What a wonderful morning! Today Reverend Janice Fraser, Tammy Mendiola, and Michael Mendiola presented Sarah Ellis, founder and President of My Father's Arrows, with a $1,300 donation raised by this year's Holiday Faire. While there we had an opportunity to tour the new children's home they are renovating. What an amazing ministry they have created to support foster children and families! My Father's Arrows is truly a blessing to so many in our community, and we feel very blessed to be able to help!
As summer ends and a new season begins, our Adult Small Group has begun a new study on discipleship titled Believe. We are all very excited to explore the Bible more deeply and to discover what it truly means to "live like Christ". We would love to have you join us! We meet each Sunday Morning at 9:30 a.m. in fellowship hall. See you soon!
First Presbyterian Church of Milton is excited to be participating in Operation Christmas Child for our third year! We have already begun collecting shoebox gifts and will continue to do so until November 13th at which time we will pray over the boxes and send them on their journey. This year we are also collecting extra stuffed toys to send along to the packing center for distribution as needed. We feel so blessed to have this opportunity to help spread the gospel to children all over the world!
If you would like to donate packed shoeboxes, or items to be packed into shoebox gifts, we welcome your donations! Simply bring your donation by on any Sunday morning between now and November 13th or contact the church at 623-2510 to arrange a time to drop off your donation.
Are you unfamiliar with Operation Christmas Child and want to learn more? You can find more information about this important mission, including instructions for packing shoebox gifts, here.
Our 4th Annual Holiday Faire will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 2 & 3. This event will include handcrafted items, direct sales vendors, food, drinks, door prizes, and a silent auction! We always have a great time at our Holiday Faire and look forward to seeing you there!
Proceeds from this year's Holiday Faire will be donated to My Father's Arrows, a local 501(c)3 organization that helps foster children, and proceeds from the silent auction will be used for the historic restoration of our 148-year-old sanctuary building. We thank you all for your support of these worthy causes!
The April 2016 edition of the Presby Press is now available! Check it out here!
We are pleased to announce that our church newsletter, The Presby Press, is back! We would like to thank Cheryl Nugent for stepping up to take on this job for our church! If there is anything you would like to see in the Presby Press, please contact Cheryl at 497-2139.
Check out our March 2016 issue today!
Our first-ever 'Coats for Kids' drive was a great success - collecting 68 new and gently used coats for those in need in Santa Rosa County. These coats were donated to students at East Milton Elementary School and Bagdad Elementary School this week.
We would like to thank everyone who donated coats to this important mission. There are so many families in need throughout our community, and every little kindness is so appreciated!
Our prayer is that the recipients of these coats will be a little warmer this winter - not only because they have a warm coat to put on, but because they know that God loves them!
You can read more about this project in the Santa Rosa Press Gazette: http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/20160120/local-church-donates-coats-to-school-children
Don't forget! The Holiday Faire is this weekend! We have many great vendors lined up to accommodate your holiday shopping needs. Food will be available prepared by members of our church, with all funds raised going to "For The Children of Milton". And we are very excited to have "The Master's Men Plus One" scheduled to sing on the steps of our sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. on Friday! Come out and join the fun!!
The December edition of the Presby Press is now available! You can find it here!
Tammy Mendiola, Ruling Elder