SUPPORTED MINISTRIES

Daily Change Offering

On the second Sunday of every month, a special collection is received which supports development projects in our community across the world. 


 

Sunday Community Suppers

Takes place every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and currently feeds between 50-75 guests with carry-out meals. Several other churches and civic groups in the community help greatly with this ministry. There are volunteer opportunities available to package and serve the meals. Please contact the church office if interested. 

 

Rise Against Hunger

FPC Newton has worked with Rise Against Hunger several times, packing meals in our Fellowship Hall. This is a great activity with jobs for all ages of volunteers. Our last event was held in the spring of 2019, and we had over 60 participants and packed nearly 15,000 meals that were sent to several countries in Africa and South America. We hope to resume this again....possibly in 2022. 

Mission Co-Workers Sponsorship

FPC currently provides partial support for missionaries serving in Taiwan, Congo and Guatemala.

 

Guatemala Partnership

We are partners in mission with El Redentor, a Presbyterian congregation in Guatemala. This partnership is in conjunction with the Presbytery of Western NC. A formal partnership covenant was signed by the three presbyteries, Sur Occidente, Suchitepequez and Western North Carolina, in 1994. This covenant relationship is reviewed and renewed every five years and in 2019 we celebrated the 25th year of our partnership. 

International Missions

FPC Newton is primarily involved with the Partnership Program between the Presbytery of Western NC and two presbyteries in Guatemala. We are associated with El Redentor Presbyterian Church, a small congregation located in Los Cerritos, a small fishing village in the southwestern part of the country. 

We currently support three mission co-workers: Larry and Inge Sthreshley, serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo; John McCall, serving in Taiwan; and Elaine Menezes is our co-worker in Guatemala. 

 

March Madness Food Drive

This annual Food Drive supports Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries with food and monetery

donations. 

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors Morning Out Daily Program (County sponsored event)

This half day program is offered through Catawba County Social Services for persons 60 and older who live in Catawba County. The Program operates Monday through Thursday and takes place in the Fellowship Hall. 

 

For more information, or to volunteer in any of these areas, please contact Bob Neill, Missions Cmte. Chair the church office.

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