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!

2022 Cozy Kids Campaign

Cozy Kids 2022

The Cozy Kids Campaign for Tank School starts January 1st and goes through January 31st. The annual drive to collect winter items for the kids at Tank Elementary School, from our community at First Presbyterian aims to keep those kids cozy with a collection of items needed this year of:

• Hats • Mittens • Boots

• Jackets • Underwear • Socks

• Chapstick • Kleenex

Anything that will help the kids at Tank get through the winter would be greatly appreciated. All donations can be gently used – we’ll find them a home. Please place the items – by January 31 – on the table at the back of the sanctuary.

Please help keep Tank kids COZY this winter.

The Outreach Committee thanks you for your support!

Toy Shop was a Success!

Toy Shop 2021

This year the Toy Shop served 51 families and made Christmas brighter for 220 children!

Thank you to those who donated toys and money. A special thank you to our elves—Mary Steeno, Linda Christiansen, Lisa Solper and Jane Bies’ sister-in-law, Joanne Jacques.

Our success wasn’t possible without your generosity and support!

Christmas Prayer Baskets

We have adopted three families from Tank Elementary school and will provide gifts, food and necessities for them in the spirit of the season. Gift suggestions are available for you to choose at the back of the sanctuary, or you may call the church office to request one.

Monetary donations are also welcome. Visit our online giving portal and select the Christmas Prayer Basket fund from the drop-down, or remit your check to the office at 200 S. Ashland Avenue, 54302 and note Christmas Prayer Baskets in the memo.  

All gifts should be returned tagged but unwrapped to church by December 8th. Our youth group will wrap the gifts and family coordinators will see that they are delivered to families along with a Christmas meal. 

Thanks for helping out!

Christmas Toy Shop coming December 14th!

This year our toy shop, which benefits Pantry patrons, will be held on Tuesday, December 14th. Toys are needed for newborn to 18 years old and should be dropped off before Sunday December 12th. Toys for teenagers are especially needed. 

And for those who’re not interested in shopping, you can contribute with a monetary gift by selecting the Toy Shop Fund through our online giving portal or send a check to the office at 200 S. Ashland Avenue, 54303 and note Toy Shop in the memo line. 

We’re also in need of two more personal shoppers for that day. If you’re able to help, please sign up on the bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs or call Jane Bies at 920-621-6400

Thank you for your help and Merry Christmas!

DINNER FOR $2 AT UWGB

The Outreach Committee is happy to be hosting a meal for college students at the Mauthe Center at UWGB on November 9th and is in need of some contributions to make that a delicious and nutritious dinner.

The main course is planned and set, but we need fresh cut veggies and fresh fruits to accompany the sloppy joes, and the college students also deserve a tasty dessert or two! If you could provide any of those, please sign up on the bulletin board and deliver your contribution to the church office by noon on November 9th. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Fahringer at 920-434-7510.

PRESBYTERIAN PANTRY CONTINUES

August 10 & 24, 10 am – noon

You can drop donations in the narthex on Sundays or at the office Mondays-Thursdays between 9:30 and 2pm at First Pres Church on 200 S. Ashland Avenue. The pantry is inside to serve our guests, with precautions posted for everyone. Following CDC Guidelines, masks will now be optional for those fully vaccinated (two weeks following the second dose). If you’re not vaccinated, for whatever reason, we ask that you continue to wear a mask.

Thank you for helping us honor safety procedures. Our main goal is to provide food for guests..safely. Please continue to use the door on Howard Street. 

The Pantry is on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. ALL are Welcome! 

Brat Fry Volunteers NEEDED!

The Outreach Committee will be hosting a Brat Fry on Saturday, August 14th but we need your help to make this a success!

 Located at Festival Foods on University, there will be two volunteer shifts from 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm. If you can help out as a volunteer, please contact Kevin Kabacinski at 920-619-4458. And, as a thank you bonus, all volunteers receive a FREE brat!

 This year’s Brat Fry proceeds are designated for the Presbyterian Pantry.

 We’re hoping for good weather, hungry passerby’s and outstanding volunteers to feed them.

 Thanks in advance for considering to help!

Back To School Drive for Tank

August 1-31 are the dates for the 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. First Pres 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 found here and a printed copy is also located 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 Sunday, or any other day Monday thru Thursday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm through August 31st.

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

THANK YOU for your support!

2021-2022 Tank K-5 School Supply List