughout the World
PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE
We are currently encouraging members to make a bucket to help familes clean up from the hurricanes. You can list of supplies here and drop the buckets off at the church and we will get it where it needs to go.
WINE TO WATER
We are currently raising $3500 to help build a water well for an entire community to have safe drinking water through the Boone, N.C.-based organization, Wine to Water.
EDEN CHILDREN VILLAGE
We have a long standing relationship with Eden Children Village in Doma, Zimbabwe and encourage members to adopt an orphan for $30 per month.