Upcoming Events

*We have begun meeting in-person again for worship and other activities but safety protocols remain in place.

Check with office or group leader if you think there may be changes.

*SAFETY PROTOCOLS REQUIRED FOR ALL INDOOR ACTIVITIES

This includes health screening, temperature checks, masks and distancing. Prayerfully, things will shift with less restrictions as data allows.

Worship

Sundays, 10am

In-Person & Facebook Live

Food Pantry Drive Through

May 14 & 28

10am-12Noon
Call 517-646-6183
Call 2 days ahead

Boy Scout Pig Roast

May 31

11am-2pm $10.
Drive Thru

Knitting,Crocheting,etc.for Homeless

Every Monday

3:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Monday & Wednesday

7pm

Men's Dining Out

1st Wed of month

various restaurants


 

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    FOOD PANTRY- Thank you for your support of our pantry. We are always grateful for the food and financial donations.

    PANTRY CONTINUES AS DRIVE THROUGH We continue to provide a drive-through service on distribution days and continue to receive guidance from the Greater Lansing Food Bank on how to safely serve our community families. We have minimal volunteers working, wear masks and gloves, complete a symptom checklist whenever we are in the building and keep areas sanitized.

    FOR ANY WHO NEED FOOD If you know of anyone in Windsor Township who needs food, please ask them to call the church. The church office number is 517-646-6183.

    THANK YOU! This month we would like to thank our volunteers who pack our food. Sarah Ausel and Terri and Scott Edick are dedicated volunteers and are always willing to pack for as many families as needed! We really appreciate their dependability, energy, and compassion for others. They are also fun to be around! Thank you, Sarah, Terri, and Scott!

    WELCOME BACK Welcome back, Judy Fuller! Judy has returned to volunteering on Friday mornings!

    GROCERY CART ITEMS FOR MONTH: The grocery cart items for May are detergent, liquid dish soap and toilet paper for the personal needs pantry at Dimondale United Methodist Church. Please consider supporting them! The food pantry can also always use cereal, coffee, instant potatoes, rice sides and muffin, cake, and cookie mixes.

    CARL'S DONATION BOX OPEN We can again accept community donations, so our collection container is back at Carl’s Supermarket and waiting to be filled! The grocery cart item for October is canned goods. Items we have not been able to purchase from the food bank include specialty soups, carrots, peas, pineapple and fruit cocktail. We greatly appreciate all donations. Thank you!

    MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE CARDS- We continue to use the Meijer Simply Give Food Cards to purchase items not available at the Greater Lansing Food Bank. In December we were able to purchase some special items for Christmas (thank you, Mary Jo!) and we also purchased 100 lbs. of ground beef (thank you, Karen!).

    PLASTIC BAGS We can again use plastic shopping bags or paper grocery sacks so if you have any to donate please place them in the shopping cart. 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 or Julie Crane if you have questions. A knitting,crocheting, etc, group meets on Mondays at 3pm in church parlor to make items for the homeless.

    CareCalls is a phone call ministry started up in December 2019 with 10 people. It was a test run because we had not done this before but has served well especially during the distancing that happened during Covid. BEING THE ONE RECEIVING A CALL DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE LONELY, OR A SHUT IN! Dividing the list of volunteers into callers and callees was simply a way to organize the ministry. Anyone can join, anyone can drop out – for any reason. But it will be a benefit to both caller and callee in loving and caring for one another. Please keep this ministry effort in your prayers. Thank you! See Julie Crane if you are interested!

    Box Tops We 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. 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.