One Great Hour of Sharing

 

When the forces of chaos and calamity rip the fabric of human life, your One Great Hour of Sharing gifts are there to sew it back together.

Your generosity fulfills a vision rooted in the biblical witness and beautifully stated in Isaiah 58:12. The prophet writes: “You shall be called the  repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.”

Around the world, One Great Hour of Sharing ministries bridge the divides that tear apart the  lives of individuals and communities.

 

· 32% goes to Restoring Hope (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance)

· 34% goes to Reducing Hunger (Presbyterian Hunger Program)

· 32% goes to Partnering in Progress ( Self-Development of People)

 

 

 


 



Family Promise of Kandiyohi County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which finds its origin from a national organization stemming from Summit, New Jersey. We are one of approximately 200 affiliates found in 43 states and Washington D.C. FPKC has partnered with 12 local congregations (and 13 support churches) to provide shelter, meals and hospitality to homeless families within the Willmar/Kandiyohi County area.  Our goal is to do whatever we can to assist homeless families gain emergency shelter, daily meals, and partner with local agencies to equip families with the skills they need overcome homelessness. We believe that families need a “hand up,” not just a “hand out.”

Check out more of what Family Promise is and offers at their website: 
(Click the logo below)



 




Blessing Box



We, at the First Presbyterian Church, have placed a Blessing Box at the front of our church at 316 Sixth Street SW in downtown Willmar and we are seeking donations from you and others to help our brothers and sisters in need.
 

The following is a list of suggested supplies: 

Food items (non-perishable) -- canned goods, soup mix, cake mix, rice, cereal, noodles, peanut butter, snacks, ramen/instant meals, Hamburger Helper, mac & cheese, fruit, vegetables, bread/buns, baking items, condiments, coffee, juice boxes, seasoning items, crackers.
Personal hygiene -- toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion, toilet paper, feminine products, tissue, Q-tips.
Baby/child items -- diapers, wipes, baby food, baby cereal, pacifier, powder, lotion, bottles, powder formula.
Misc. items -- pens/pencils, paper, seasonal items, gloves,books, small toys, gift items.
Prohibited items -- home-baked goods, expired opened goods, alcohol, tobacco, sharp objects.
 



Ministry Meals

Every Second Tuesday of the Month (during the school year) our Mission Committee donates, makes, and provides a meal during the lunch hours (11-1:30) for students at Ridgewater College in the Ministry Department of the college!!

The Mission Commitee is always willing to have volunteers to help out each month if available!! If so, contact the church office for more details.


 





The First Presbyterian Church of Willmar we help out with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels has been guided by a single goal since the first known U.S. delivery by a small group of Philadelphia citizens in 1954 – to support our senior neighbors to extend their independence and health as they age. What started as a compassionate idea has grown into one of the largest and most effective social movements in America, currently helping nearly 2.4 million seniors annually in virtually every community in the country.

If you would like to sign up to help deliver Meals on Wheels, contact the church office.
 
 

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