On October 15, from 5:30-7:00 pm there will be an Intergenerational Mission Night during which the congregation will be tasked with creating cards and gift bags for the residents of PHFC. These will be delivered on November 6, at a volunteer workday at the home which is located in Talladega, a 2.5-hour drive. We will be leaving at 7am and will return early in the evening. Projects planned are for painting either inside or outside depending on the weather. The church bus will be available for transportation.
Contact Kathy Gillmore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer for the Intergenerational Mission Night.
Hands-On Mission Opportunities
- We will be providing lunches for the Village of Promise Infant University Classes on October 19 and 26, and on November 2. There are opportunities to prepare food and to pack lunches. Recipes will be provided. Contact Nancy Lundy for more information or to sign up to help. email@example.com
- Presbyterian Home for Children Work day Saturday, November 6th. Leave the church at 7 am and return early evening. Bus available for transport. We will be painting either inside or outside on wheelchair ramps. Contact Nancy Lundy for more information or to sign up. firstname.lastname@example.org
October Mission of the Month
The Presbyterian Home for Children is a more than 150-year-old ministry of the Presbyterian Churches of Alabama. It serves children, families and young adults who seek healing and hope for their troubled lives.
For children and adolescents, PHFC offers The Moderate Care Residential Therapeutic Program for teens who have been removed from their homes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources. These young people have emotional and behavioral management difficulties that interfere with their ability to function in a family or community setting. There is also an Ascension Leadership Academy, their accredited private school, that helps children succeed academically.
For families, there is the Secure Dwellings Program that provides safe housing on the PHFC campus to homeless children and their female caregivers. There are also supportive housing communities throughout the state that offer these same services. The Family Bridges program delivers services to families in their own homes to help preserve and unify them.
The PHFC Thrift Store serves its residents and the local community. Often the Thrift Store is a resident’s first job after they arrive on campus, providing income and job skills training.
Contact Nancy Lundy at email@example.com for more information or to volunteer for the work day at the Presbyterian Home for Children.
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.