Local, Area & International Missions of FPCGV
“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
For information on how to get involved in any of these missions, contact the Missions Ministry at email@example.com.
Missions Stories on tumblr.com
Read selected stories and pictures about our Missions programs on our fpcgv.tumblr.com blog. Click the stories below to read more:
Cookie Blessing - Fionn, age 9, blesses the work about to be done to feed others.
Mission/Service for all ages - Children are the hands and feet of Christ.
Vitamins are Vital! - Children in Nicaragua sometimes don't make it out of the 6th grade. Or even to school at all. Here's one way to fix that.
Carols - Whenever music is sung together, hearts are bound to be uplifted!
Holy Smokes - A sensory experience that supports Central American missions.
The 2016 Honduras Mission Trip - A team prepares to not only build buildings, but build friendships.
When Casseroles Save the Day! - Missions and Youth make food for PCHAS parents on Mother's Day.
Preparing for Israel/Palestine - Gail Fekel writes about her preparing for a trip that opens her eyes.
Something NEW - A mission partnership between FPCGV and Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation.
How Four Women from FPCGV Fought a Tornado - March 2016 FPCGV in Service Together day in Rowlette.
Building a Three Way Bridge - A story about FPCGV's partnership in Honduras.
Letter from Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta
Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta are Mission co-workers in Indonesia since 1991 and 2003. They are supported directly by FPCGV through our Missions Ministry. You can find out more about them at the Presbyterian Mission Agency's webstie at: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/adeney-risakotta-bernard-and-farsijana/.
Please read their letter (link below). We hope to have a visit from them in early July.
GRACE Food Collection Sunday, December 17
This is a combined effort of the Missions, Christian Education, and Worship & Music Ministries to show our support for this vital local mission. We ask that each family purchase some items needed by G.R.A.C.E., place them in a grocery bag, and bring the bag of items to church with you Sunday, December 17. During the collection of the offering, after the ushers have passed your pew, take them to the front of the Sanctuary and place them on the steps of the chancel. We hope that this act and this display will help all ages reflect on the connection of our worship in the sanctuary and our mission in the neighborhood.
Carter Blood Drive
Every spring and fall, First Presbyterian Church has a blood drive to help raise awareness and collect donations focused on saving lives in our community. This mission provides blood to hundreds of patients per day in North Central and East Texas.
Our congregation is involved in many ways with this local ecumenical and non-profit organization. Members of our congregation volunteer for GRACE in the ministries described below. We also give annually from our mission ministry budget and collect and deliver food items for the pantry. Call GRACE at 817-488-7009 for additional opportunities to volunteer.
GRACE-related FPCGV ministries:
- Feed Our Kids - For one week in the summer, friends from FPCGV serve lunches to children at a local apartment complex, bridging the gap for children who normally receive free or reduced lunch at school. We are NOT just feeding tummies but feeding hearts and souls.
- Food Pantry – A large amount of our mission ministry budget goes toward providing eggs and butter for this food pantry. There is also a collection box outside the church office for other non-perishable donations. ??? button for Pantry Needs List
- Transitional Housing – This case management program allows homeless families to enjoy clean, stable housing while working toward self-sufficiency.
- Medical Clinic – This is a comprehensive program that provides a holistic approach to health care for families who do not have access to traditional medical care.
- Resale Stores – Donated items not needed for other programs are received and sorted at “Donation Station” then sold at resale stores.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. They welcome all people to join to build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter. Contact Tom Jensen for more details about FPC’s involvement.
Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County
Meals on Wheels is an organization that delivers a lunch meal to elderly and disabled home bound residents. First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine is associated with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, located in Fort Worth. Teams from FPCGV deliver meals each Monday. Contact Sue Thompson for more information about volunteering.
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services
Since its beginnings in 1903 as an orphanage in Dallas, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has been providing residential care and other services to children and families with no place else to turn.
First Presbyterian Church has been involved with PCHAS through our mission ministry budget, occasional trips to serve at the group homes, the giving of prayer shawls/blankets and more. Contact Sandra Playle (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
"SoupMan" David Timothy, and his volunteers serve thousands of meals a month to the hungry, finding them in camp sites under bridges, in the woods, and on the streets. First Presbyterian Church supports the SoupMobile financially and with volunteer help.
Through donations and prayer, First Presbyterian supports Africa Inland Mission and the Kenya Kids Can project started by missionaries Nancy and Steve Peifer. Now managed by Mark Daubenmire, these ministries include the following:
- Serves over 3.2 million lunches through the course of a year to approximately 16,500 children in theprimary schools they work in
- Operate 16 solar-powered computer centers in these schools complete with 10 laptops and a computer teacher in each center.
South Asia Missionaries
Drs. Morgan website at PC(USA) website
Drs. Leslie and Cynthia Morgan are missionaries of the Presbyterian Church (USA). They serve in South Asia and you can read more about their work at: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/les-cindy-morgan/
H.O.I (Honduras Outreach International)
FPCGV partners with Honduras Outreach International for a mission experience in the summer. The missions team is a cross section of Church members and Guests who are committed to transforming and improving the lives of the people and communities in Rancho el Paraiso in the Agalta Valley of Honduras.
H.I.M. (Honduran International Missions)
H.I.M. is a bible based non-profit created to minister to the poor and hungry in Honduras. It is a short-term mission experience whose primary goal is to tell and show the Honduran people the love of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through education (word), construction (deed), and fellowship (example). Mission trips are conducted throughout the year for one week intervals.
RAHAB’S ROPE is committed to fighting human trafficking in India and to bringing life and hope to its many victims. It is a faith based non-profit organization that desires to follow Jesus' teaching and direction on every step of the journey. Rahab’s Rope is Love in Action. Our church has not only supported this mission through our Mission Ministry budget but have FPC Grapevine membership support through other endeavors. If you feel called to serve with this mission or would like additional information, please contact Nancylee Hadley or Vicki Moore through the website at www.rahabsrope.com.
Watoto Child Care Ministries
The Watoto Child Care Ministries are committed to raising the future leaders of Uganda. The Ministry's motto is "Rescue a child, Raise a leader, Rebuild a Nation"