Rain and dreary skies couldn't discourage us on SERVE DAY 2017 on April 23. Your servant hearts were showing! Last Sunday, 175 volunteers gathered to accomplish all of this:
- Made 88 hearty casseroles to feed the hungry
- Planted 100 plants at Union Seminary; made 120 cards for the seminarystudents
- Assembled 100 beside tables for CARITAS Furniture Bank
- Cleaned the flower beds, desks and cafeteria; decorated 4 bulletin boards and made many cards for George Mason
- Decorated 3 YOU ARE LOVED banners for Kairos Prison Ministry, hearts for our friends in retirement communities, bookmarks for George Mason and sent bags and boxes of personal products to our ACTS partners.
Your 2017 Serve Day Ministry Team thanks you for your prayers and faithfulness to our mission! Thank you to these people for organizing, executing, and stepping in to make Serve Day happen:
FPC staff, Mark & Bird Murray, Peggy & Elizabeth Larus, Nancy Hamner & Pat Tyler, Echol Marshall, Eric Bombere, David Snyder & Richard Madden, Annie Franklin & Elizabeth Darling, Steve Sigel, Linda Lacy, Blair Chewning, the First Presbyterian Preschool children, and our dedicated leader, Mary Garrison.
Since 2012, FPC has held Serve Day, a Sunday set aside for our members to worship through service by participating in many different service projects in many different areas of the Richmond community.
FPC Serve Day Mission:
Deepen our faith as disciples of Jesus Christ
Make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve
Engage our whole congregation in service as worship
Reach out to those who are forgotten or on the margins of our society
Care for one another as we care for others outside our congregation
Educate participants so they have a deeper understanding of the needs in Richmond and the impact our service can have
Encourage more long-term engagement with those we end up serving
Provide breadth of opportunity so all ages can be involved
Make it a CAN’T MISS opportunity