Youth Mission Trips
The FPC Youth Group is fundraising to go on a Youth Works mission trip this summer to Chicago, Illinois on July 8-13. The money we raise will cover our lodging, travel, food, and programming expenses for 12 youth and 2 adults. We will spend most of our time on the city’s south side, working in the Bridgeport neighborhood and housing near Canaryville. We will also be working at a food pantry, summer youth camps, and helping the elderly with home repair. We appreciate any and all contributions towards our group. Please pray for our youth as they work with the people of Illinois and share God’s unconditional love.
Presbytery Mission Trips
The Presbytery of Scioto Valley organizes mission trips for church members to serve the people of various communities. Please click HERE for information on one of the past trips where adult members from our congregation worked with other churches to help repair hurricane damage.
Disaster Relief Funds
We often collect money to donate when a natural disaster strikes an area around the world, such as a hurricane or earthquake. We may send our special donations to the Red Cross or a relief fund created by the Presbytery.
In response to hurricane Michael two members of FPC joined Worthington and Hamilton Presbyterian on a mission trip to Panama City Florida to make repairs at Dogwood Acres retreat center. Many buildings sustained damage from large trees toppled by the category 4 storm. Operated by the Presbytery of Florida, the site will be used for a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance staging site for mission groups to stay while assisting residents rebuild their lives over the next two years.
Chad Wishing Well Project
On World Water Day February 22, 2017, the Chad, Africa, Ministry of Water and Sanitation dedicated 3 newly dug water wells to relieve “..the acute problems of water in the country.” One of the wells was a gift from Delaware First Presbyterian Church and friends to the village of Mandalia, Chad. This was the 1st phase gift from the 2016 international Earth Care “Wishing Well” project of Delaware FPC, Phase two of our gift is the construction of sanitation facilities for the community. Phase three is instruction in good hygiene, water conservation and use of the new facilities starting in 2018.