Current Opportunities to Serve

Hunger Ministries Program of the Presbytery of Detroit

Support the Hunger Ministries Program of the Presbytery of Detroit in June. Non-perishable food may be placed in the collection bins provided at the Memorial Garden entrance to the church Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 3:00. Food donations will be delivered to Detroit by Presbyterian Women. Financial donations may be made online or may be mailed to the church. Please note the purpose of your check on the memo line.

Alpha House

With the families at Alpha House sheltering in place, lunches are now being provided by congregations and community groups. Support of the homeless is considered an essential service. If you’d like to help out, contact Volunteer Coordinator Mark Heffner (249–9227).

Thrive Juicery - Support for Our Local Emergency Room Medical Personnel

You can help provide immune-boosting, raw, cold-pressed juice to the amazing ER medical staff. For each dollar donated, Thrive Juicery will match the donation in juice. Deliveries will be made daily to the UM and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospitals. Call 585-5221 or donate online (https://www.thrive-juicery.com/).

First Pres Community Garden

If you are itching to get out of your house, you might consider helping plant and tend the First Pres Community Garden located on the church campus adjacent to the Triangle Play Area and the open space during the growing season. This activity can be therapeutic, can involve entire families young and old and is a good way to serve the community safely during this time of social distancing. Food harvested in the garden goes to clients at the Food Gatherers and CASS Community Social Services and other community feeding programs. We anticipate preparing the garden on Mother’s Day weekend, weather conditions permitting. If you would like to help with the garden please contact jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org.

House of Faith Project to Begin in July

Pick up your hammer and build a home! Our House of Faith building project with Huron Valley Habitat for Humanity plans to begin in mid-July with a scheduled completion date of September 2020. The house, on Ford Road in Ypsilanti, has been framed by Habitat staff in this season, and will be ready for volunteer work in mid-summer. For more information, contact Don Redding at dredding58@yahoo.com or Rev. Jay Sanderford at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org.

Questions?

Contact the First Pres Local Community Mission Team -
Jim Peggs & Helena Prince, Co-Chairs
Revs. Khayla Johnson (kjohnson@firstpresbyterian.org) and Jay Sanderford (jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org), Staff