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Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Garden Volunteer Day – Main Street Ministries Garden

Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 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 spring season. This is also a local missions opportunity for Plant With Purpose supporters, who partner with rural farmers in Mexico, to tend creation in our own backyard. Please bring water. RSVP to jenny.sommer2@gmail.com.


Mobilizing Medical Missions Conference

Friday and Saturday | February 21-22, 2020 | 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.


Cullen Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

February 19, 2020 | 7:30-8:30am | Cullen Middle School | 6900 Scott St, Houston, TX 77021

Join us on the third Wednesday morning of each month for a Teacher's Appreciation Breakfast at Cullen Middle School. As an encouragement to teachers and staff at Cullen Middle School, with FPC's Friends of Cullen Middle School, take special breakfast treats before school to express our appreciation for the amazing and dedicated teachers and staff. If you would like to participate, you can make muffins, pick up donuts, or something else! Contact Taylor Ramsay at taylor@jerichoroadrenewal.org.


Engaging the Muslim World Prayer Time

February 20, 2020 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.


Friends of Northside, An Attack Poverty Location 

Immediate Need
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.

Click HERE to get updates on their Facebook page. For more information, contact Annie at Annie@attackpoverty.org, or contact Lea Byrd at lbyrd@fpchouston.org.


Agape Development

Immediate Needs and Ways to Serve in 2020 (on your own, with your small group, or family)

  • Provide a meal for one of their programs
  • Supply snacks for the children and teen programming
  • Participate in an Outreach Work Day (April 4, Oct TBD)
  • Volunteer with their afterschool program
  • Lead an enrichment activity during summer camp (More details coming soon)
  • Assist with childcare

For more information, contact Amanda Garner at amandag@agapedevelopment.org, or contact Lea Byrd at lbyrd@fpchouston.org.


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 YOUNG ADULT TRIP

April 24-27, 2020 | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Join Jimmy Myers and FPC young adults for their annual trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We hope you will consider coming and see the hospitality of God on display through The Micah Project, which loves on young men living on the streets and offers them the hope of a new life in Jesus the Messiah. Email Jimmy Myers at jmyers@fpchouston.org for more information.


MICAH PROJECT JUNE TRIP

June 11-15, 2020 | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Join FPC on our annual June trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to encourage and spend time with one of our long-standing ministry partners, The Micah Project. The Micah Project is focused on giving street-connected youth a familial environment in which they can heal and find refuge in Jesus Christ. We want to be with and be present with the boys and the staff and learn about their stories and how God is working through Micah. We will spend quality time with the boys and staff, enjoying time at the Micah campus, as well as joining them for street outreach. Email Lea Byrd at lbyrd@fpchouston.org for more information!


*HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE TRIP{WITH EXTENSION TO JORDAN}

May 3–15, 2020 - Israel/Palestine | Jordan Extension - May 15-18
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. Email Austin Hermann, Team Leader at ahermann@fpchouston.org if you're interested.


UGANDA VISION & ENCOURAGEMENT TRIP

June 26–July 8, 2020 | Uganda
FPC is planning to take a vision trip to Uganda next summer to come alongside our friends and partners with Africa Renewal Ministries. Team members will have an opportunity to see first-hand the ministry of Africa Renewal Ministry in both Gaba and Namutamba. We hope to join ARM’s Wentz Medical/Dental team for a few days of dental outreach. This trip would include a special visit to Namutamba for our child sponsors here at FPC to meet their sponsored children. We will also visit our partner, IJM Uganda and learn more about their focus to address land grabbing and violence against women. If you are interested in learning more about this trip, contact Mary-Floye Federer at mffederer@fpchouston.org or 713-620-6485.


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 TURKEY}

October 4–16, 2020 - Israel/Palestine | Turkey Extension October 16-20, 2020
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