It is more blessed to give than receive.
Our church is busy with local missions. There are many opportunities for service. Below are some suggestions.
Dates to Remember
Clothing Sort: Mini-sorts before church
on the Sunday before the distribution
Next Distribution and Sort:
Last Saturday of each month: 9:00 am until Noon
Exceptions in months with a holiday.
No distribution in December.
If anyone has material possessions
and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,
how can the love of God be in him?
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3: 17-18
If you’ve never come to a "sort,"
please come join the fun in being God’s hands in action!
There is a special need on the day of distribution
for anyone who speaks Spanish.
We also collect school supplies for distribution the last Saturday in July. For questions, please call Julie Boles or the Church Office.
Help is urgently needed to sort and launder clothing for the Kids Closet. Sorting is now done in minisorts before church on the Sunday before the distribution as well as on the day of the distribution, and at times we just cannot keep up. This is when you will see bags of clothing appearing in the basement. Also, the day of the sort sometimes we have what people need but the items are not yet on the racks. Please dedicate a little time to helping us keep up with the processing of donations.
- Sorting clothes
- Laundering clothes
- Sorting hangers
- Mending clothes
- Delivering recycled clothing to Trinity Mission
- Putting letters on portable sign outside
- Transporting portable sign
- "Set-Up" for distribution
Dayton Food Pantry
May God continue to bless this ministry so that we may bless others.
Open Thursday mornings 9:00 am until 11:00 am
Serving residents of Sheffield and Lauramie townships in Tippecanoe County and residents of Clinton County with proof of residence. Also serving those who have a child who attends Dayton School but live outside these boundaries; obtain a voucher at the school from the backpack program to present at the food pantry to verify eligibility. Visits limited to once every 30 days.
How you can help
To volunteer to work in the Food Pantry, sign up in the church parlor or talk to Carol Frantz or Paul Houser.
You can also help by donating items. Be sure to check the expiration date. We cannot give out items with expired use dates. Suggested items are:
pork and beans
1 lb box of soda crackers
macaroni and cheese
How did it start? When did it start? Who started it?
In 1991 a man from Arkansas came to serve our church as pastor (Rev. Stanley Bomgarden). He brought to us news of a youth program that happens at Purdue University every 3 years and encouraged us to participate. That program was the Presbyterian Youth Triennium!
Therefore, in 1992 youth & leaders from our Church attended our first triennium. Participants were: Julie Grimes, Jennifer Clawson, Bridgett Grimes, Matthew Hicks and Steve Edwards.
Leaders were Muriel Grimes & Nancy Edwards.
The theme that year was “Through the Waters”. This event was a life changing event for all of us. At the close of the week, our group met at Ben & Jerry’s to share our collective thoughts about the week. One Scripture that meant so much to us was from 1 John 3:18: “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
Out of that Triennium experience came a desire to reach out to those in need in our community. The youth were so appreciative of the support of this congregation and of the many blessings they had received that they wanted to give back. So, we came home and looked for a way to serve. This is how our local Food Pantry was begun. The youth group ran this for several years. Then the DPW ran it awhile and for some time now it has been one of the outreaches of the mission committee of this church. Praise be to God!
From 2012 to 2014, the daily collection at Vacation Bible School went to Family Promise.
Family Promise is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and non-denominational organization for families in transition. It operates on the premise that families in transition need more than food and a place to stay; they need help finding job, handling their finances, and restarting their lives.
For more information on this mission, visit the website at http://www.fpglinc.org/index.html.