Two FPC Newton delivered the sermon during the 8:45 & 11:00 AM Worship Services on Sunday, June 25th. Taylor Job shared her Raleigh Youth Mission Trip memories and Anna Kirby her Cedar Creek Presbyterian Mission Trip experiences. Thanks to Taylor and Anna for sharing their experiences with the congregation.
Eleven youth and three adults from First Presbyterian Church in Newton recently traveled to Eastern Tennessee to help refurbish homes and landscape areas for families & organizations in need. The group lived at the Cedar Creek Presbyterian Church Mission Center near Greeneville and worked at 8 locations. Two decks were replaced, one handicapped camp stained, 500 backpacks full of school supplies assembled, 2 areas landscaped, air conditioner removed and help a local church pr
Wednesday morning, three groups headed out to sites. One group finished staining the deck we built last year and Leo’s team finished their deck & railing project by 11 a.m. Deb’s group, thought they were only removing 2 shrubs by lunch time. They ended up chain sawing down six Alberta Spruce, dug out 2 stumps and planted 6 Arbovitae. This was all before lunch time. Ky and Elizabeth chose 3 others to go back with them after lunch to finish pulling up 6 more stumps and fin
Thursday at Cedar Creek Lots of projects were wrapped up on our final workday. Anna, Lauren, Ellen and Christian finished their entire project plus replacing stair railings in the morning. Safety glasses, ear plugs, nail aprons, and toe nailing were the terms for the morning. Make sure to ask them the difference between plumb and level. This group handed the last 2 sections on their own without instruction. Leo’s team of Sam, Tyler and Joe worked on several projects in the m
After a night of sunset pictures, puzzling a crazy gnome puzzle Suzanne brought and painting art on canvases, our mission team woke up to a wonderful breakfast of pancakes, bacon and fresh fruit. Work teams headed off early to their sites. Deb, Elizabeth and Kylene headed to purchase shrubs and flowers at their landscaping project. Thanks to Sam and Joseph’s assistance in the afternoon, their landscaping project was completed. Anna, Lauren, Christian and Ellen headed back to
Monday morning at Cedar Creek Mission Center- Our 14 member mission team split up into 3 work teams. Team #1 worked at Appalachian Helping Hands is an organization of 3 Lutheran, 1 Presbyterian and 1 Church of God Churches that serve the Cedar Creek Community. Twelve youth from FPC Newton and Cedar Creek Presbyterian Churches assembled 500 backpacks full of school supplies. In 2 1/2 hours, all the backpacks were ready to be distributed. School starts in this community the fir
Eleven teenagers and 3 adults departed for Cedar Creek Presbyterian Mission Center east of Greeneville, Tennessee. This is the 8th year that First Presbyterian Church- Newton has traveled to this mission center.
First Presbyterian Church- Newton Middle School Mission Team of 6 youth and 2 adults traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina the week of June 11-16th to participate in various types of ministries in the area. This is the 4th Middle School Mission Team that has been commissioned from this church for rising 6th –rising 9th graders. Raleigh Youth Mission (RYM) coordinated the mission immersion experience for the mission team. This year’s theme was “Creating Space” During the missi