503 South Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430 (810) 629-7801

Mission Outreach at First Presbyterian Church

The Mission and Stewardship committee promotes putting our faith into action by serving God’s world in various “hands-on” mission activities as well as interpreting financial needs of our church, community, nation and world.

Upcoming Mission Outreach Opportunities:

February 17,19 – Family Promise

Our church will again be assisting the Flushing Presbyterian Church in hosting homeless families.  We “host” for two days by supplying dinner, social time in the evening, supervising the overnight, and assisting the families with breakfast in the morning.  If you can serve in any of these ways, please sign up in fellowship hall.  If you have any questions, please ask Dave Eshleman.

February 22 – Shelter of Flint

Our church will again assist the Shelter of Flint at their main shelter on Saturday, February 22.  We will carpool from our church at 8:30 am and return by 4:30 pm.  We normally assist by organizing their donations, cleaning their playroom and washing/waxing their dining room.  If you can join us, please sign up in fellowship hall.  If you have any questions, please ask Maureen Utt.

March 22 – World of Wonder/Delivering Hope

Our church will be assisting Delivering Hope on Sunday, March 22, from 2-4 pm. Delivering Hope is a 501c non-profit that provides: (1) weekend food assistance for 150 kids during the school year, (2) books to student and (3) school supplies to students in need along with backpacks. Please talk with Tony Grams if you would like to join our group of volunteers or if you have any questions.

Local Mission Outreach each month

Each month, our church organizes at least one mission outreach opportunity for us to serve God’s world and make our faith “real” to us and our community.  We encourage members and visitors to consider each opportunity to see if God is calling you to join in this work.  We use our time, talent and treasure (local mission budget money) in these local mission outreach areas.  Below this listing are some recent mission “posts” or articles on these outreach ministries as well as some pictures.

  • Family Promise (helping homeless become independent again)
  • Adopt-a-Pet (finding loving homes for cats and dogs)
  • Shelter of Flint (serving the homeless)
  • North End Soup Kitchen (providing hot meals to families with low or no income)
  • Christmas In Action (providing home repairs to seniors)
  • Blood Drives (Red Cross collecting blood)
  • Habitat for Humanity (providing homes for low-income families)
  • CROP Walk (providing food today and tomorrow worldwide)
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (providing food to the hungry in 22 counties of Michigan)
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing (meeting human needs in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination)

Snuggle Sacks – Sorting and Assembling

Twenty-one volunteers from our church braved a very wintery day to sort products and assemble 75 Snuggle Sacks in Fenton on Saturday, January 18. Each sack holds various hygiene supplies, one meal, socks, gloves, and a blanket. Our grateful thanks to all those in the congregation and to the Deacons who donated a large number […]

Shelter of Flint Mission Opportunity

Shelter of Flint Mission Opportunity – On Saturday, February 22, 2020 we will car pool from our church at 8:30 am for a workday at the Shelter of Flint from 9 am – 4 pm. Please consider joining us to do a variety of maintenance tasks, which may involve cleaning, painting, sorting, organizing, etc. Lunch […]

Red Cross Blood Drive

“Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. One donation can potentially save up to 3 lives. Every two seconds […]