Upcoming Events

Communion

Feb 3rd

10:00am worship

Scrapbooking

Feb 8-9th

9am-11pm

Pantries

Feb 8th & 22nd

10am-Noon

Blood Drive

Feb 18th

Windsor Township Retirees Luncheon

Feb 27th

12 Noon

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, we have a very giving congregation and community! Thank you for your donations in the grocery cart at the church and in the Carl’s Marker container. Thank you also to the Dimondale Home Culture Club for their very generous financial donation.

    THANK YOU TO NEW VOLUNTEERS!! Thank you to our new pantry volunteers, Shirley Wasnich and Evie Holmes. Evie has volunteered in the past and we are very happy she is back again. Thank you also to those who have volunteered to help while Karen is in Florida. Gail Perkins will be picking food up from Carl’s Market, Bruce Miller will take care of the recycling and Kim Jacobs will help on Friday mornings.

    Grocery Cart Items The grocery cart items for February are rice and pasta. Healthy alternatives could include brown rice, wild rice or whole grain pasta. We can also always use box dinners, rice sides and coffee. These are items that are not usually available at the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

    PLASTIC BAGS Thank you for your donations of plastic grocery bags. We currently have a very large supply. We will let you know when we are again in need of donations.

    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.