'Loose Offerings' Program


First Sunday of the month, starting January 7

Continuing our theme of "Boundless Generosity" at FPC, we introduce the First Sunday Loose Offerings Program. Loose offerings (monies collected in the offering plate each Sunday, but not designated towards the fulfillment of a pledge) have been a part of our annual revenue and supported the annual budget.

However, starting January 7 and the first Sunday of every month, the offerings will be dedicated to a specific charity. This program is in addition to our four PC(USA) special offerings (One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost Offering, Peace and Global Witness Offering, and Christmas Joy Offering).

What a wonderful way to include all family members, regardless of age, in the giving process. Each month we will announce a designated charity and then later update the congregation on the amount of funds donated. If questions, please contact Jewel Caven, Loose Offerings Committee Chair.

Capital Diaper Bank is the first designee of this program. All funds raised on January 7 will be donated to this worthy organization. More information follows, or visit their website.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.

  • Disposable diapers cost $70-80 per month per baby.

  • Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Capital Diaper Bank, a division of Capital Center of Virginia (CCV), began as a rescue plan for a previous church-based daycare program founded in 1994 when it could no longer fulfill the needs of the children and families it served.  With a vision to change lives…one diaper, one baby, one family, one community at a time…by providing life changing support services for families undergoing a crisis or disaster, a center-based emergency family services program began and has now served more than nine million families in Virginia.

Through the CCV crisis nursery, diaper bank, and family support programs, they have provided emergency support services to over 1 million families experiencing homelessness, medical challenges or a disaster in Virginia.  

The Capital Diaper Bank provides an average of more than 100,000 baby essentials and child and adult education, as well as prenatal and postpartum support to more than 3,700 families each month. To date, Capital Diaper Bank has donated over 4,500,000 baby essentials to families in need, and this number continues to grow.


Rob Collins