Once again! Faith Community joyfully and faithfully supports the Foster Care Back-to-School Drive!! Assembly and delivery of backpacks will be during the first week of August at Plymouth Presbyterian. If you are able, please bring donations of backpacks for either gender and grade appropriate school supplies listed on the attached request chart by JULY 18. As always – if you are unable to shop, donations will be accepted and Missions will purchase more backpacks and needed items! There are labeled bins outside the church and in the narthex to receive the collection. THANK YOU! for lifting up the Foster Care children and the “least of these”- in Jesus name!
PRESBYTERY OF DETROIT – CEREAL FOR SUMMER
No child should go hungry. However, many kids who rely on receiving a subsidized breakfast or lunch during the school year, often face long summer days without enough to eat. So please, join our Sixth annual CEREAL FOR SUMMER CAMPAIGN and help us feed hungry children in our presbytery.
Drop off boxes for cereal will be outside the church doors and inside the Narthex for your donations. Can we make a monetary contribution? Yes. You may send a check to the Presbytery of Detroit, with a note that it is for the Cereal for Summer Campaign. They will use your gift to purchase cereal. You can also donate online at: http://pbydetroit.org/On-LineDonations.htm
House of Healing Foundation: A missionary house with about 35 beds in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. It houses a medical and dental clinic, and a pharmacy that serves the people in the nearby towns.
Living Waters for the World: An organization that manufactures water purification systems and trains missionaries how to install, operate and train locals in under-developed countries – instructing them how to make clean drinking water for themselves.
Operation Care Abroad: Annual financial support to Operation Care Abroad, a medical mission in the Philippines that provides free anesthesia and surgical intervention to patients in need.
Novi Emergency Food Bank: The Food Bank has been housed at Faith Community since 1981. It distributes canned goods, non-perishables, household goods, and hygiene products to low income families every other Monday from 9:30 – 10:15 AM.
Everyone Eats (E1E) Soup Kitchen: In partnership with 6 other churches, Faith Community shops, prepares, and serves hot lunches to the thousands of homeless and poor at the Spirit of Hope Church in Detroit each year. Each church takes a different Wednesday or Tuesday and collaboratively hosts more elaborate holiday meals on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Faith Community serves on the first Wednesday of the month. In addition to meals, collections of clothing, toiletries, shoes/boots, household goods are distributed to the homeless and poor. Annually, about 150 winter toiletry care packages are assembled together at the Advent Workshop to hand out at the Christmas soup kitchen lunch. Gifts for children are wrapped and sent home with the parents who cannot afford to buy Christmas presents.
Foster Care: Faith Community partners with the Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care in many ministries throughout the year. A group of women at Faith also meet monthly to sew hundreds of customized pillowcases for foster care children each year.
Financial Support of other Organizations: Faith Community annually sends financial support to: Coalition of Temporary Shelter (COTS), Fort Street Presbyterian Church ‘Open Door’ Ministry, Detroit Habitat for Humanity, Novi Youth Assistance, and Detroit Presbytery Shared Missions – and disaster relief efforts. Faith Community Missions also lends support to our congregation’s seminary students.
Other Community Service Missions: Crop Walk for Church World Service, American Red Cross blood drives, Tomato Challenge and garden. Faith is also the host location for weekly AA meetings.