Missions & Outreach

MISSION SPEAKERS

Come hear the work of the following PCUSA Mission Co-Workers:

Dr. Martha Sommers, PCUSA Mission Co-Worker to the Democratic Republic of Congo will speak on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:00 to 8:30 PM about her work in Congo. She has recently had to leave the Congo on account of civil strife in the area she was working in. She is now in Madagascar and will return to working in Malawi where she originally started her work.

*Jonna Reeder, PCUSA Mission Co-Worker to Central Asia will speak about her work on Monday, September 11th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

*Jeff and Christi Boyd, PCUSA Mission Co-Workers to East and Central Africa but based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will speak on Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM about their work.

This should be an exciting time to hear what God is doing in the life and work of the church around the world. Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events. If you have any questions, contact Tom McCulloch or Lu Meiner.

Service to PA Schools

FPC volunteers who helped Hamilton Elementary receive the Washington State Achievement Award.
We have completed another year of providing support to the students and staff of the Port Angeles Schools.  Even though our main focus continues to be Hamilton Elementary, we have tutors at all the elementary schools with a significant number at Roosevelt and Jefferson. 
      With the beginning of a new school year, consider how you could be involved in our local mission activity at elementary schools. We hope the terrific volunteers from last year, as well as those who missed the excitement, will take the opportunity to get involved. The sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Center.  We will start volunteering the end of September or the beginning of October. If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Stutesman at 452-6139.

Mission Committee Focus

The Mission Committee has served by seeking the will of God in helping to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Thanks to the faithful giving of our members we provide thirteen percent of our church budget to mission projects locally, nationally and globally.

First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles serves in these ways:

Support for Presbyterian Missions, both in our Northwest Coast Presbytery and through Presbyterian Church (USA) missions worldwide at the General Assembly level.

Support our primary missionary teams and are blessed to have these primary recipients, the Pearsons under Wycliffe Translators, the Benders under New Tribes Missions, Dr. Martha Sommers under the PCUSA Missionary Agency and the Hongos under Christian Vision, who give updates of their work periodically by visiting us or by other correspondence.

TAFY- The Answer For Youth

The Answer For Youth is a drop in center that serves homeless and at risk teens and disadvantaged young adults. They have been open 5 years now. TAFY was founded with Christian principles, and the founders frequently find opportunities to share their faith with the clients. They believe in a very personal ministry with the youth. In the 5 years they have been open, they have gone from around 5 youths a night to up to 70 at times! They serve hot food, have a washer and dryer, a shower, full clothes closet, and offer a variety of classes.

For 4 years now, they have been cultivating an organic garden, so one of the classes is on cooking the food from the garden! They offer help with medical expenses like prescriptions, eye glasses and first aid. They provide celebrations for holidays, baby showers and birthdays. They are located at 826 East First Street.