Mission Opportunities Come in all Shapes and Sizes
Fulton Presbyterian Steps Up to New Challenges
Just because we are in the midst of a pandemic does not mean that God is still not opening doors for the church to continue to share the love of Christ with others in the world! In fact, and maybe it is because we have been forced to slow down a bit, it feels like we are discovering new opportunities all the time - opportunities that may seem small to some, but have had a big impact on the lives of those in our local community.
When our local nursing home, Harbor Crest, decided to discontinue the Meals On Wheels program, Fulton Presbyterian, along with First Reformed and Second Reformed churches, stepped up to the plate, providing meals every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for six individuals that wished to continue in the program. Our group generously donates not only their time and talents but everything needed for the recipients to have a hot meal three times a week! This new outreach has been a blessing not only to those enjoying the meals but to those creating and delivering them!
A second opportunity to share the love of Christ with others arose when we reached out to a few teachers and paraprofessionals at the Riverbend Elementary School to see how we might support them in the upcoming year. One teacher responded with a special request. She told us about several children whose families did not have the means to provide their children with the opportunity to order books each month from Scholastic Books. She said she would love it if every student in her classroom could each have a new book each month that was theirs to keep. When Pastor Catherine shared the teacher's wish, and the monetary amount needed to make that happen for the entire school year, our faith community stepped up to the plate and filled the need immediately!
Opportunities to let others know that they are important and that we are ready and eager to share our resources with them is one way to share Christ's love with the world - and at Fulton Presbyterian, we are keeping watch - knowing that there is no opportunity or act of helping another that is too small!