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For First Presbyterian Church and its members, mission and outreach are not extracurricular activities but are a form of worship and an expression of our Christian commitment – core requirements for faithful living.
There are many different ways to serve at First Presbyterian. Discover how our church works to address issues of hunger, domestic violence, poverty, and disaster relief, both locally and globally.
Pentecost Offering - 60% for regional, national, & international needs - 40% for local church decisions
When you give to the annual Pentecost Offering, you’re helping real people: children at risk, youth, and young adults. First Presbyterian’s local portion of this year’s annual offering will be given to Wood County CASA program. The Wood County CASA/GAL Program is a department within Wood County Juvenile Court. Funding for the program is received from the County Commissioners in the Juvenile Court Budget, grants including the Victims of Crime Federal Grant funding, private and organization donations and the Friends of CASA non-profit Advisory Board.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The mission of the Wood County Court Appointed Special Advocate/ Guardian ad litem Program is to recruit, train, guide, monitor and maintain CASA/GAL volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates/ Guardian ad litem), who are appointed by the Wood County Juvenile Court Judge as Guardians ad litem to represent the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children in court. CASA/GAL volunteers serve as an independent voice throughout the juvenile court proceedings, until a safe and permanent home is found for each child.
First Presbyterian Deacons’ Shop: Provides free clothing to those in need. Open every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Located on the first floor of the church, 126 South Church St.
Cherry Street Mission: Provides transitional care (shelter, food, clothing) for homeless and low-income individuals. http://www.cherrystreetmission.org/
Cocoon Domestic Violence Shelter- http://www.cocoonshelter.org/
Wood County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): Helps children who are victims of dependency, neglect and abuse. http://www.woodcountycasa.org/
Wood County Area Ministries – Sponsors many local outreach programs such food drive for area food banks.
Martha’s Kitchen: Provides a hot meal for the needy and homeless every Friday from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Clothing and canned goods are also provided for those in need. Dinners are served at the First United Methodist Church, 1526 East Wooster Street. First Presbyterian will prepare the meal on June 14, 2013.
“In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. …If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”