Feed My Starving Children MobilePack 2022 Events

FMSC MobilePack

Are you ready to have some fun, and make a difference at the same time? 

Then plan to volunteer for the 2022 Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event in Green Bay! 

The MobilePack will be held Monday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 6th. This year’s event will continue to be held at Green Bay Community Church, and is open to everyone – young and old alike. 

There are 10 different packing shifts to volunteer for and 3 setup and takedown shifts to select from, but we have 7 shifts reserved for our congregation which are indicated below.

FMSC Packing Schedule2022

Registration opened Sunday, August 14th. The FMSC registration sign up sheet can be found in the back of the sanctuary or register online here. Spots fill quickly! Register early to get your desired time. 

If you’re unable to register online or visit church to register in person, please contact us at office@firstpresgreenbay.org or call (920) 437-8121 with the day and time you’d like to sign up for and we’ll take care of the registration for you.

If you haven’t packed or volunteered before, this is the year to see what all the excitement is about. Please consider helping in this great cause. For more information or questions, please contact Kirke Ryder at kirke.ryder@gmail.com.

And, please prayerfully consider a donation to FMSC through our church. Simply select FMSC in the drop down menu in Give Now section of our website or note FMSC on your check.

Thank you for your support!


Mark Your Calendar for September 14 and take a break from the kitchen for FMSC’s benefit

FMSC Culver's Fundraiser

And, Lace Up and Join Us on September 24!

FMSC 5K Run/Walk

BURM Network 2022 Conference

Presbyterian BURM Network

October 6 thru 8, 2022

We are excited to have the opportunity to host the BURM Network 2022 Conference at our church in early October.

BURM stands for Belarus, Ukraine, Russia Mission and is a network of mission co-workers serving the Presbyterian Church USA in that part of the world, of which our own Ellen Smith is an active leader.

Participants in the conference October 6-8 will learn history, the current climate, and actions currently being taken in Eastern Europe. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the sessions. As the host congregation, we will look for volunteers to help with welcoming participants, serving a few meals, and providing A/V assistance as the speakers will be livestreamed. Watch for more information in the next month and step up to help.

Back to School 2022 Drive for Tank

Tank School

August 1-31 are the dates for our annual Tank Back to School supply drive! Tank Elementary School is one of the most ethnically diverse and needy schools in the Green Bay public school district. Our church has “adopted” Tank and has a long history of supporting and interacting with the school and students.

Every child should have new pencils, crayons, glue, etc. for school. The list of supplies can be downloaded here or copies are on the table in the narthex. There will be a table at the back of the Sanctuary to deposit your donations when you are here on Sundays, or any other day Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 2:00 p.m. through August 31.

We can also shop for you if you’d prefer – checks should have the notation BTS supplies and if online, choose the “other” fund and note BTS.

THANK YOU for your support!

Brat Fry Volunteers Needed

Brat Fry

We need your help to make our Brat Fry a success!

Please consider volunteering to serve or cashier at one of our two upcoming Brat Fries:

Sunday, August 14th will be hosted by the Outreach Committee with proceeds benefitting the Pantry

Sunday, August 28th will be hosted by the Youth Group with proceeds benefitting youth programs

Both brat fries take place at Festival Foods on University and there will be two volunteer shifts to choose from:

9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm

If you can help out as a volunteer sign up sheets are on the bulletin board or contact Kevin Kabacinski at 920-619-4458. And, as a thank you bonus, all volunteers receive a FREE brat. Now, there’s nothing better than that!

We’re hoping for good weather, hungry customers and outstanding volunteers to feed them. Thanks in advance for considering to help.

Need a meal or a ride?

Deacon Carpool

If you are temporarily in need of a meal or are needing a ride to church, the Deacons have programs in place to help.

Perhaps you’re recovering from an illness or surgery and are in need of a few meals to help you get by until you are recovered, the Deacons have a network in place to help you get through your difficult time. Please call the church office at (920) 437-8121 and we’ll make meal arrangements for you.

If you are in need of a ride to church the Deacons also have a network in place for you to be picked up, brought to church and returned home. Again, you can just call the church office at (920) 437-8121 and travel arrangements can be made to assist your needs.

As Deacons of First Presbyterian Church our primary goal is taking care of our members when difficult situations arise. Please allow us to help you with meals or a ride when the needs arise. Reach out to our office anytime Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:30am and 2:00pm or contact our Deacon Moderator, Linda Michael, at (920) 347-0261.

How we can help people in Ukraine

Pray for Ukraine

Resources from Presbyterian Mission

It is evident that the situation unfolding in Ukraine is rapid and everchanging. With the war shifting, many Ukrainian families have been forced to flee their homes in order to maintain their safety. With news outlets frequently reporting about the crisis, you may find yourself wondering what you can do to help those affected.

Here’s what Presbyterian Mission, a division of Presbyterian Church USA, says you can do:

GIVE

Donations can be made by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting “PDAUKR” to 41444, online at https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000156/ or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church USA with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line mailed to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

ACT

Download the Bulletin Insert and spread the word. You can also urge the U.S. government to support generous aid for refugees and civilians suffering in Ukraine, and call for engaging a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

PRAY

“May we undergird our prayers with tangible resources to help.
May we reach deeply, give generously, and welcome extravagantly.
May we lift our voices in a strong and unified advocacy.
May we all, even as we breathe in lament, breathe out mercy, hope and peace.
And in this Lenten season, when we walk the way toward death and resurrection, repent our complicity in cultures of violence and renew our efforts toward justice and peace.”

— Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus, Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Your Monthly Rundown

We’re excited to tell you about our newest addition to Connections – the Monthly Rundown.

Have you wondered about the outcome of a recent event? Well, this is where you’ll find the answers!

The Rundown section of Connections features a rundown of recent events so you’ll know the outcome of our outreach efforts, ministries and more. It’s also our bulletin board to receive special messages from fellow members and committees.

Rundowns will publish with our Connections issue on a monthly or bimonthly basis. To submit rundowns for consideration contact us at communications@firstpresgreenbay.org by the 15th of the month to be included in the following month’s publication. And, as always, we look forward to receiving your rundown of what’s been Happening Now!

Visit the March Rundown NOW!

March 2022 Rundown

Monthly Rundown

Burns Dinner & Tasting

First United Presbyterian Church’s Burns Dinner & Tasting was a great success! Over 70 attendees joined the dinner and nearly 40 attended the Scotch tasting. The fur-baby raffle basket for pups, donated by Pantry volunteers, brought in $75 and the total FUPC event proceeds reached more than $1800. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun for the Pantry’s benefit.

With heartfelt thanks from Mary Nickel

Dear Friends of First Presbyterian Church,

Thank you for the generous gift. I am beyond words! Bob did have a gift to lift our hearts and souls through his music.

Thank you,

Mary

Fun on the Slopes

This year’s ski trip was a fabulous time! There were 27 skiers who attended the journey to Ski Brule and we were fortunate to have some friends from First United along for the fun. The weather was perfect for a day on the slopes and the day was filled with fellowship and fun. We can’t wait for our return in 2023! Special THANKS to Loni McCormick! Without Loni’s efforts the trip wouldn’t have been possible. And, thanks to her team, with Bobbi Holl and Joel Morien, who supported her efforts and chaperoned for the day.

Paczki Thanks!

Thank you to all who supported the Youth Group paczki sale! There were more than 144 paczki sold that totaled nearly $350. The funds raised will go toward a youth mission trip this summer.

We Made a Difference!

FMSC MobilePack

FMSC MobilePack 2021 was a success! Thanks to all who participated and those who supported our efforts. The results are amazing!

Salesian Missions sent El Salvador 252 Boxes = 54,432 meals

Salesian Missions focuses on rebuilding lives and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment, which in turn builds communities. Salesian Missions has distributed FMSC meals in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and South America and works primarily in schools, orphanages, clinics and churches. To learn more visit: https://www.fmsc.org/the-feed/from-the-field/2017/march/no-borders-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo

And, World Help, Inc. sent Haiti 1260 Boxes = 272,160 meals

World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization committed to serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.  World Help has distributed FMSC meals in Africa, Central America and the Middle East and works primarily in communities, feeding centers, refugee camps and through churches. To learn more visit: https://www.fmsc.org/the-feed/from-the-field/2017/december/in-iraq-safe-but-homeless

Burns Dinner and Tasting – January 15th

Burns Dinner January15-2022

Time is running out to purchase tickets for the January 15th Burns Dinner and Tasting

Join us for a hearty feast, scotch tasting and a Scottish celebration to benefit the Presbyterian Pantry.

Held throughout the world on Burns Night (or on an evening closest to it) a traditional Burns supper is an event that celebrates poet Robert Burns’ life and work.

Our Burns Dinner evening begins with a Scotch tasting of four scotches of varying taste profiles from all over Scotland. Following the tastings we’ll enjoy a hearty feast, bagpipes, poems and songs as well as tributes to the great guest.

When:
Saturday January 15th
5:00 pm Scotch Tasting
6:30 pm Dinner & Program

Cost:
$50.00 per person for Dinner & Program
$20.00 per person for Scotch Tasting

Where:
Michels Commons
St. Norbert College
405 3rd Street, DePere

The Menu:
Braised short ribs or potato/asiago crusted salmon

The Attire:
Business casual (kilts are strongly encouraged)

Proceeds from the evening will support the Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay, which is a joint effort among First United Presbyterian Church of DePere, Wequiok Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay who hosts the Pantry twice a month.

Make your reservations today! Tickets are limited and the deadline for purchasing tickets is fast approaching on Thursday, January 6th. Sign up at www.FirstUnitedPC.org or purchase tickets online here.

If you have any questions, please call or text Bruce Deadman at 920-412-3885.

We hope to see you there!