As a distribution site for this regional back-to-school program, we provide elementary-aged children in need with school clothes and supplies each fall. See http://handsofchrist.net for more information.
Coming from a variety of difficult situations, the children residing at Thornwell crave support and encouragement, which we seek to provide through cards, gifts, and monetary donations to our “adopted” child.
Women who love to sew and quilt gather weekly to handcraft lap quilts for those who are ill. What makes the quilts more special than the love that goes into them with every stitch, is the yarns attached to them. The quilts are put on display at the church and people are encouraged to tie a knot in the yarns and say a prayer for the recipient of the quilt.
Maintaining a well-stocked pantry allows us to share food staples with our neighbors in need. Distribution is by referrals from Trident United Way.
In the event of hospitalization or surgery, or a birth or a death in the family, volunteer teams prepare and deliver meals as a way of demonstrating compassion and care.
SHOEBOXES FOR SOLDIERS
Four times a year we send care packages to friends and family who are currently on active duty with the military.
The Visitation Committee is dedicated to showing compassion to church and community members who are sick, bereaved, or in distress by sending cards, delivering meals, and visiting.
First Presbyterian and area churches take turns hosting the Berkeley High School football team for Friday morning breakfasts here at FPC during the regular season.