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
Elders, pastors, and other Presbyterians enjoyed making new friends as they served together in rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Florence. This team, made up of Presbyterians from nine congregations in Scioto Valley, spent a week installing panelling, hanging drywall and painting in three different homes. These were prepared for the return of their displaced families.
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.
Chad Wishing Well Project
The three water pumps installed at Mandalia and two other villages in 2017 with funds from FPC are all in great shape. They are serving the communities, especially the school kids.
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.