GATHERING to SERVE 
SATURDAY,
AUGUST 12, 2017!
 


All ages will have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of God in our community on Saturday, August 12! A dedicated group of project leaders would love to have you on their team and serve alongside you in one of many projects to choose from. 

Here's what the day will look like:
8:00am... DEVOTIONS! Everyone meet at FPC for morning devotions

8:20—11:45am... PROJECTS!
Hunger Coalition, Wood Lot, HeartSong, Card Ministry, Blessing Bags for Haiti, Childrens' projects, Back to School Festival, International Students Bedding delivery, Prepare Meal for volunteers, FMO and Playground Maintenance, American Red Cross Disaster Shelter Training

NOON... LUNCH! Everyone meet at FPC for a delicious lunch prepared by the meal team... followed by a time to share experiences and give thanks to God for the opportunity to serve Him and the community

 
Childcare will be available throughout the morning for those too young to participate. 
 

You may DOWNLOAD a REGISTRATION FORM HERE. Completed forms need to be returned to the church by Sunday, August 6. OR you can register by clicking on the link below...

REGISTER HERE
 

Questions?
Contact Sue Newell at 828-268-4179 or a project leader... Guy Rippy, Harless Wright, Lane Weiss, Gay Lynn Williams, Dee Pelliccio, Aleema Fuller, Kelley Wilson, Cathy Ziegler, Shelley Dewey, Jeff Smith, Arlene Steeves, Steve Marks

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
Hunger Coalition: Clean food area and date donated food items. Organize Pass It On Room, Paint box outside. Weed and mulch.
People needed: 10 –12                        Age Requirement: Adults and children (accompanied by parent)

Wood Lot: Split wood that is stock-piled in a lot adjacent to the Hunger Coalition. Hearing protection, gloves, snacks, water or Gatorade  will be supplied. Participants need to wear long pants and shoes that cover the entire foot. Participants will be required to sign a liability waver if they have not worked at the wood lot before.
People Needed: 6—15                        Age Requirement: Youth—adults

Prepare Lunch for Volunteers
People Needed: 6                              Age Requirement: Youth—adults

Heart Song: a music outreach ministry that brings music to our congregational shut-ins, either at home or in a facility. We plan to travel to many of these folks to bless them with hymns.
People Needed: 4 +                          Age Requirement: Youth—adult

Children’s Mission: make and deliver Goody bags for local law enforcement officers and their K-9's.
People needed:  any number            Age Requirement: Pre-kindergarten and up

Assist with Children’s Missions:
People Needed: 4+                          Age Requirement: Youth—Adult

INTERNATIONAL MISSION without leaving town: Deliver bedding for new international students to their dorm rooms. 
People Needed: up to 10                Age Requirement:  Youth—adult with driver’s license

CARD MINISTRY: DESIGN and make cards along with FPC artists... thinking of you, get well, birthday… etc.
People Needed: any number           Age Requirement: All ages

BLESSING BAGS for Haiti: pack gallon plastic bags with items for people we serve through Real Love Haiti, that will be delivered by the FPC team going to Haiti in October. 
People Needed: any number           Age Requirement: All ages

Back 2 School Festival: We will volunteer in various roles to assist families as they get the supplies they need for their children to go back to school.

People Needed: any number           Age Requirement: 18 and older

FMO and Playground Maintenance: Get the playground ready for the opening of First Morning Out and make other simple repairs inside the church.
People needed: any number           Age Requirement: youth and older


American Red Cross Disaster Shelter Training: Shelter Fundamentals is the basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the phases of the Sheltering Process: Resourcing, Opening, Operating and Closing.
People Needed: any number           Age Requirement: 16 and up