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Support for the Mission of the Church through a Pledge or Donations

It is true!! We worship together again (using CDC guidelines) at our new home at 4590 Corbina Road. It seemed at times just to be a dream, but working together, holding the rope, with GOD holding the other end, we have completed a new home from which to continue HIS work in this community.

Special Offering for Ukraine — received Sunday April 3rd

Presbyterian Mission Agency & Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events.

“In the midst of the chaos, there are sibling churches and ecumenical partners who are already providing assistance with basic items for survival. Initial assistance being provided includes shelter, food, clothing blankets, baby food and diapers, other hygiene supplies, flashlights and candles, generators and fuel.

Our (PDA’s) first priority is to provide funding to these partners on the ground. While the scale of this crisis is new, receiving refugees from Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe is not, which means we have trusted, established partners with the knowledge and expertise to carry out this important work. In fact, One Great Hour of Sharing — the single largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to provide hope, help and relief — was started in response to refugees coming out of Europe.
Our (PDA’s) response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.

The needs for the response will be great.
God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.

As we pray for an end to this violence, we ask the U.S. Government and our European allies to make a commitment to the Ukrainian people for a peaceful solution. We don’t know how long it will take, but we know that they will need help with the rebuilding of their country so that those who are fleeing now may one day return home safely.”
(Information from pda.pcusa.org /for more information see: https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/ukraine)
NOTE: You may give by making checks payable to First Presbyterian Church, please put Ukraine on the memo and place your gifts in the offering plate or mail to the PO BOX. We will submit funds to PCUSA. Or use the stub on bulletin insert Sunday April 3rd to submit funds.

SPECIAL EASTER OFFERING

Sunday, April 17th

One Great Hour of Sharing is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together to work for a better world by advancing the causes of justice, resilience, and sustainability.
Through One Great Hour of Sharing…we stabilize, we strengthen those who are weak, we connect. Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing helps improve the lives of the suffering and the vulnerable through three life-saving programs: 

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE – Restore Streets to Live In
PRESBYTERIAN HUNGER PROGRAM – Share your Bread with the Hungry
SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE – Loose the Bonds of Injustice

One Great Hour of Sharing currently supports projects in over 100 countries.

IF WE ALL DO A LITTLE, IT ADDS UP TO A LOT!

To learn more about how your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference, visit https://pcusa.org/oghs

The General Fund provides for the worship and work of First Presbyterian Church through the pledges and gifts of its members and friends.
  • Pledges are solicited in the fall of the year for the upcoming budget.
  • Gifts are accepted at any time and from both members and friends.
  • The governing body of the church, the Session, is responsible for producing an annual budget.
  • The Congregation members vote on the budget as part of its annual meeting in January.
Three ways to give:
  • On-line
  • In person at the church in the offering.
  • By mail at the following address:
First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 4665
Lake Charles, LA 70606-4665
Thank you for considering support of the church!
The Harvest Fund supports the building and furnishing of the new worship center:
  • Located at 4590 Corbina Road, Lake Charles, LA 70607.
  • Restricted to paying for the new facility, furnishings, and related expenses.
  • Add a memo “Harvest Fund” if giving by check.
  • Enter amount for separate Harvest Fund if giving On-line.
Three ways to give:
  • On-line
  • In person at the church in the offering.
  • By mail at the following address:
First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 4665
Lake Charles, LA 70606-4665
Thank you for considering support of the church!