The First Presbyterian Church annual benevolence fund supports many programs within the Omaha community and beyond. Organizations which will receive funding in 2010 include: Youth Emergency Services; HELP Adult Services; Omaha Seminary Foundation; Sudanese Ministry; Literacy Center; O.V.A.L.; inCOMMON Community Development; Crossroads Prison Ministry; Camp Calvin Crest; Together, Inc.; and Hispanic Ministry.
“HAND UP” PANTRY
“Hand up” Pantry is a mission program of First Presbyterian Church staffed by volunteers. Those in need come to the church for bags of food on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
On Thursdays at 9:00 a.m., we normally receive a large order that we need help unpacking. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated.
If you have questions or would like to become involved, please contact Karma Blongewicz at (402) 331-9440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Bohlken at (402) 496-2167 or email@example.com. Thanks so much for your continued support!
HELP ADULT SERVICES
HELP Adults Services, a Presbyterian community outreach program, is one of our mission projects. Its main service areas are:
- School of the Arts Behind Bars.
- Christmas stockings for the incarcerated.
- Senior Services Program consisting of Respite Connection, Senior Companion Program, and Community Care Teams.
- A program to provide health and medical equipment to persons in need.
For further information, click http://www.helpadultservices.org
inCOMMON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PARK AVENUE MEALS
“Many in our community can only pay for two of the following: medicine, rent, or food.” If you want to become involved in this program, you can help make life easier for many people by helping people with a weekly meal. ”You are invited to become a part of our community and join us in meeting needs in the Park Avenue community – you may even develop a new friendship in the process. The meals will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays at First Baptist Church.”
• Join a volunteer team that provides the meal. These teams will be on a rotation schedule, with each team from a specific church participating every 12 weeks. Contact Joy H. to see how you can help.
• Come to meals and develop relationships with neighbors. The more regular the commitment (monthly or more), the easier it is to build strong, trusting friendships, so you are invited to consider making meals more often.
• Make a financial contribution. These funds go directly toward the food and set-up need of the meal program. Checks and money orders can be sent to inCOMMON Community Development, P. O. Box 3451, Omaha, NE 68103-0451. All checks should be made payable to inCOMMON Community Development, memo Park Avenue Community Meals. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, click http://inCOMMONcd.org
HUNGER CROP WALK
The Omaha Crop Walk for Hunger is held annually. Several walkers from First Presbyterian Church are sponsored by church members.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
NEIGHBORS SOUTH COALITION
Members of First Presbyterian Church have given their time and talents for many years to help build Habitat for Humanity houses. This year’s house is located at 2451 South 17 Street. Our work days are Fridays and Saturdays. You may work mornings, afternoons, or all day. We need people to help on the house itself as well as bring food to the volunteers for breaks and lunch. If you would like to learn a new skill or share your current skill with the community, this is the project for you! The family receiving the house is also involved. FPC is proud to say that this is one of the missions that we onsider very important in the Omaha area and support it as best as we can. Cash contributions are also welcome. Please contact Paul Jelinek at (402) 960-8901 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.