We are so aware of how much God has blessed us at Faith Presbyterian Church! In return, there are many opportunities at Faith to share those blessings with others:
PANHANDLE MISSION WORK
Join us in continuing our mission work for our Panhandle neighbors by participating in day trips to either Marianna or Blounstown to do debris removal and/or home rebuilds. You do not have to have specific skills to volunteer. If you do have specific skills and/or tools, however, we want to know about those too. We are coordinating with Mission 850 for work assignments. Each work trip will be led by a crew leader for the day who will organize the day's trip and coordinate with the work site. We are encouraged to both volunteer and spend money locally. Current work dates include November 23 and December 21. More work dates will be planned for January through March 2020. That work may include a return to Panama City for weekend mission trips coordinating with SBP-Hope Panhandle. Please contact Laura Barrett (850-544-5363 or ), or Jill Stewart (850-566-0764 or ). You can sign up here:
It is the season for giving thanks! The Faith Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive is upon us. We need your help to make sure this Thanksgiving is a happy and blessed event for needy families in Tallahassee. We will deliver baskets to more than 50 families -- a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. You can help us in several ways:
- Please drop off the following canned goods and nonperishable items: self-rising cornmeal, sugar, cranberry sauce, gravy packets, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, yams, corn, peas, and other veggies. Bags should be filled and dropped off by Friday, November 22. Items should be placed in one of the four drop-off locations: by the kitchen, the hallway next to the sanctuary, the sanctuary entrance, and in the main church office.
- Monetary donations are also needed to help pay for fresh greens, apples, dinner rolls, pumpkin pies, and beautifully cooked turkeys. We will be collecting $2 for turkeys after each service in November. Please make checks payable to Faith Presbyterian and write "thanksgiving baskets" on the memo line, and drop checks off in the church office.
- We are also looking for volunteers to assemble and deliver the baskets on the morning of Monday, November 25. If you are available to help, please contact Mary Holley Lee at 678-362-6855 or by email, . Thank you in advance for all of your support and may this be a blessed season!
The Angel Tree will be up in the sanctuary on Sundays, November 17 and 24, and December 1 and 8. The tree will have angels representing the wishes and needs of 25 families who are economically challenged this Christmas. We try to provide at least one outfit, a warm outer garment, toys for children, and household items and groceries. We ask that you select an angel (or 2 or 3) from the tree, sign out the angels, purchase the requested item(s), wrap them and return them (with the angel tag attached on top of the wrapped gift) to the church by December 9. Thank you for helping make Christmas brighter for those in need! Questions? Contact Mary Chiles, 850/212-1744.
Movies on the Lawn
Volunteer to help staff the Christmas Movies on the Lawn, December 6 or 13.
If you would like to serve once a month on a Faith usher team, please use this link
Usher at Faith
Faith's communion ministry to shut-ins, The Furthest Pew, is entering its 5th year as a project of the Worship & Music Committee. We are in need of volunteers who are ordained deacons or elders, active or inactive. Ordination is required by the Book of Order to serve communion, and the volunteers must serve two-by-two. Orientation and on-the-job training are provided. As our referrals increase and several current volunteers have had to resign, The Furthest Pew needs help to meet our summer schedule. The shut-in and home-bound eagerly await visits on communion Sundays! And they so look forward to this contact with their beloved Faith Church. If you are an officer, please consider volunteering, even as a substitute, on a Sunday afternoon, once per month, to assist in serving communion. We need 20 volunteers to serve 10 people, and we currently have only 14. To volunteer, please contact Peter Ray, .
Did you know the church front office is manned solely by volunteers? We need people with friendly, smiling faces to answer phones and greet visitors to the office. If you would consider doing this, or have questions about it, please contact Randy Zepp, .
Join Faith volunteers on Friday, November 15, as they prepare and serve lunch for the hungry at the Kearney Emergency Shelter. If you would like to participate, please contact Cathi Wilkinson, .
Manna on Meridian
The next Manna is Saturday, November 16, and there are many ways to volunteer. People are needed to bag, shop, bring hospitality items, pick up bread, etc. You can sign up to volunteer for this month's distribution at this link. For more information, please contact Chad Van Iddekinge, .
We are so thankful to currently have 10 different people (or couples) to change our two marquee signs. Each person/couple takes one month during the year and changes the sign each Sunday or Monday. If we can get 2 more persons or couples to volunteer, we will have all 12 months of the year covered! Could it be you? Contact Cheri Harkema, .