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!

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!