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Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Engaging the Muslim World Prayer Time

Nov 21, 2019 12-1pm | FPC Bride's Room
Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a prayer gathering.
One of FPC's focus areas for global missions is "Engage the Muslim World". Each month, we gather in the Bride's Room to pray for our ministry partners and missionaries serving the Muslim world as well as pray for hearts to be open to the Holy Spirit around the world. For more information or questions, contact Mary-Floye Federer at 713-620-6485.


Main Street Ministries’ Getting Ahead Graduation 

Nov 26, 2019 6-7:30pm | 5100 Travis Street Houston Texas 77002
Help MSM support their graduates by attending a Getting Ahead graduation. Supportive and celebratory signs, banners, and “woohoos!” are welcome! Please join us as we celebrate the hard work of the participants. Email Carrie Sadler at csadler@msmhouston.org.


Agape Development, Seasonal Opportunities

December 12 & 18 | 6401 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
Pride for Parents will be December 12th and we would love for you participate!
The Pride for Parents program allows parents and guardians the opportunity to choose the Christmas gifts their children are to receive. Parents retain their dignity and self-worth while being able to provide gifts to their children.
DONATE: Help by providing gifts that parents will shop from at the Pride for Parents event. Email for more details.
VOLUNTEER: Sign up at prideforparents.agapedevelopment.org.
Gift Sorting and Pricing - December 12th, 9:00am-1:00pm
Gift Wrapping - Thursday, December 12th - Help wrap gifts and visit with participants at the Pride for Parents event. 6:30-8:00pm
Childcare - Thursday, December 12th - Play games and other activities with the children while parents participate in Pride for Parents. 6:00-8:00pm
After-school Christmas activity: December 18th, 4:30-5:15pm - Have your family, friends, or small group plan a Christmas craft or activity for the K-5th graders. Email for more information.


Volunteers Needed for the Advent Missions Market

November 25, 26, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 2019 | Palm Court
FPC hosts the 19th Advent Missions Market in Palm Court on the first three Sundays of December. We need volunteers to help with pricing and set up on Mon. Nov. 25 and Tues. Nov. 26 from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. Volunteers also needed for Sundays from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. (shifts available) If you'd like to volunteer, please email Lea Byrd at lbyrd@fpchouston.org. And, don't forget to include the Advent Mission Market in your shopping plans. A great way to raise awareness for our partners and provides unique and beautiful gifts.

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Gifts of Love - Friends of Northside, An Attack Poverty Location 

Donations Accepted from December 2 - 6
Gifts of Love allows Northside High School’s at-risk students an opportunity to create wish lists for what they would like during the holiday season. Many of these students ask for items that we consider to be basic necessities for Christmas. Their lists consist of warm clothes, hygiene products, blankets, and other necessities. Friends of Northside aims to empower communities and sometimes in order to so, they have to meet their basic needs first to allow their potential to be awakened. We would like to invite you all to come alongside our partner, Friends of Northside, as they come alongside Northside High School this Christmas season.

Their needs are:

  • Blankets (BIGGEST NEED AT THE MOMENT)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hygiene Products
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Sweaters & Jackets (Sizes S-3XL)

Friends of Northside will be receiving donations starting December 2nd until December 6th. To help with wrapping donations Dec. 5th, contact Kim at Kim@attackpoverty.org. To arrange a donation drop-off, contact Annie at Annie@attackpoverty.org, or contact Lea Byrd at lbyrd@fpchouston.org.


Friends of Northside, An Attack Poverty Location 

Immediate Needs
1. Mobile Storage Cabinet for after-school program
2. 100 Blankets for Northside’s Gifts of Love event on December 7th (need to be delivered to the office by December 5th).
3. You Can Academy Volunteers: Looking for people who would want to see children grow in their education.

  • Assist 2nd graders with math homework.
  • Help to champion 3rd graders and keep them motivated.
  • Read with 4th Graders who are 2 grade levels behind.

For more information, contact Annie at Annie@attackpoverty.org, or contact Lea Byrd at lbyrd@fpchouston.org.


Bridges International - Thanksgiving Exchange

Thursday | November 28, 2019 | Thanksgiving Day
This Thanksgiving, we have the opportunity to show students the love of Christ from places like China, India and the Middle East studying in the US who are apart from their families and who will otherwise never step foot in the home, by simply setting another plate at the Thanksgiving table! Bridges International, a supported ministry of FPC, is connecting such students with families at FPC that would be willing to host two students in their home for Thanksgiving. For questions, email Blake Ackerson at backerson@bridgesinternational.com.

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Main Street Ministries Garden Volunteer Day and Potluck

Saturdays | December 7 | 9:30am-noon | 102 Portland St.
Enjoy God’s creation in Main Street Ministries’ garden while preparing vegetable beds, weeding flowerbeds, and distributing compost in preparation for the fall season. This will be a wonderful opportunity to care for and enjoy God’s creation with others. Working will come to a pause at 11:30am to enjoy some tastings from the garden. RSVP to jenny.sommer2@gmail.com.


Mobilizing Medical Missions Conference

Friday and Saturday | February 21-22 | 9:30am-noon | https://m3missions.com/
The Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference is designed to bring together doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who has a desire to use their skills to meet pressing global healthcare needs. At M3, hear from experts in the field of global health and be inspired by men and women who are in the trenches, often in resource-limited settings, doing what they can to make a difference in people’s lives. In the M3 Exhibit Hall, connect with over 70 organizations working in the areas of medical missions, orphan care, WaSH (water, sanitation or hygiene), human trafficking, poverty and injustice. Join us to find out what you can do and how you can be involved. Held in Houston, Texas each year, the M3 Conference reaches around the world to touch the hearts and lives of people in need.


Bethlehem Bible College Fundraising Dinner

Wednesday | March 6, 2020 | 6:30 PM | First Presbyterian Church | 5300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004
Come and experience a special and meaningful night of fellowship, music and dancing, authentic Palestinian food, and a silent auction. You will be inspired by Bethlehem Bible College President Rev. Dr. Jack Sara and alumni from this strategic ministry! The cost of dinner, which will feature authentic Palestinian cuisine, is $100 per person, or $750 for a table of maximum 8 people.


Upcoming Trips

MICAH PROJECT GRADUATION & ENCOURAGEMENT TRIP

November 15–18, 2019 | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Join FPC for our annual trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to celebrate the graduation of the young men of the Micah Project. We will also spend quality time with the boys and staff, enjoying time at the Micah campus and joining them for street outreach.


*HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE TRIP{WITH EXTENSION TO JORDAN}

May 3–15, 2020 | Israel/Palestine & Jordan
Travelers will visit the historic and biblical sites of the Holy Land, as well as have the unique opportunity to engage with our mission partners. The team will stay at historic Scot’s Hotel in the Galilee and the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem. Led by Jim and Marta Birchfield and Mary-Floye Federer. *Waiting list only


CHRIST AT THE CHECKPOINT CONFERENCE & HOLY LAND ENCOURAGEMENT TRIP

June 3–12, 2020 | Bethlehem/Jerusalem
FPC will take a small vision team to meet and encourage our partners in Israel/Palestine. The trip will coincide with Bethlehem Bible College’s sixth Christ at the Checkpoint Conference: Hope and Resilience in a Broken World (June 5-9). For more information visit christatthecheckpoint.bethbc.edu.


UGANDA VISION & ENCOURAGEMENT TRIP

June 26–July 6, 2020 | Uganda
During this vision trip team members will have an opportunity to see first-hand the ministry of Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM) in both Gaba and Namutamba. In Gaba, we hope to join ARM’s Wentz Medical team for medical outreach. This trip will include a special visit to Namutamba for our child sponsors here at FPC to meet their sponsored children. We may also visit our partner, IJM Uganda, and learn more about their focus to address land grabbing and violence against women.


IJM VISION TRIP TO UGANDA

September 14–19, 2020 | Kampala, Uganda
IJM, one of FPC’s long-standing mission partners, will be taking a vision trip to Kampala, Uganda, to see the work first-hand and to meet the amazing staff who are fighting land grabbing and violence against women. You’ll see how IJM works to rescue victims of injustice and strengthen justice systems to protect the poor from violence. For more information about the trip, go to www.ijm.org/trips.


*HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE TRIP {WITH EXTENSION TO EGYPT}

October 4–16, 2020 | Israel/Palestine & Egypt
Travelers will visit the historic and biblical sites of the Holy Land, as well as have the unique opportunity to engage with our mission partners. The team will stay at historic Scot’s Hotel in the Galilee and the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem. Led by Jim and Marta Birchfield and Mary-Floye Federer. *Waiting list only