Here I Am. Send Me. Service Day
June 9th, 2018
We have four teams available for you to join. Please read the descriptions and, when you register, look for the Please Select drop-down menu. Select the team that most appeals to you!
TEAM 1 — Feeding 5000 (limit 15 people of any age, family friendly event—if you have a peanut allergy you may not wish to participate as we will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Meet at 8:00 am at New Covenant Presbyterian Church (240 Creek Road, Mount Laurel). You will watch a short film and then make sandwiches and pack food. The team will then head with the Feeding 5000 crew to Philadelphia and set up in Rittenhouse Square. They will make an assembly line and hand out food and Daily Bread devotionals. This is a rain or shine event so please dress appropriately. You should return no later than 1:00 pm.
CONTACT: Sarah Rotter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEAM 2—Christian Caring Center Men’s shelter work day (construction, property clean up and painting) Adults only. Let us know if you have any construction skills. Meet at 8 am at FPCM in the Commons lobby to carpool to the men’s shelter in Pemberton. We may be painting so dress appropriately! Bring your own work gloves and if you have a tool belt with hammer, and screw drivers, etc. please bring it along. As we formalize the work we will let you know if any other tools are needed. Our objective is to help get the shelter ready for residence. Sunbury Village where the shelter is located is in an area where we must exercise caution and be vigilant of surroundings. For this reason, no youth may assist on this project. Please bring your own water bottle and snacks.
TEAM 3 –Christian Caring Center Fundraising dinner set up (need a minimum of 10 people). Meet at 2:30 pm and head over to Calvary Baptist Church, 5 Scrapetown Rd., Pemberton, NJ to assist in preparing for the evening’s event. Set up tables, put flyers out, put centerpieces together, assist in cooking and prepping. This is open to ALL AGES and no special skills are needed.
TEAM 4—We are still working on this event. Please sign up if you don’t see anything on Team 1-3 that interests you and we will work with you to find an activity that you will love.
VBS 2018 Volunteer Sign Up
June 25th - June 29th, 2018
VBS 2018 needs you (adults and teens) and your special abilities to help kids discover important truths through activities that connect directly with the day's Bible Point and Bible Verse. Volunteer with a friend, co- worker, or family members while building your faith and relationships. You'll have the opportunity to share time smiling, laughing, and serving while spreading His message to our precious little ones in grades K-6. Every volunteer will be part of an experience to change kid's lives forever, encouraging creativity and faith discovery!
Our theme this year is:
Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus
Volunteering is fun and rewarding! If you have been a VBS volunteer before, thank you for continuing to serve each year. If you have never volunteered, try it. You were built for a purpose by God to share your gifts and talents with others. Open your eyes, hearts, and minds to be a part of this special week- June 25-29.
Family Tabernacle Trip
July 18th, 2018
We are blessed to live in an area that has a life sized replica of the tabernacle. The Biblical Tabernacle is an intricately designed reproduction of the original Old Testament tabernacle located in Lancaster Pennsylvania.
This summer First Presbyterian Church would like to provide the opportunity for families to “see” Sunday school and Bible lessons come to life. On Wednesday, July 18th we will depart from the parking lot of FPC together at 9:00am. We will head straight to the tabernacle for a guided lecture tour and then enjoy lunch together and spend some time in Lancaster county.
This is a Family Trip so please sign up your Family together with at least one parent coming with us. It will be a great opportunity to experience the Bible together.
For transportation, we will be taking the Church van, but are also hoping some families might be willing to drive themselves or drive together.
Great Escape- DEPOSIT
July 23rd - July 28th, 2018
Great Escape is an amazing week in Johnstown, PA. We stay on the Pittsburg Johnstown Campus in dorms and middle schoolers take over the campus. Every day we will have have events and competitions which are sure to be some of the most fun you will have all summer. These events culminate in a Crud War where messy, sloppy and all sorts of cruddy games are played.
But beyond all the fun, we meet to hear from gifted speakers, be led in worship by an amazing band, and talk honestly about our lives and faith. for many who have attended in the past this week has been which has formed a foundation for their faith for years to come. You wont want to miss this opportunity to grow closer to God and have a BLAST doing it.
Note: this is only the DEPOSIT for the trip. The full cost of the trip is $475. Full payment will be due by May 23. If you need a payment plan or assistance with cost, please reach out. Money should not keep ANYONE from coming on this trip.
Louisiana Service Trip - DEPOSIT
July 29th - August 4th, 2018
We are pleased to announce that this year instead of doing a Youth trip and an Adult trip, we will be having a combined FPC Service Trip . Signups are open to anyone over 14. This is a great opportunity to serve TOGETHER as parents and teens. But beyond parents, it is a great opportunity to serve as an inter-generational church. So if your a High schooler, you have a high schooler, or you are just looking for an opportunity to serve, this is a great opportunity.
A little about where we will be serving: In 2016, massive flooding occurred in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana. This has left many still in need of assistance. We will be staying and working in the Denham Springs area on a beautiful horse farm and working in and on the homes of people who are still waiting to get their homes livable again.
NOTE: This is simply the deposit. The total cost of the trip will be between $750-$800 depending on airfare.