Upcoming Events

Communion Sunday

June 4th

10am

Pantries

June 9th & 23rd

10am-Noon

Dimondale Reunion

June 24th

9am-2pm

Outdoor Community Service

June 25th

11am @ Lion's Park

Windsor Township Retirees Luncheon

June 28th

12Noon


 

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    ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world. Your generous gifts to this Special Offering will help provide relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed. Your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing will support the following: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People. Offering envelopes will be available during Lent.

    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. The original class dates have been changed and the new dates are Thursdays June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27 and August 10th. Classes are at 6-8pm in the Great Room of the church. Call 517-543-2310 to register.

    Grocery Cart Items The grocery cart items for June are coffee, tea and juice. We can also always use tuna helper, hamburger helper and canned fruit. Thank you!

    THANK YOU!!May was an exceptional month for the pantry. We received 645 lbs. of food from the Michigan State Police “Stuff-A-Blue-Goose” food drive on May 13th. A big thanks to Trooper Marco Jones for organizing the food drive. We also received 251 lb. from the Letter Carriers Food Drive which was also held on May 13th. We appreciate all the support we receive from our community!

    THANK YOU FOR PLASTIC BAGS Thank you for your donations of plastic grocery bags. We have a good supply now and will let you know when we are running low.

    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 are again collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels 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.