Charity
C H A R I T Y   W I N D O W

MISSION OF THE MONTH FOR
SEPTEMBER

CropWalk
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
CROP HUNGER WALK

– the original Walk in the U.S. – are community-wide events that are sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations and groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
For more information, please go to
https://church.cwsglobal.org/crop-hunger-walk/

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COMMUNITY FREE LUNCH PROGRAM
Our free lunch to the neighborhood takes place the first and last Saturday of each month. This program / ministry is making a difference in our neighborhood. It is not just food that people are receiving. The companionship around the table is a joy to see and experience. Of course, another benefit to this expansion is another opportunity for you to participate in mission. Please prayerfully consider helping out at our free lunch program.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
37 S. Market St., Johnstown, NY 12095
Ph: 518.762.8263 Fax: 518.762.2981
Email: office@johnstownpresbyterian.org

 

Missions

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The members of First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of Johnstown, believe that we are called to be the people who embody the love of God in Jesus Christ thereby becoming covenant people in who Christ again lives. We will work especially hard to provide programs for youth, educational and informational programs for the community (i.e. Parenting, aging parents, family issues, Habitat for Humanity, the Food Pantry, Hospice) and tending to people with special needs through in-home visitations and providing spiritual care in area nursing homes. We will plan and celebrate a Spirit filled, prayerful worship service each Sunday and we will provide Christian education for children and adults. We care about the connectional church and we will participate in Presbytery, Synod, General Assembly governance through prayers, financial resources, and serving as delegates and commissioners. We will participate in local ecumenical programs (i.e. Johnstown Council of Churches) and support global church reconciliation through the World Council of Churches.

DEACONS READY TO HELP
Prayer Chain Group for 2021

• The Deacons are updating the
Prayer Chain. If you would like to be on the prayer chain, please call the church office (518)762-8263 and leave your name and phone number. Once the Prayer Chain has been revised your name will be added and you will receive a list. As a prayer chain
member, you will receive a call and be asked to pass the prayer request on to one other person.

• The Deacons thank everyone who helped take the Mums to shut-ins!

• If there is anyone who would like to attend church services but is unable to drive, please call the church office (762-8263).
Prayers are asked for some members of our congregation who are not feeling well. Remember we are here if anyone needs us. Please contact a deacon or the church office to ask for help.

ONE CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
Here is a list of needs this month. If you can purchase and donate any of these items it will be deeply appreciated. Drop them off in the box at the church and our Deacons will deliver them.
Oatmeal (any kind), jelly/jam (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry), pancake mix, canned pineapple, canned chicken, muffin/cornbread mixes.
Also consider preparing a "Birthday Box"— information below.

groceries

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BIRTHDAY BOXES

Help someone celebrate their special day! First Presbyterian Church in cooperation with the One Church Food Pantry would like to provide a birthday box for clients' children.
What goes into a birthday box?

     1 boxed cake or brownie mix
     1 appropriate size foil pan(s)
     1 tub of icing with sprinkles
     1 small bottle of vegetable oil
     Assorted birthday candles, party napkins, hats (optional)
Put all items together in the foil pans or in a box or bag and deliver to the church office. We will deliver to the Food Pantry when we drop off our monthly donation.

ThriftSignNew Thank you to all our volunteers!!!

OUR COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE
is doing well, but we really could use more help. Just four hours now and then. The job description is as follows:
        1. Open the store
        2. Sit by the desk
        3. Assist customers
        4. Cash them out
        5. Close the store at the end of the day
Please consider volunteering. A sign-up sheet is on the side table in the Knox Chapel.

OPEN Thursdays, Fridays & the first Saturday of each month 9am-1pm. Entrance is on the north side of church, just off S. Market St.
The Thrift Store has returned to its regular schedule. WE NEED YOU TO COME AND HELP! If you can volunteer ANY amount of time, please call us at 518-762-8263. This vital ministry needs you.

INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Check out the links below for information about the Presbyterian Church in our area, in our country and around the world.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) www.pcusa.org
Presbyterian News www.pcusa.org/navigation/news.htm
Presbytery of Albany www.albanypresbytery.org
Presbyterian Outlook http://www.pres-outlook.com/