FPCA CONGREGATION-WIDE DAY OF MISSION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Thanks to all who have signed up to participate in Love Asheville on October 29! We have over 100 participants in the morning and 70 in the afternoon, spread out over a variety of mission opportunities. Many of our groups are at capacity which is awesome! If you have not signed up but want to participate, contact us about available spots.
Registered participants should receive an email with important details about your mission group, along with contact info for your team leader. Team leaders will contact you if further information is needed.
Beginning this Sunday 10/22, we are inviting the entire congregation to consider these additional ways to participate. Donations of goods can be brought to the Wallace Foyer - simply label what your donations are!
- Make a donation to support our CROP Walk team. We are receiving checks payable to FPC-A / earmarked for CROP. Cash donations will be received at the Love Asheville table in the Wallace Foyer. In addition to local funding for MANNA Food Bank, Loving Food Resources & ABCCM, CROP Hunger Walks help with international relief efforts providing food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs.
- We are collecting new and gently used men’s and women’s athletic shoes and boots, and new tube socks for the shoe pantry at the Church of the Advocate.
- We are collecting paper towels, toilet paper, all purpose cleaner, dish washing soap, clothes detergent, garbage bags, and toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap) for Homeward Bound’s Welcome Home Donation Center.
- For our Mission Fair we are collecting these Care Kit items to share with neighbors who may experience homelessness: toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, lip balm/chapstick, deodorant, combs, wash cloths, socks (adult & children), hot hands/hot feet, soft granola bars, peanut butter crackers.
Thank you for your willingness to share yourself in ministry on October 29! Remember, we will gather for worship in the sanctuary at 4:30 PM to celebrate the love we have shared throughout the day. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.
Beth Cummings, Mission Committee Chair (828-777-3243), Associate Pastor Michael Poulos (firstname.lastname@example.org).