GETTING INVOLVED

Here are some tangible ways that you can get involved through FPC


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.


MEALS MINISTRY

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.  


CHALK IT UP TO LOVE - EAST (HEART FOR MONROE)

The Chalk It Up Love program provides partner Title I school teachers much needed school supplies for their classrooms and students. Teachers are invited monthly to pick up their "classroom needs" orders and shop for additional classroom library books. The program collects and distributes school supplies to five Title I schools in the eastern portion of Union County: Marshville Elementary, Wingate Elementary, Union Elementary, East Union Middle, and Forest Hills High. 


Wish List Items: Plastic pencil boxes, 1" ring binders, cow printed notebooks, subject dividers, 24 count crayons, #2 yellow pencils, glue sticks, plain pocket folders, chunk pink erasers, 12 count colored pencils, dry erase markers, 3x3 post-its, ear buds, headphones, Crayola washable markers (wide and thin tips), zip top bags (all sizes), cap erasers, tissues/Kleenex (large boxes), paper towels, pencil pouches, sprial notebooks, highlighters, Sharpie markers, pens (black and blue), 2" ring bingers, backpacks (large and small). 


LOAVES AND FISHES OF UNION COUNTY

The requested donations for August are 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. 



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.  


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.