Missions & Outreach

Service to PA Schools

FPC volunteers helped Hamilton Elementary School receive the Washington State Achievement Award in 2016. We have completed another year of providing support to the students and staff of the Port Angeles Schools. Even though our main focus continues to be at Hamilton Elementary, we have tutors at all the elementary schools with a significant number at Roosevelt and Jefferson schools.
                As the new school year continues, consider how you could be involved in our local mission activity at the above elementary schools. Many of the terrific volunteers from last year, as well as those who missed the excitement, will take the opportunity to get involved. There are sign-up sheets available at the Connections Center in September.  If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Stutesman at 360-452-6139.

Our primary focus in the Port Angeles schools continues to be in two areas:
    Cookies: The first focus is that we provide baked cookies twice a month to the staffs at Hamilton, Jefferson and Roosevelt. One of our church members also makes cookies available to Lincoln School. This is a consistent reminder to the staff of how much we appreciate their hard work.
    Tutoring: Our second area is providing tutoring and support in the classrooms. Our classroom volunteers do a variety of jobs. The main focus is one-on-one tutoring with children as directed by the teacher. The basic needs are tutoring in reading, math, and/or sharing a tutoring opportunity. Some volunteers are an extra pair of hands to help with activities. Other volunteers support the teachers by filing, copying or any paperwork that needs to be done.

TAFY DINNER

TAFY (The Answer For Youth) DINNER -JUNE 2nd, 3:45 PM
Each meal needs main dishes, salads, vegetables, fruit, bread/ rolls, milk/juice, and desserts. On an average about 70 people will come to eat. There is a sign-up sheet at the Connection Center or contact Marcia Logan (452-3535). Food can be delivered to the new TAFY Center located in the former Gross's Nursery on First St. just west of Race St. Delivery entrance is in the alley or you can contact Marcia for pick-up.

TAFY- The Answer For Youth

The Answer for Youth is a drop in center that serves homeless and at risk teens and disadvantaged young adults. They have been open for several years now.TAFY was founded with Christian principles, and the founders frequently find opportunities to share their faith with the clients. They believe in a very personal ministry with the youth. In the years that they have been open, they have gone from around five youths a night to up to 70 youths at times! They serve hot food, have a washer and dryer, a shower, full clothes closet, and offer a variety of classes.
       For several years now, they have been cultivating an organic garden, so one of the classes is on cooking the food from the garden! They offer help with medical expenses like prescriptions, eye glasses and first aid. They provide celebrations for holidays, baby showers and birthdays. They are located at 826 East First Street.

Mission and Outreach Committee Focus

The Mission and Outreach committee has served by seeking the will of God in helping to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and globally. We are thankful for the faithful giving of our members. The session approved our request that they provide 13.5% (thirteen and a half percent) of the total church budget for missions.
    We support Presbyterian Missions, both in our Northwest Coast Presbytery and through the Presbyterian Church (USA) missions worldwide at the general assembly level.
    We also support these missionaries: the Pearsons under JAARS-Wycliffe Translators, the Hongos under Christian Vision. We support the following Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-workers—Dr. Martha Sommers, Jeff and Christi Boyd and Rev. Renee and Justin Sundberg. If you would like to know how to contact these people and to know what they do, the mission and outreach committee will be happy to connect them to you.