Upcoming Events

Communion

Sept 9th

10:00am worship

Pantries

Sept 14th & 28th

10am-Noon

Celebration of Women

Sept 20th

5:30pm

Scrapbooking

Sept 21st & 22nd

9am-11pm

Windsor Township Retirees Luncheon

Sept 26th

12 Noon

Meet the Candidates

Sept 26

6:00pm

Yoga

Sept. 19th & 26th

6pm in Great Room

Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Monday & Wednesday

8pm in Old Social Room

Farmers Market

Every Thursday

3-7pm in Village Parking Lot


 

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    News from Food Pantry- We have news! Because of our local hunger ministry commitment, First Presbyterian Church of Dimondale is now recognized as a PC(USA) Hunger Action Congregation. We, along with Hunger Action Congregations around the country, will be recognized on World Food Day (October 16) during the Churches Week of Action on Food. More information about this is available at pcusa.org/foodweek.
    We had a busy summer and provided food for 49 people in June and 64 in July. We could not do what we do without your support! Speaking of support, thank you to Mary Jo Harmon for volunteering to pick up produce and dairy from the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Thank you very much!

    Grocery Cart Items The grocery cart items for September are hygiene products for the Personal Needs Pantry at Dimondale United Methodist. They can use items such as hand soap, razors, deodorant, child and adult toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products and toilet paper. They donate regularly to our food pantry, so we are grateful to have this opportunity to give back to them! We (and they) greatly appreciate your donations!

    THANK YOU! A big thank you to Union Bank of Dimondale. The employees chose our pantry as their non-profit organization to support for the “Jeans For A Cause” campaign. We were presented a check for $266 in June. We appreciate the support of our community!

    The The Fishbowl Collection: The “Cents-ability” (previously known as “Two-Cents-A-Meal”) collection is taken every Communion Sunday. Congregations invite every member to contribute a few cents at every meal as an expression of thanksgiving for what we have received and as a commitment to share with others. Donations go to the Presbyterian Hunger Program which has provided the means for Presbyterians to respond to the crisis of hunger in the US and around the world. Thank you for your contributions!

    FOOD & DONATIONS COLLECTED We once again thank Trooper Marco Jones from the Michigan State Police for organizing another “Stuff the Blue Goose” food drive on Saturday, August 18th. He has been very supportive of our pantry. Thank you to all of you for the food and monetary donations! We are looking forward to having another “Stuff the Blue Goose” food drive in November.

    Knittin’ for Jesus - Yarn is available in the old social room for squares, hats, mittens, scarves, etc. for Knittin’for Jesus. We will find a home for everything that is donated. Please see Beth Everson if you have questions.

    Box TopsWe continue to collect Box Tops for Education for Dimondale Elementary. They are very appreciative of the donations. Please see Karen Dunckel if you have any questions. A collection bucket is available in the Great Room.

    Dimondale Community Pantries

    We continue to run our food pantry as an ecumenical venture. Dimondale United Methodist Church helps us with logistics for collecting and distibuting personal needs. West Windsor United Brethren furnish us with fresh produce from their community garden during the growing season.

    Please call 517-646-6183 or 517-646-0641 and leave your name and phone number and volunteer will return your call within 48 hours to discuss your needs, pick up times, and location. Pick up your food at First Presbyterian Church and personal needs at Dimondale United Methodist Church on either the 2nd or 4th Friday of each month from 10am - Noon. We can dispense a week's worth of items once a month per household.

    Giving Tree

    Session has created a “Giving Tree” on the bulletin board in the Great Room. Each item on the Giving Tree is approved by session for various needs around the church. You can  help us  keep the church clean by donating to a new vacuum cleaner for the church. Other needs will appear as session adds them to the tree. Thank you for checking it over each Sunday! Mark your name and an amount by items you wish to contribute toward & put your donation in the offering plate (mark it for the item) or bring them to the church office.

    Go Green

    We are the stewards of God’s creation.  One small way we can improve our environment is to reduce waste, one cup at a time!  We have volunteers who are willing to wash coffee-hour cups, glasses and plates.  So, if you have graciously volunteered for coffee-hour and find ceramic cups, plastic glasses and plates sitting out, sit back and enjoy, they will be washed for you!

    Also, we are now recycling paper, magazines, and plastic/styrofoam.  Bins are located in the Mail Room area and the kitchen. During coffee hour, place your empty cups in the blue bin.

    Holy Communion

    The Lord Jesus Christ requests the honor of your presence at the serving of Holy Communion, generally the first Sunday of the month during worship.

    We receive 2 cents a meal contributions on Communion Sundays dedicated to the hunger relief project.  Each time your family shares a meal, remember those in the world, including our own community, who do not have enough food by putting 2 cents per person per meal in a can or bank.  Bring your offering to church on Communion Sunday to be collected in the fish bowl.  The money is then forwarded to join other gifts at the Presbyterian level, dispersed through a variety of hunger relief programs.

    Mission Work

    Elders, Deacons and members of our church regularly reach out to those in our community and around the world to offer assistance to those in need.  Our church runs a “Pantry” and regularly accepts and distributes food from our “Pantry”.  In addition, a Caring Fund has also been established to help those within our congregation and in the community with emergencies or special needs.  For additional information, visit the Mission Work page.