September Mission of the Month-
Fellowship Presbyterian Church Food Distribution Program
We are once again supporting our neighbors to the north, Fellowship Presbyterian Church, in their ongoing Food Distribution Program.
Fellowship ministers to families in need by organizing, collecting and distributing at least 250 food boxes on the third week of each month with distribution happening on that Wednesday. These boxes are timed to assist 120 families who are food insecure with perishable and non-perishable groceries to help them make it through the month. Furthermore, there are 50 additional families on the church’s waiting list who are awarded Special One Time Only Food Boxes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Elder Jackie Bennett, Convener of Fellowship’s Witness and Service Ministry Team, says that Fellowship’s members and the community at large have stepped up in a big way with plenty of hands-on volunteers. This cohesive team under the watchful eye of church member Dorothy Johnson, performs a myriad of duties each month to ensure that food is gathered, organized and distributed.
Fellowship obtains food from the Food Bank of North Alabama, Manna House, Commissioner District 6 and sometimes local farmers. However, especially in today’s environment, there is always a challenge and need to have ample food to provide for and satisfy this community outreach ministry.
During the month of September, we will have a non-perishable food drive with the goal being to help “FILL THE FOOD PANTRY AT FELLOWSHIP”. All members are asked to bring a sack (or sacks) of non-perishable food to church throughout this month. Examples of food needed are canned vegetables, fruits and meats, and pasta, rice and cereal. Food may be left at the office entrance or in the Historic Room. For more information contact Karen Madison at email@example.com.
To sign up to volunteer for our Backpack Ministry, CLICK HERE.
At First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville from our deep gratitude for God’s grace we are called to serve God in this time and place. We are a community that builds people up to send them out to be the hands and feet of Christ.
We offer many opportunities for the adults, youth, and children of our church to make a difference in our community and in the world through mission work. Here is a list of some of our mission partners:
- Churches United for the People (CUP) Huntsville
- Good Samaritans of Huntsville
- Second Mile Preschool
- Manna House
- Village of Promise
- Presbyterian Home for Children
- The Outreach Foundation
- Mission Aviation Fellowship
- International Missionary Fellowship
- Hospital Evangelic Bombardopolis, Haiti
For more information about how to become involved in any of our mission opportunities please call (256) 536-3354.