Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.

Our Evangelism & Mission Ministry and Session teams are issuing a mission challenge! 10,152 Meals at $0.29 per meal. Let me do the math…that’s $2,944.08. Can we package 10,152 meals to provide life-saving aid for the world’s most vulnerable people? We’ve done it before…let’s do it again!

What is a Meal Packaging Event?  It is an immensely fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone of any age (4 years to 104 years). Rise Against Hunger delivers ingredients and supplies; volunteers set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck.

A group of 40 to 50 volunteers can package 10,152 meals in about two hours. Currently, Antioch Presbyterian Church has agreed to join in the project. The scouts we host at the church will also be invited to participate.

How will we fund the project?Our February Gifts of the Heart raised $735.00 and the Presbytery’s East Community has provided a $400 grant. Antioch Presbyterian Church hopes to have a fundraiser to assist us in purchasing the meals.

If you would like to make a donation towards this mission project, checks can be made to First Presbyterian Church with “Rise Against Hunger” in the memo line.

If you wish to know more about RISE AGAINST HUNGER, you can find information at https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/.


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.