Upcoming Events

Scrapbooking

April 12th & 13th

9am-11pm

Stuff the Blue Goose Food Drive

April 13th

10am-2pm

Pantries

April 12th & 26th

10am-Noon

Red Cross Blood Drive

April 15th

1:00-6:45pm

Maundy Thursday Communion Service

April 18th

7pm

Good Friday Service

April 19th

6:30pm

EASTER Worship

April 21st

10:0pm

Windsor Township Retirees Luncheon

April 24th

12 Noon

Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast

April 27th

8am-12Noon

Yoga

Every Wednesday

5:45pm in Great Room

Knitting,Crocheting,etc.for Homeless

Every Monday

3:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Monday & Wednesday

8pm in Old Social Room


 

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    News from Food Pantry- Thank you for your support of our pantry! So far this year we have provided food for an average of 48 people per month.

    SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER NEWS Our Spaghetti Fundraiser was another success! We raised $2,300 for the food and personal needs pantries. We would like to thank Lori Conarton and the MorningLory staff as well as Chad and Michelle Rogers of Dimes Brewhouse. Thank you also to those who volunteered including Pastor Scott, Sherry VanKampen, Judy Enteman, Steve and Denise Parisian and Ralph Reznick, and to those of you who came in to eat. It was another fun evening!

    SAVE THE DATE: The Michigan State Police have scheduled a “Stuff the Blue Goose” food drive for Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 – 2:00 in the church parking lot. We hope to see you there!

    THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS!! We could not do what we do without our dedicated volunteers. Thank you to our newest pantry volunteers, Lorraine Stephens, Kim Jacobs and Al Slamer. Lorraine and Kim have been helping on Friday mornings and Al has been helping Mary Jo Harmon and Beth Everson pick up produce and dairy from the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Thank you also to Terri and Scott Edick who have been volunteering some extra hours restocking the pantry shelves and putting away orders from the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

    Speaking of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, people are often unaware of the quantity of food that we purchase/obtain from it and how much of a savings it is for us. During 2018, we acquired 16,582 lbs. of food and spent $1,985. This number also included the 3,511 lbs. of food we acquired through food drives, the Carl’s container and our grocery cart, which we must report to the GLFB every month. The actual value of the food we received, as determined by Feeding America, was $27,857 so our savings was $25,872. We receive a variety of categories of food including salvage, donated, purchased and USDA. A large percentage of the total lbs. is the free produce and dairy that Mary Jo, Beth and Al pick up twice monthly for our distribution days. Their twice monthly trips save our pantry a lot of money and provide our pantry families with a variety of healthy food choices.

    Grocery Cart Items The grocery cart items for April are peanut butter and canned goods, such as vegetables, fruit, tomatoes, tuna, chicken, beans and soups. We are also getting very low on instant potatoes. Thank you!

    PLASTIC BAGS We are again in need of plastic grocery bags. If you have any to donate, please put them in the shopping cart and we will take care of them. Thanks!

    The The Fishbowl Collection: The “Cents-ability” collection, also known as “Two-Cents-A-Meal”, is taken every Communion Sunday. 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.

    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. A knitting,crocheting, etc, group meets on Mondays at 3pm in church parlor to make items for the homeless.

    Box TopsWe continue to collect Box Tops for Education for Dimondale Elementary. 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.