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We are a Matthew 25 Church

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 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, 36 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.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38 And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39 And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40 And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with their community, seeing new disciples engaged in ministry and longstanding believers develop in faith as the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared in word and deed.

Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color. 

Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

Giving

Presbyterian Child Care

Daycare & Preschool
From ABC's to 123's PCC is the place to be!

PCC Administrator:  Sarah Lawhun

PCC Coordinator:  Linda Kilgore

HR Director:  Michael Walsh

Financial Secretary: Bev Woodard

Phone:  740-852-3190

The church's largest mission project.  In 2018, the PCC cared for 151 children from infants to school age.  Call to inquire about age ranges and dates to sign up for preschool or daycare.

Food Thru Faith

Learning to Give Back

At First Presbyterian Church, we offer congregants of all ages a chance to give back by joining our wide range of ministries. Our Financial Services allows current members or newcomers to be involved with our ongoing mission of spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ to our ever-growing community. Giving back is ingrained into our philosophy and it’s at the root of our very being.

51 W. Center Street in London - Phone:  740-852-4735

A 3 day food supply once a month.  Must have Social Security Card for every individual in the family and current proof of address.  Serves anyone in the 43140 zip code.

WELCOME TABLE

Provide meals through congregation donation 4 times a year.  Dine in only soup kitchen, fellowship, prayer, information, and referral.  Serving London area, but all are welcome.

PO Box 162, London, Ohio. St. Paul AME Church, 11 W. Center Street, London, Ohio.  Hours Thursday 5-7PM.  Phone 614-330-0252.  Contact Person:  Mickey Dunn - Volunteer Coordinator

Sufficient Grace

Helping Those in Need

Join our Grief and Loss Workshop ministry to discover how the work of First Presbyterian Church affects the community and the world at large! With our Grief and Loss Workshop in place, congregants have the chance to participate in a variety of innovative service missions. Joining a ministry is a perfect opportunity for you to get closer to other members of our congregation, and of course to honor the sacrifices and teachings of the Lord.

Collects food donations to provide low-income children with food to eat over the weekend during the school year.  Food is provided to London City Schools, Madison Plains Local, Jonathon Alder Local, and West Jefferson Local.

RAIDER RACK

Raider Rack is a free store located at school, was opened October 2017. Teachers identify and refer students so they can shop for new clothing, shoes and coats at no cost thanks to the generosity of the London community. In it's first year, The Raider Rack was visited by 137 individual students PK-12th grades and over 1, 234 items went home with them. Seeing the student smile and have fun shopping was heartwarming and even more positive, was seeing the student come to school the next day wearing all their new things. What is needed? Sneakers and financial donations and our students love London City Schools Red Raider gear!  

For more information, please contact Melissa Canney at 740-852-5700 ext. 2109 or melissa.canney@london.k12.oh.us.

H.E.L.P House

Food & Clothing Pantry

Food & Clothing, serving Madison County and surrounding areas.

122 E. Center Street, London, Ohio

Hours: Mon. 5-7 pm, Weds. 9-noon, Sat. 9-11 am.

Phone:  740-852-1980

H.E.L.P House

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Type of support:  Monetary Donation

OPRS, along with its subsidiaries, operates retirement communities, adult day care centers, and senior centers in Ohio.  It offers community care, home care, home health care, and spiritual services for older adults.  The company was founded in 1922 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.  It has locations

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Type of support:  Monetary Donation

OPRS, along with its subsidiaries, operates retirement communities, adult day care centers, and senior centers in Ohio.  It offers community care, home care, home health care, and spiritual services for older adults.  The company was founded in 1922 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.  It has locations in Willoughby, Cortland, Monroe, Youngstown, Akron, Delaware, Toledo, Port Clinton, and Columbus, Ohio.

Kandel Missionaries

Type of support: Monetary donation.

Lynn and Sharon serve together as the point persons for global partners in Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, U.S. constituents, mission co-workers, Presbyterian World Missions, and Presbyterian Mission Agency staff.  Sharon is the primary lead for Ethiopia, and Lynn is the primary lead for Sudan and they are both deeply engaged in South Sudan.  They work with the three Critical Global Initiatives (CGI’s) addressing the root causes of poverty particularly as they affect women and children, sharing the good news of the Gospel, and engaging in ministries of reconciliation amidst cultures of violence.

Community Outreach

Volunteers work together to provide life skills training and support for those in need.  Serving Madison County and surround areas.

122 E. Center Street, London, Ohio

Hours: Mon. 5-7 pm, Weds. 9-noon, Sat. 9-11 am.

Phone:  740-852-1980

Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison, and Union Counties.

Type of support: Monetary donation.

306 Lafayette, Suite A, London, Ohio.  Hours: M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Phone: (740) 852-3511 Contact Person: Marie Dunston.

Helps with shut off notices on utilities, bulk fuel as fuel oil, propane, and wood.  Eviction notices.  Winterization.  Elderly repair program.

Cruisin’ in the Country   (Martha Geib Memorial)

Type of support: Volunteer support.

Usually held the last Sunday in July with donations from merchants.  Church ladies donate baked goods.  Cruise-in participants.  Proceeds go to scholarships to graduating seniors from London City Schools and Madison Plains Local.  Committee members:  Marci Bogenrife, Melissa Canney, Connie Dwyer, and Stephanie Huddleston.

Children’s Hospital

Type of support: Donation of requested items.

Toys, books, games, coloring books, etc. are collected and donated to help children in the hospital entertain themselves as they recuperate from illnesses and surgeries.  Sue Mullins – contact person.

Offerings

A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children.  40% of the PO can be retained by the individual congregations wanting to make an impact within their own community.  The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

A gift to the P&GWO enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world.  Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this offering to connect with the global witness of Christ's peace.  Mid counsels retain 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation.  The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.

Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior.  By giving to the CJO, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.

For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.  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.

740-852-1215

211 Garfield Ave, London, OH 43140, USA

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