SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - 2018
See the article on the Connection Center or Mission and Outreach Pages. Join other FPCPA members for this fulfilling, fun, and important ministry!
SECOND YEAR AWARDS FROM THE WILMA AND BOYD TURNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Christian Education Committee, with the knowledge of the Session, is very pleased to share that Leah Haworth and Hana Kildall have requested and are receiving $1,000 each toward their second year of college studies. This Scholarship was established to support young people heavily involved in the First Presbyterian Church, desiring to pursue post-high school education. Students who are graduating seniors and are active members, or active in the life of our church may apply. Scholarship awards are in the amount of $1,000 each; and are awarded to a maximum of 3 students annually. The Scholarship is renewable for a second year so long as the funds exist. This Scholarship is separate from the Presbyterian Youth Scholarship.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
School is starting soon and supplies are on sale. So it’s time to shop for the children who will need help with their supplies this year. Both students and teachers appreciate our help. Thanks for helping out!!
Below is a list of needed items.
|Ticonderoga or Dixon yellow pencils
24 pack Crayola Crayons
12 pack Crayola colored pencils
12 pack Crayola markers
Elmer’s glue sticks
1 inch – 3 ring binders
Pencil boxes or pouches
Spiral theme notebooks
"VISITATION MINISTRY" TRAINING TO BE HELD
This training is designed to increase knowledge, personal growth and enhance skills and confidence as a Visitation Ministry caregiver, plans are underway to hold two concurrent Visitation Ministry class sessions in September.
The first session will be held Thursday, September 20th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 139 W 8th St, Port Angeles.
The second session is scheduled the following week, Thursday, September 27th, same time and location. There is no charge to attend the program, but you will need to RSVP with the church (360) 452-4781.
While the program is designed to equip individuals with knowledge and the fundamental skills necessary to serve as effective Visitation Ministry caregivers serving area parishes, hospice programs, hospitals and assisted living facilities, the class is structured to provide opportunities to learn more about oneself (and ones own distinct pastoral style and approach) through conversation and the sharing of experiences, and, through the unique perspectives gleaned from each other as facilitated by an experienced chaplain.
PER CAPITA 2018 DUE SEPTEMBER 30TH
Per Capita pays for the operating overhead of the church at all levels beyond the congregation. It works like an insurance policy: the churches come together to provide services for congregations. The Presbytery of the Northwest Coast, of which we belong, is funded by per capita so that it can engage, equip and encourage people and congregations in our presbytery. It also helps to fund the operation of the synod as well as the general assembly. This year $40.00 goes to the presbytery, $0.50 goes to the synod and $7.73 goes to the general assembly.
We encourage all members of the church, if you have not already done so, to give $48.23 per individual to cover the costs of running the church at all levels beyond our congregation. The Stewardship committee requests that you please give the $48.23 before September 30, 2018. This amount is over and above your pledge or non-pledge that you give on a regular basis. If you have any questions, call the church office and they will direct you to the person that can help you with any concerns you may have.
TEMPORARY OFFICE ASSISTANT HIRED
There is a new face in the office. We would like to welcome Gail Oshry as Temporary Office Assistant. She and her husband Mike originally came from Indiana. More recently Gail worked as Office Manager for Post Fall Presbyterian Church in Post Falls, Idaho. Her hobbies are quilting and knitting. Her husband enjoys woodworking. Feel free to stop in and greet her during her office hours, which will be Monday- Thursday from 9:30-12:00.