Tuesday, September 06, 2005

FPCJ Katrina To Do List

First Presbyterian Church, Jackson’s

What First Presbyterian Church is already doing
* Working with PCA Disaster Relief, Salvation Army, Red Cross, and various area churches
* Brokering support and assistance for numerous PCA churches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
* Networking to provide specific relief to individuals and congregations in South Mississippi
* Working to come up with a plan to help Desire Street and Desire Street Academy
* Housing evacuees at Twin Lakes Conference Center and in many homes of the congregation

What you can do

Pray with us for those impacted by this disaster at Prayer Meeting,
every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Miller Hall

Pray, in your family and private worship, for those whose family and friends have died in the storms. For those who are left without homes in which to return. For all who will have to rebuild their lives and their homes and recover from their losses. For God’s wisdom and guidance, as we look for the best ways to serve and to testify of God’s mercy and grace in these difficult times.


Give money:
Continue to faithfully give to First Presbyterian Church. We are and will be assisting in relief efforts in various ways. Stay tuned for opportunities to make special offerings for disaster relief through the church.

Give to our Denominational Relief Agency. Donate to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Mission to North America (MNA) Disaster Relief Effort. Give online at www.pca-mna.org or call 678-825-1200. There are great financial needs, both for the expenses of relief operations and for direct assistance to PCA families. Checks should be made to MNA, designated for Hurricane Relief. You may also donate by credit card on the MNA website, or by sending your credit card donation information in writing to MNA.

Give food and new clothing to:
Salvation Army, Presto Lane Location.


Indicate your willingness to be on call for service opportunities as they arise.
Please call Ann Smith or Billy Joseph at 601 973-9124, or 601 353 8316, ext.286.

Volunteer with PCA MNA: Ron and Judy Haynes are currently coordinating PCA volunteer efforts out of Brandon Presbyterian Church. All types of skills and time commitments are needed, including clerical work and data entry. You may register on the PCA MNA website at www.pca-mna.org or send an email to rhaynes@pcanet.org, or call them at 636 299 1424 or 601-383-3512.

Our relief efforts are rapidly developing. Please call the church or access our website and weblog for more information.
(601) 353-8316 www.fpcjackon.org http://fpcj.blogspot.com/

To view information about all PCA churches affected by Katrina, go to www.pcahistory.org/churches/katrina

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