MISSION

Reaching out to serve our neighborhood, our city, our nation, and our world. ​

Welcome to the FCPC Mission page!

On this page, you'll find information on our local and global mission partners, as well as...

  • Information on our Monthly Mission Focus

  • A highlight about one of our local mission partners, which will change as needs arise.

  • Hunger Ministries: Information about our 3 local food banks - what to donate and when you can volunteer

  • Information about our Global Mission Partnerships in Haiti, Guatemala, Iraq, and Beirut.

  • Details on upcoming Mission Trips and Events

You can also go to the Service Opportunities page to find links to sign-ups for Weekly Donut Delivery,Monthly Circles Meals, and other mission events!

Thank you for sharing your gifts!

JANUARY FOCUS:

HUNGER

 

 

 

FILL THE TRUCK FOR:

BREAD OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY

COTRAIC FOOD PANTRY

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FOOD PANTRY

HUNGER

As Christ's disciples, we are called to feed the hungry, yet 1 in 7 people in Allegheny County suffers from food insecurity. Our church has partnered with three area food pantries -- located in Etna, Sharpsburg, and Dorseyville -- and we support them year-round through donations of food, finances, and volunteer hours.

FILL THE TRUCK FOR:

BREAD OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY

COTRAIC FOOD PANTRY

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FOOD PANTRY

HOME REHAB AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

IN PITTSBURGH'S EAST END

Work with Open Hand Ministries! All skill-sets welcome. Workdays are 1st Saturdays and weekly on Wednesdays.

 

Sign up with OHM to get updates & release forms. acordle@openhandpittsburgh.org

Hunger Ministries - support our local food banks

You may drop off donations in the large bin in the Main Entrance/Red Tile Area.

These donations get delivered every other week to the Food Banks.

COTRAIC - DORSEYVILLE

 COTRAIC, 120 Charles Street (Across from DMS)

 

Items needed:

diapers, canned fruit, soup, oatmeal, crackers,

boxed meals, juice, pasta, tomato products   

 

Volunteer needs: 

this is a small pantry open daily. we are in need of people to take food to elderly/shut-ins

coordinate with the food pantry to see what

days/times work for you

 

Contact: gil cutruzzula

412-782-4457     gcutruzzula@cotraic.org

Bread of Life  - ETNA

Calvert Memorial PC, 94 Locust Street

 

Items needed:

spaghetti sauce, jelly, diapers (child & adult)

Full list at www.boletna.org

 

Volunteer needs: 

1st, 2nd, 3rd tuesdays    9:00am-11:00am

1st Wednesdays    10:00am-12:00pm

2nd Wednesdays  1:00pm-3:00pm

3rd Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

Please call ahead to let us know you are coming!

412-781-3056

 

Contact: Alexis Weber, Pantry Manager

412-721-3343      alexisweber10@hotmail.com

svdp  - sharpsburg

st. mary's, 201 9th street

 

Items needed:

soup, jelly, canned fruit, ramen noodles, oatmeal, canned chicken/tuna

Volunteer needs: 

tuesdays    8:30am-11:30am

volunteer clearances/training required

Contact: Barbara George, director

412-781-2866   bj_svdp@yahoo.com

Help provide a meal for members of the Circles program at

Roots of Faith in Sharpsburg.

ONE TUESDAY PER  MONTH

Sign up HERE!

For more details,

download the info sheet!

Circles is a national anti-poverty campaign that surrounds and

empowers families living in poverty

with positive relationships of accountability. The meal you or your group provides allows for the

Circles Program participants and volunteers to share food & fellowship.

FCPC delivers donuts weekly to a few ministries in the Pittsburgh area.

 

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Sign up HERE!

For more details, 

download the instructions!

The award-winning Oakmont Bakery donates hundreds of fresly-baked (but left unpurchased) pastries, breads, and other delicious goodies to many Pittsburgh area non-profit locations.

Located 4 miles from our church, our volunteers pick up the donations and deliver them weekly.

Help with home demo and construction in Garfield.

1ST SATURDAY WORK DAYS

WEDNESDAY WORK DAYS

For more info, click HERE.

Open Hand Ministries promotes justice in the East End of Pittsburgh by building a diverse community focused on financial wellness, equity creation, and home-ownership. "We serve our community by creating community."  Their partners are like-hearted organizations and individuals,

urban and suburban churches, community development corporations, lending agencies, expert trade skill professionals, funding organizations, and other local support agencies.

 

SUPPORT THE PARKERS!

PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers in Lebanon
Revs. Elmarie & Scott Parker

ELMARIE serves as a regional liaison, working to strengthen and deepen the relational ties between the church in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and Presbyterians in the United States. 

SCOTT leads a program called “Strong Kids/Strong Emotions," a play-based trauma resiliency program for Syrian and Iraqi refugee children, helping them develop the skills to heal from past trauma and thrive in the midst of current challenges.

PICK UP A PRAYER CARD AT THE MISSION TABLE!

In response to the love of Jesus, Haiti H2O works with rural Haitian communities, cultivating hope and opportunities.

KIRKUK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - IRAQ

FCPC has supported our brothers and sisters in the Middle East for many years. We are constantly inspired and amazed at their perseverance, passion, and faith. Please pray for our brothers and sisters there as they not only support refugees and run an interfaith preschool, they also hold worship, classes, and other outreach programs. 

From The Outreach Foundation website:

"Since the summer of 2014, the Presbyterian Church in Iraq has been responding to the displacement by ISIS of Christians and others from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. In Kirkuk, 100 miles from Mosul, thousands made their way to safe haven, as well as to Baghdad and Basrah.  In all three cities, emergency relief continues to be extended by Presbyterian congregations even while they continue in the their 'regular' ministries."

READ MORE about FCPC Members who recently traveled to the Middle East!

See the Spring 2019 Issue of MISSION CROSSROADS (click to follow a link to the article).

Pray for Rev. Haitham Jazrawi, the leadership of Kirkuk Presbyterian Church, the Preschool Teachers there, and the community of Kirkuk, as well as the country of Iraq.

Thanks for your prayers!

See the video for highlights from our

2019 SPRING BREAK 

MISSION TRIP

 

Santa Lucia Milpas Altas

GUATEMALA

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