Some give by going, others go by giving, and everyone serves by praying.

Mwandi Mission Hospital Project Update

 

Since this is the off season for groups at the Simba House, Lawrence Kamba, the project manager, has been able to get started on repairing the floors. Our congregation is providing funding for this project through personal donations and the 2017 Global Offering. Ceramic tile is replacing the termite eaten wood tiles. He sent photos of the progress. All the wood has been pulled up in the common and dining areas and the three bathrooms. The bathrooms are being done first, and then they will work on the adjacent hallway finishing up in the large dining and common rooms. No completion date is projected.

Our Formula For Life™ (FFL) necklace project provides urgently needed funding to help in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative babies whose mothers are HIV-positive in Mwandi, Zambia. Since the project began in 2009, the total amount of money raised is now over $246,000.

 

FFL could really use your help, especially with selling events! The only job requirements are a smiling face and a willing heart! There are many upcoming events, including Aiken’s Makin’ (September 8 and 9). Please let the church office know if you would like to help. You can be a part of this amazing mission which is making a difference in our world!

 

Click here for more information about Formula for Life™.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

To date the total received for Alternative Gift is $5,432.00.

The Christmas Eve offering for ACTS totaled $3,645.00.

Honduras Agape Foundation (HAF) manifests the love of Jesus Christ to the people of Honduras by providing medical and dental health care; education assistance; construction; and support for the community of believers.

 

For more information about Honduras Agape Foundation and its various programs, or if you have an interest in supporting areas of greatest need, please contact Tom Britt.

 

Click here to visit the Honduras Agape Foundation website.

Thank you

for your

contributions!

Please leave your contributions for ACTS in the baskets in the narthex wings.

 

January - Grits, Oatmeal, and Cereal

February - Complete Canned Meals

(ex. Beef Stew)

ACTS Needs Volunteers!

 

ACTS needs volunteers in many areas: which one is right for you?

 

  • Help customers & cashier in the Resale Store
  • Pick up food and donations
  • Help with special events
  • Provide some refreshments for special events
  • Sort donations
  • Help prepare the newsletter for mailing
  • Be a Senior Food Home Delivery substitute driver
  • Tackle small repair projects

 

Call 803.649.3800 for more information.

 

803-649-3800

http://actsofaiken.org

Mission: Provides temporary and emergency aid, in the name of Jesus Christ to persons in need in the Aiken, SC area

 

Opportunities: Receptionist, interviewer, sorting and filling clothing orders, filling food orders, picking-up furniture, working Senior Food distribution, praying for the ministry

Mission:  Provides quality, affordable housing to partner families in need by binding together volunteers, businesses, local government, professional/social organizations, and churches.

 

Opportunities: Various tasks associated with construction of houses, services on various committees, various tasks at the ReStore and in the office

Mission:    Dedicated to improving the quality of life for impoverished, uninsured residents of Aiken County by providing ongoing healthcare in a professional setting.

 

Opportunities:  Volunteer pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, physicians,nurses, receptionists, (checking patients in and out, answering phones, ordering/checking medications, and data entry)

Mission:  As a therapeutic childcare center serving 110 children everyday between the ages of 2 and 6, Children's Place works toward the vision of a safe and nurturing environment for every child in Aiken County

 

Opportunities:  Reading to the children, helping with homework after school, and answering the phone

Mission:  Dedicated to meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our community by first providing basic needs of  food and clothing and then providing education and training in areas needed to secure and retain employment.

 

Opportunities: Preschool readiness; after school mentoring of children and youth ages 5-18; GED tutoring; and introduction to vocational skills (to name a few).

We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

Adding New Chapters to an Old Story

First Presbyterian Church

224 Barnwell Avenue NW

Aiken, SC  29801

803.648.2662

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