Our Mission Dollars at Work!
Thank you to the congregation for raising $1,490 for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to support their work after Hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California fires. The Mission Co-Op designated an additional $1,000 for PDA, making a total of $2,490 that we are sending for this relief effort. On November 5th we will be doing some hands-on help to provide PDA with HYGIENE KITS and SCHOOL kits. The list of needed supplies is below and also on page 4 of this issue.
With joy, our church also contributed a total of $1,750 to the following local organizations: Johnsonburg Presbyterian Camp, Boonton Rescue Squad, which Kiwanis no longer funds, Cedar Hill Community After-School program at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Spark Hope Campaign of the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood NJ (whose building was destroyed by fire), and to RISE – the mission program in NY State that our adults and youths have participated in many times.
We are building Mission into the 2018 budget with the hope that we will once again be known as a church that puts Mission front and center.
Plans for developing the Mission outreach area in the lower level of Reighart are underway. Please contact the church office if you would like to be involved in any of our mission endeavors.
You Can Make a Difference!
Make a kit. Make two. If you and/or someone you know is asking how they can help those affected by the hurricanes, earthquakes and fires, please join FPC Boonton and put together kits from the list below:
Please bring full kits or items for kits to the library on Sunday, November 5 (All Soul’s Service).
1 pair of blunt scissors
3 70-count spiral notebooks
1 30 centimeter ruler (12”)
1 handheld pencil sharpener
6 new pencils with erasers
1 large eraser
1 box of 24 crayons
1 Hand Towel (approximately 16” x 28”, no fingertip or bath towels)
1 Wide-tooth comb (remove from package)
1 Nail clipper (UPDATE: nail clippers with metal files or emery boards attached are now accepted; remove from package)
1 Bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 Toothbrush (in original packaging)
10 Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips
Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste which has an extended expiration date will be added to international Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.
Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA