We believe that in addition to our times of worship and fellowship together, it is important that we help meet needs of others in our community and around the world.
The Naomi Ruth Circle continues to work on personal hygiene items for the “Little Girls in Africa” project. Please see the “Presbyterian Women’s” page for more information.
October 26, 2019 is “Step up for Down Syndrome at Arrowhead stadium parking lot C. For more information please check out this brochure. Our own Hunter, here at First Presbyterian Church has a team for the event. To donate to Hunter’s team and help raise money for Down Syndrome, click here.
We are looking forward to the upcoming school year which begins August 19th. So get ready for Birthday Buddies, Reading Buddies, and celebrating holidays throughout the school year. If you have a special hobby you would like to share with our friends pleas let us know. Your Pentecost Offerings make it possible to meet the needs of this classroom. Your donations are a blessing. Every child needs a cheerleader and through our ministry at First Presbyterian Church we are able to be that cheerleader for Mr. McCoy and his students. If you have questions, please contact Pam or Martie.
In 2016 our church began a partnership with the Bright Futures Program at CIS (Clinton Intermediate School). We partner with John McCoy’s intermediate special education class of 11 student. During these 3 years, 20 - 25 members have given their time and talents to this project.
The purpose of this partnership is to let the kids know that they DO matter, that we are here to cheer them on, that they are special and we are interested in what they do. Throughout the year we are involved in several activities: birthday buddies, reading buddies, holiday parties, end of the year luncheon, scholastic book fair (each student can pick out a book we purchase for them), MAO testing (sending notes of encouragement), CIS perfect attendance kuncheon (provide desserts), reward activities for good behavior and back to school fair.
AS you can see we are actively dong our part to help these children know their importance. There is always room for more volunteers if you would like to become involved in this worthwhile project.
Some of the projects we are involved in are:
(Please contact us for more information about any of these projects and/or to learn how you can become involved.)
Hygiene items for Little Girls in Africa
Annual hot dog luncheon during 'Ole Glory Days
Supplies for personal hygiene items for the “Little ‘Girls in Africa” project are available in the foyer. Sewers, you will find strips of flannel and lining material in tubs ready for you to convert into hygiene items. We plan to ship the completed materials in February for distribution later this year to African village girls. All supplies for this mission project are donated by the Samaritan Center Thrift Shoppe. This is an annual project by the Naomi Ruth Circle here at church.
Some of our members who help with the meals on wheels project from the Clinton Senior Center.