Rise and Shine
Non-Perishable Food Drives
Designated baskets are located in the Sanctuary Narthex to encourage worshipers to bring a contribution as they make their way to Sunday morning worship.
Meals on Wheels
Nickel-A-Meal Hunger Program
Ways you can help:
- $100 will sponsor one child for a school year.
- Participate in providing food, packing and delivering to the school.
- Donate any of the following food items: individual microwavable mac 'n cheese; Chef Boyardee multi-packs; Ramen beef noodles; Nutri-Grain bars; Vienna sausages; diced peaches; pears and mandarin oranges.
STOP HUNGER NOW is an international hunger relief organization with a mission to end hunger throughout the world in our lifetime. Stop Hunger Now's meal packaging program provides us the annual opportunity to pack dehydrated, high-protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world.
In addition, Stop Hunger Now has formed a partnership with the renowned organization, Wine to Water™ to provide meal packaging groups with the opportunity to assemble state of the art Sawyer™ water filters at large-scale meal packaging events. This partnership allows us to save lives by providing clean drinking water to the more than 1 billion people who lack access to adequate water. The revolutionary Sawyer® filter uses kidney dialysis technology to purify water to 99.99%. It is capable of supplying 295 gallons of water per day, enough water for up to 250 people. It is portable, inexpensive, easy to assemble, and lasts a minimum of ten years. This year, we will assemble up to 10 water filters.
Our intergenerational meal packaging event took place Nov. 2. During this fun time of fellowship we packed 40,000 meals - to fulfill our mission to share Christ's love with our world.
During Samaritan's Feet, as FPC gathered at the Central YMCA to meet a need in our community, families lined up around the Y, along Franklin Boulevard, and back around Clay Street - waiting for shoes, waiting to receive these tangible expressions of Christ's love. Through this memorable event, we were honored to washing the feet our guests, provide them with shoes and school supplies, and serve them a meal. Thank you to everyone who particpated!
First Presbyterian Church is honored to host Gaston Family Promise April 26 through May 3. Register your willingness to volunteer with Gaston Family Promise.
Since 1993, First Presbyterian has worked with Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County to build affordable houses for families in our community. For the past six years, the Church has built homes alongside members of 15 Gaston Area Presbyterian (GAP) Churches. The Presbyterian Endowment Trust has granted substantial funding to Habitat homes built by the church over the years, including grants of $25,000 each in 2006, 2007 and 2008.