“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36
FPCS provides many opportunities throughout the year for people of all ages to actively engage in God’s transformative work and to live out Jesus’ call to serve the least of these. A core focus is providing needed items such as food, blankets, clothing, and supplies to those experiencing varying levels of crisis, both in our surrounding community and the wider world. Through hands-on service projects, donation drives, collections for the church’s food cupboard, collaborative partnerships with other agencies including Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels, and other acts of generosity and compassion, we constantly strive to lift up the broken-hearted.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day of Service
Each year the church hosts a community event on MLK Day, providing opportunities for families and individuals to engage in acts of service that benefit various local organizations that serve those less fortunate. Specific details about the event and how to register will be posted to the website in December.
The FPCS Mission Committee is responsible for overseeing many of the mission outreach ministries of the church. A major focus is the hunger ministry, which supports several faith-based agencies in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia as well as meeting local needs in our own immediate area. A core component of the hunger ministry is the church’s Sharing Cupboard, which supplies non-perishable food items weekly to Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry and Whosoever Gospel Mission. The committee also plans several post-worship Sunday morning mission activities throughout the year.