Upcoming Events

Cooking Matters Classes

May 4th & 18th,
June 1st, 15th & 29th,
July 13th

6-8pm

Must register at
(517)543-2310

Communion

May 7th

11am Service

Pantries

May 12th & 26th

10am-12pm

Discover Dimondale Day

May 13th

10am-5pm

Stuff the Blue Goose
Collecting food for Pantry

May 13th

10am-2pm

Memorial Day Parade
& Services

May 29th

11am start time

Barbeque Chicken Dinner

May 29th

After parade & services


 

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    News from Food Pantry The Barry-Eaton District Health Department and the MSU Cooperative Extension office are offering Cooking Matters Classes as part of the BE Nutritious Banks and Pantries project. The classes are open to anyone in the Dimondale community and are FREE! The classes teach participants healthy food skills to help them gain the knowledge and confidence they need to enrich their families with nutritious and wallet-friendly meals.

    Cooking Matters Classes
    First Presbyterian Church of Dimondale
    May 4th & 18th, June 1st, 15th & 29th, July 13th
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    If you are interested call (517)543-2310 to register.

    STUFF THE BLUE GOOSE Michigan State Troopers will be parking a patrol car in church parking lot to collect food for our pantry on Saturday, May 13th. The collection will run from 10am to 2pm. All donations will go to the Dimondale Pantry.

    Grocery Cart Items The grocery cart items for May are canned goods, especially canned fruit and peanut butter. The food pantry is also always in need of coffee. Thank you for your donations!

    THANK YOU!! The Spaghetti Dinner held on March 26th at Mike’s Village Restaurant was another success. Thank you to Lori Conarton, Denise Parisian and Bromley Chappell for organizing the event. Thank you to everyone who participated.

    PLASTIC BAGS NEEDED The food pantry is running very low on plastic grocery bags. If you have any to donate, please put them in the grocery cart and we will take care of them. Thank you!

    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!

    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. 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.