MISSION EMPHASIS

 

Current Mission Emphasis Projects 

Village Hope Partnership

Village Hope Partnership is a humanitarian organization that grew out of a desire to assist villages in Nepal that had been devastated by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015. In Kathmandu and nearby towns alone, over 600, 000 structures were damaged or destroyed. By May 2017, VHP had assisted over 40 villages to rebuild, by training the people of each village and making materials and tools available for their projects. VHP now has around 70 villages requesting assistance and training to rebuild.  

Some of the things Village Hope provides to families and villages are: animals for meat, for sharing the offspring with others, and as a source of some needed income. Sanitary outhouse buildings, trees for shade and fruit, water pumps, sewing machines and training, literacy training, financial and actual help with medical emergencies, means to provide job opportunities for village residents, fish ponds, and the list is constantly growing. VHP seeks to rebuild villages and rebuild and enrich the lives of the people of Nepal.

The Mission Committee of First Presbyterian Church, Delhi, has decided to invite the congregation of FPCD to contribute to Village Hope Partnership with a matching gift up to $1,000.00. To start assisting a new village it takes about $3,000.00. We are excited about this mission to people in Nepal, knowing how we can be a part of enriching the lives of others.

Rev Dr Lisa Ruth Mays, Interim Pastor at FPCD, works with Village Hope Partnership and has shared her mission trip with power point photography and lively narration. Please contact Lisa Ruth for more information or to schedule a presentation and/or your church might be interested in supporting the work of Village Hope Partnership in Nepal. FPCD office phone is 607.746.2155

 

ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY PROJECT

The First Presbyterian Church of Delhi is heading the School Supply project for the Delhi Community. This project helps to provide school supplies, backpacks and items needed for a successful school year to Delaware Academy students in need.  First Presbyterian Church will be sorting and delivering all the donations this year.  Cash contributions are also greatly appreciated and are often used to purchase socks, underwear, backpacks and snacks.  Checks should be made payable to “First Presbyterian Church” with ‘school supplies’ on the memo line and may be dropped off in the church office or mailed to First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton Street, Delhi, NY 13753. Please submit all donations by Monday, August 27 so they can be sorted and distributed. There is a basket outside the First Presbyterian Church Office for school supply donations. Thank you for your help with this important local mission! If you have any questions, please call the First Presbyterian church office at 607-746-2155. 

We have communicated with the school and the following items are needed for this mission outreach to our community:

 

    glue sticks

    pencils

    colored pencils

    markers

    erasers

    rulers (12”)

    lotions

    dental picks

    juice boxes

    child-size mittens

    character band aids

    crayons (24 pack Crayola brand is preferred by most teachers)

    Full-size backpacks – especially boys

(“generic” are best – no cartoon characters, etc.)

    spiral notebooks

    scissors (especially blunt)

    deodorant male/female

    mini shampoo bottles

    toothbrushes/mini toothpaste

    chapsticks®

    tampons

    other items from the supply lists available on the school website or in the FPC office


OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK