Current Mission Opportunities
Things to DO:
Become a Shop 'N Drop Volunteer! Shop 'N Drop is done in 3 easy steps:
1. One shopper each week will shop for 15 families, spending $200 each. That's a total of $13.34 per family.
2. Deliver your groceries to Alcott on Thursday morning.
3. Turn in your receipt to Martha Smith at FPC to reimburse you for your $200 in groceries.Click on the button above for more information and to sign up.
Lighthouse Volunteer Food Box Packing—Every week Lighthouse packs boxes of food for people in our area who are food insecure. We have members who help on Fridays from Noon-3pm and they have reported back that Lighthouse is in need of more help. Packing days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with shifts from 9am-noon and noon-3pm. You can sign up online using the link above or contact Pastor Bethany to get connected.
PRAY FOR FOSTER CHILDREN: You can make a difference by selecting one of the picture postcards of our Michigan kids hoping to find a forever family. You’ll see a basket of cards in the Welcome Center. Take one, post it where you can see it each day, and pray for this child’s well-being. You can also check out the YouTube video that highlights some of our Michigan kids: Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange Heart Gallery 2021 Video To learn more or to see all the children on-line, you can visit the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at www.MARE.org
St. Joseph Mercy Home Care & Hospice is looking for volunteers for their hospice program. Please click on the button above for more information.
Things to DONATE:
COTS (Deacons' Pantry recipient June & July 2022):
Urgent Needs List
Diapers sizes- 4s, 5s, 6 Pullups- 5s, 6.
Shower Shoes/ flip flops, all sizes, men, women, and children; Slippers, under garments. Men, women, and children;
Body wash, Enfamil formula, Mattress covers for twin size beds. Twin- and full-size sheets, Bras, Towels, and Pajamas.
Here is a list of needed snacks that was requested:
Granola Bars, Crackers, Goldfish, Chips, Juice, Applesauce, Fruit cups, Graham crackers, Pretzel Sticks, Mini Bagels Cream Cheese Thank you!
THE WELCOME INN: They need jeans, waist 36+ and length 32+ or cash donations for clothing.
The Furniture Bank of SE MIchigan: Please consider making an in-kind donation of any lightly used basic furniture items including but not limited to dressers, mattress/box springs, sofas, dining tables or a monetary donation to 'Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan. There are more than 150 families close by who are on their waiting list to receive basic furniture. All types of donations are tax-deductible. Please call (248)332-1300 or use the button below to make a donation. The Furniture Bank is also looking for a full time truck driver for pick-up/delivery of furniture.
PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE - Donations to help refugees of Ukraine.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING - The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
Our Community Partners
It's hard to stay on top of ALL the amazing things our community partners have going on. Check our their websites to see everything they have coming up.
Welcome Inn is a low barrier day center for people experiencing homelessness in our area. They have a donations list on their website, volunteer schedule, and a sign-up to pre-make casseroles for their feeding program. Welcome Inn Has Particular Clothing Needs. Please place the following in the Welcome Inn bin in the Donation Center Shed: T-shirts (2x and 3x), men’s jeans 36x36 and 36x34. men's shorts 38 and 40 waist. Good quality size 12 men’s wide shoe, such as Reebok or New Balance (sturdy shoes).
Save the Date! SWIRC is running the Detroit Marathon on October 17 as a team and needs runners and helpers. Click on the button above for more information.
Micah 6 Community seeks to bring affordable fresh produce to the Pontiac area. They have community gardens, a mobile food truck, and community events that could use your help.
Forgotten Harvest recovers food that would be thrown away and redistributes it to people in need. Their volunteer sign-up process is easy and the work is always a good time.
HAVEN seeks to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault across Oakland County and the surrounding communities by empowering survivors through advocacy and social change. Click here for a list of items that HAVEN is requesting in September from FPC.
Common Ground is a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youth, adults, and families in crisis. Through their crisis line and in person, they provide professional and compassionate service to more than 80,000 people each year.
Click here for an Amazon wish list of items that Common Ground is requesting.