Community Outreach

ALTERNATIVE GIFT-GIVING

Representatives of various charitable organizations “set up shop” before and after worship service on the first Sunday in November. Donations are requested as “alternate Christmas gifts.” Cards are sent to recipients informing them that a monetary gift has been given in their name.

 

THE LOVE TREE

Congregants select anonymous tags of needy children of Willard School, our partner in Adopt-a-School, and provide Christmas gifts for them.

 

COMMUNITY LUNCH

Under the direction of the Deacons, this free lunch, prepared alternately by FPC and Christ Episcopal Church, is served at FPC by our Church volunteers the third Tuesday of each month. Afterwards, free groceries are provided to eligible recipients. To volunteer, contact the Church Office at 330-393-1524.

 

FOOD PANTRY 

A Second Harvest Food Bank Cupboard. Free groceries are given to those eligible the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

 

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL

Partnered with Warren City Schools Willard K-8, FPC provides students with school supplies, honor lunches (four times a year), and tutoring. At Christmas, presents are provided to needy students through our Love Tree.

 

S.O.P.H.I.A.Stop One Place Help Is Available gives referrals, guidance, and direction for immediate needs, including utility assistance, housing issues, medical and mental health referrals, food, clothing, and other needs. Direct monetary assistance may be available depending on the availability of funds.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Meeting space in the Church is provided for these support groups:

• Al-Anon

• Narcotics Anonymous

• AA

• AA Yoga

• Fibromyalgia Support Group

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The Love Tree

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WGH High School Band Concert