Opportunities during Advent & Christmas
Something new! As we look forward to the season of remembering God’s gift of love in Jesus Christ, First Presbyterian will offer several mission opportunities for sharing that love with others. In an effort to do local mission this year, the Evangelism/Outreach Team decided to offer mission opportunities that would impact children locally.
Onslow Christmas Cheer
First Presbyterian will be collecting food donations for Christmas Cheer families this year. Our donations are packed in boxes by Christmas Cheer volunteers and distributed to needy families. If you would like to volunteer sorting food and packing boxes, contact Gwen Duppstadt.
Here’s how you can help spread the CHEER! Bring the following items to church and drop them in the designated bins as you enter the worship area and outside the church office. The deadline for donating is December 10.
Rice, Pasta, Noodles, Mashed Potatoes
Canned Chili & Beef Stew
Canned Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables
Canned Sweet Potatoes (Yams)
Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing Mix, Gravy
Pop Tarts, Boxes of Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits
Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Canned Ham, Spam, Vienna Sausage
Spagetti Os, Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spagetti Sauce
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Mac n’ Cheese
To find out more about Christmas Cheer, go to https://www.onslowco.org/cc
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program serving Onslow and Jones Counties works to provide under privileged children gifts on Christmas morning. People in need of assistance sign up with the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will provide donors with each child’s first name, age, sex, size, and Christmas wish. Donors fill a big bag with new clothing and toys for each child.
Details about how you can participate will be shared in the future.
Christian Communications Institute (CCI)
First Presbyterian Supports Missionaries in Thailand
Missionaries Andy and Ellen Collins have worked alongside CCI since 2006, and led a similar tour to the USA in 2009. Founded nearly 40 years ago, CCI has a staff of professional performers as well as audio-visual technicians and administrative staff. CCI’s aim is to raise awareness of key social issues and to communicate the Christian message through Thai music, dance and drama. Using both traditional and modern art forms, CCI leads programs in schools and communities throughout Thailand.
First Presbyterian has promised prayers and financial support when able, to the Collins and their ministry in Thailand. We were pleased to receive newsletters that share an update on their ministry.