Mission Committee

Our Mission Committee is a major emphasis for our work and support here in and around Everett, Washington. Every week our dedicated volunteers serve meals in unprecedented numbers to the marginalized in society with Dinner at the Bell. Your donations of time, gifts and talents also support other unique programs including Showers to the People. Our work in the community here and abroad continues through generous support for VOA, Souper Bowl of Caring, CROP WALK, Interfaith Family Shelter, Mar Elias Education Foundation/Pilgrims of Ibillin in Palestine, Christmas Joy, One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost and Peacemaking and Heifer Project.

Mission Committee meets on the 4th Monday from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the Library. (Due to COVID-19, in-person Mission Committee meetings are cancelled until further notice.)

One Great Hour of Sharing

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.

You can GIVE to the FPCE One Great Hour of Sharing fund on our mobile app or on our website at www.firstpreschurch.com/give. Choose “One Great Hour of Sharing” under the FUND drop down.

Learn more at https://specialofferings.pcusa.org/offering/oghs/
PC (USA) Contributions

Did you know that the FPCE Mission Committee makes two significant annual contributions to the PC(USA)?  We bet you did know this! One contribution is to the PC(USA) general missions fund and the other is specifically to PC(USA) Disaster Relief Assistance.
 
It seems like the world is being overcome with more and more disasters, both natural and man-made. Both PC(USA) funds serve national and international causes and sometimes they even respond locally - e.g., the Oso mudslide disaster. But with the state of the world, PC(USA) funds may or may not make it to our region when disaster hits locally.

Last spring the community of Sumas and surrounding areas suffered greatly from flooding. Your Mission Committee felt a tremendous need to provide direct support to our neighbors to the north, so we contributed to the Whatcom County Foundation/Resilience Fund. Please know that we are trying to be very thoughtful and intentional in representing FPCE and how we allocate our resources.
 
Your continued, ongoing prayers for the work of the Mission Committee is greatly appreciated.