Our mission at First Presbyterian is “Loving Christ Jesus, Boldly Proclaiming Truth, Serving Our Neighbor, Growing God’s Kingdom”. First Presbyterian Local Missions Committee is encouraging everyone to put their faith into action this summer by volunteering with one of our local mission partners. Bring some friends, your family, your small group, or Sunday School class and help make our community a better place.

Choose one of the opportunities below, contact the organization to let them know you are coming, show up, have fun, and be the hands and feet of Jesus. It’s that simple!

JUNE

RENEW CAMP
Date & Time: Sunday, June 9-Friday, June 14 (various shifts throughout the day)
Job: meal preparation, security, check in/out, nursing (must work in medical field), supply runners, setting up
Location: Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, 22802
Contact: Catherine Couch, cmcouch@comcast.net, or sign up at http://signup.com/go/mMYFoPU   

PATCHWORK FOOD PANTRY
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 12 or July 10 or August  14 (6-8pm)
Job: Bagging groceries or produce, helping put groceries in client’s car. Six volunteers are needed each evening. Need names of volunteers one week in advance.
Location: Community Mennonite Church, 70 South High Street, Harrisonburg, 22801
Contact: Kathy Gerber, patchworkpantry@gmail.com

ROBERTA WEBB CHILDCARE CENTER
Date & Time: Thursday, June 20 (1-3pm)
Job: Landscape freshening up – weeding, weed eating on playground and grounds. Job for three – four people
Location: 400 Kelley St., Harrisonburg, 22802
Contact: Kathryn Morris, robertawebbcc@gmail.com

JULY

SALVATION ARMY
Date & Time: Two hours (sometime between 8:30am – 3:30pm) any day Monday-Friday
Job: Landscaping and painting
Location: 185 Ashby Avenue, Harrisonburg, 22801
Contact: Captain John Blevins, jb.blevins@uss.salvationarmy.org

MERCY HOUSE
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 10, 17, or 24 (10am-12pm)
Job: Mulching and minor landscaping
Location: 305 N. High Street, Harrisonburg, 22802
Contact: Steve Yoder, (540) 421-4461 (cell) 

ADOPT-A-PARK
Date & Time: Thursday, July 11 (6-8pm); go for ice cream afterwards
Job: Clean-up and beautify the grounds
Location: Liberty Park
Contact: Betsy Dishman, bdishman@firstpreshbg.org

AUGUST

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE
Date & Time: Sometime in August, date and time yet to be confirmed
Job: Moving to a new office space
Location: 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, 22801
Contact: Leeanne Shepherd, peoplehelpingpeopledirector@gmail.com

OUR COMMUNITY PLACE
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 6 (10am-12:30pm)
Job: Work Day—Cleaning outside and inside building, preparing silverware for Friday lunch

Date & Time: August 12 (5pm-8pm)
Job: Night Out—Set-up and clean-up (maximum four people) for a monthly elegant dinner

Location: 17 E. Johnson St, Harrisonburg, 22802
Contact: Leons Kabongo, leons@ourcommunityplace.org

ADOPT-A-PARK
Date & Time: Saturday, August 10 (9-11am)
Job: Clean-up and beautify the grounds
Location: Liberty Park
Contact: Betsy Dishman, bdishman@firstpreshbg.org

Matthew 25:36-40
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Jeremiah 29:7
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.

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