FPCRO Community Mission and Outreach


Because we are sent out by the Spirit to make a daily difference in the world, we have an abundance of mission and outreach opportunities for all ages. For more information on how to volunteer for the hands-on mission activities described below, please email or call the indicated FPCRO contact person. We invite you to come and serve with us!


Detroit Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers spend a day helping build decent, affordable housing. No previous construction experience required! There are also opportunities to serve lunch/refreshments during “blitz builds”. Suitable for ages 16 and up. FPCRO contact person: Jennifer Ward at dward2173@wowway.com.

 

Operation Paperback

Paperback books are received and shipped to troops overseas and children's books are collected and sent to the families of troops. FPCRO contact person: Tillie Nelson at tanelson@comcast.net

 

Fairbanks, Alaska

In the summer of 2017 the senior high mission trip will travel to Fairbanks, Alaska.  To many, Alaska stands as America’s final frontier—beautiful, rugged, and maybe even a little dangerous. But for those few who call Alaska home, hardship is constantly knocking at the door, especially for the elderly. The extreme weather conditions, the annual risk of wildfires, the tension of different cultures living in close proximity, a surprising number of homeless people (especially teenagers), and high rates of alcoholism, domestic violence, and sexual assault—make it anything but a glamorous and inviting place to live at times.  For more info, see their website.

 

Second Mile Center

Volunteers go to help serve dinner, to spend time with children receiving tutoring, mentoring, and a meal-nourishment of body, mind and spirit.  Clothing is also provided, as well as training for a dance troupe.

 

South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (S.O.C.H.)

Volunteers are needed to staff the daytime Warming Center at Covenant Church in Southfield. There are also opportunities to prepare casseroles in advance for lunches. FPCRO contact person: Beverly Foss at bfoss33@att.net.

 

World Medical Relief

Volunteers spend the morning at the World Medical Relief Detroit facility sorting donated medical equipment and medical supplies for distribution locally and overseas. Suitable for ages 10 and up. FPCRO contact person: Joyce King at jmking724@yahoo.com.


Other ministries we have participated in and supported include Cass Community Services, Gleaners Community Food Bank, the Greening of Detroit, and Alcott Elementary School in Pontiac. Mission trips have included Costa Rica, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lexington, KY, and a "Motor City" mission trip.

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