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Mission of the Month


Clearwater Forest Camp Scholarships
“This is our Prayer” is the theme for the 2020 Clearwater Forest Camp season, and it’s easy to understand why. It is our prayer, and the prayer of Clearwater Forest that any child, youth or adult who would like to attend camp this summer, would be able to do so.

Camp is tailored for campers looking for 3-days, a week, or even two weeks of making friends, getting active in the outdoors, and experiencing the compassionate leadership of caring camp counselors. They enjoy the comfort of a structured program led by well-trained staff. There’s great food, fun cabin time, group challenges, morning and evening worship with singing and skits, camper’s choice activities, free time, and Quest Bible study groups.

Because of your contributions to the April Mission of the Month, you are helping to financially support our children, youth and adults attending camp at Clearwater Forest. ALL FPC campers receive a scholarship of one-half off the camp fee. There are even scholarships directly offered by Clearwater Forest. Bottom line… we want your family at camp! Let’s make it happen together.

Your contributions to this Mission of the Month are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in sending your child to camp, please contact Jill Boeyink to get started.
Thank you!

Family Promise of
Kandiyohi County

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: 

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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 Wednesday 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.

Meals on Wheels

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.