OPEN THE DOORWAY TO A FUTURE THROUGH READING!
Come read with students starting mid to late September at Caloosa Elementary in Cape Coral, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Tropic Isles in North Fort Myers, on Wednesdays, each week from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Sign up in the Narthex on Sunday. To sign up or for questions? Contact Gail Russell (630-386-1725) or Mimi Costello (909-438-7919).
View thank you cards from the students who received the books purchased from the Mission Committees Book Drive earlier this year, located on the posterboard in Fellowship Hall.
WE CARE FOOD MINISTRY
WE CARE is a food ministry program funded by the congregation of Faith Presbyterian Church since 1980. The program’s primary objective is to supply basic food items to individuals and families in the Cape Coral area who find themselves in personal distress. These people are served regardless of religious affiliation. Applications for WE CARE can be picked up at the church office, and all applicants must be Lee County residents. These applications are then screened for validity. If valid, the applicants are given food for a two month period or longer depending on the case. This is not a long term maintenance program. Food is sorted and packed on Tuesdays and distributed every Friday morning. A church-wide food drive is held twice a year—once in the fall and in the spring we ask our northern visitors to empty their pantries and bring us their extra food. Both food and monetary contributions are gratefully accepted at any time. Bulk shopping is purchased from Harry Chapin Food Bank and other food is purchased at Sam’s Club and Publix. Families on the program at Easter and Christmas are given a ham and Thanksgiving participants receive a turkey, along with all the trimmings for these holiday meals. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, a Christmas tree is set up outside the sanctuary with the names of We Care children and their ages. Members of the congregation select a child’s name, purchase a gift or gift certificate for that child and returns it to the church so WE CARE can give them to the children’s parents for the holiday.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
For more information visit: USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.
Some of our other Mission projects throughout the year include: