Outreach Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

First Pres will be doing a Habitat Build Day on Saturday, October 3 from 8 am to 3 pm. We have reached our maximum number of team members.  For further information, please contact Steve Jordan at steve@ridgestonellc.com

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach has canceled the 25th Annual Empty Bowls Event. Instead they are doing an “empty” Empty Bowls. They are asking everyone to buy a ticket for $25 to this “non” event. For this purchase, you will not get to stand in line, you will not get a potter’s bowl, you will not fill a bowl with soup, and you will not select a delicious dessert. What you will get is the opportunity to provide a complete daily noonday meal for those who otherwise would go hungry in the valley. Currently the soup kitchen is doing “to go” lunch boxes Monday through Saturday. Our First Pres crew is doing the “to go” boxes the first Saturday of every month. This is the only fundraising event that Catholic Outreach does for the Soup Kitchen. If you would be willing to support this endeavor, contact Debe Colby at 243-1923 or outreach@firstpresgj.org.

Freedom Sunday

IJM is having another Freedom Partner Match which ends on September 30 (with any new Freedom Partners, their giving will be matched for a year). Also, with an increase of any amount of giving from current Freedom Partners, their funds will also be matched for a year. Go to https://www.ijm.org/give/double-impact-sept2020 to give. This year, Freedom Sunday at First Presbyterian Church will be on Sunday, October 25.