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Frederick Presbyterian Church (USA), located in downtown historic Frederick at 115 West Second Street, is a congregation committed to alive, participatory worship; local and world-wide missions; and opportunities for all ages to grow. All are welcome.

FPC to Help Provide Temporary Shelter to Families in Need

Volunteers needed.

Frederick's Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has received city approval for an emergency shelter for homeless families. During daylight hours, families will attend programs at a day shelter housed in the former manse of Asbury Methodist Church. Overnight, families will sleep in shelters sponsored by 9 downtown churches, including FPC.

The 9 churches will take turns providing emergency overnight shelter for 2 weeks at a time. FPC's first turn will take place October 4th-18th.

The program is intended to be short-term, with most families staying up to 90 days. During the day, adults will receive assistance to help move their families out of homelessness. Children will receive transportation to the schools they already attend, to maintain academic and social stability.

A Religious Coalition staff member will be on-site at each overnight shelter, to screen, register, and monitor clients. In addition, FPC will need 2 volunteers each evening from 6 until 10 pm, and 2 overnight volunteers from 10 pm until 6 am.Volunteers must attend a training session conducted by the Religious Coalition. For more information, contact Libby Stauffer, FPC's representative to the Family Shelter Board.

More Highlights

Service Times

9:30am Sunday School
During Academic Year
10:30am Worship
Valet Parking Available
After Worship Time for Fellowship

Upcoming Events

Mon Sep 1 Labor Day - FPC Office is closed
Tue Sep 2 • 7.00pm Tuesday Study Group: the Gospel of John
Wed Sep 3 • 7.00pm Wednesday Night Study
Sun Sep 7 The new Sunday school year begins - Jump into the Word! Pancake breakfast at 8.45; classes begin at 9.30. Come learn about classes for adults, too!
Sun Sep 7 • 3.00pm FPC Golf Outing @ Worthington Manor Golf Course
Sun Sep 7 Food Gift Sunday to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. Please bring non-perishables that children can prepare on their own, such as individual fruit cups, canned spaghetti, and granola bars.
Sun Sep 7 • 5:30pm Youth Group Kick-off! Picnic and kickball for the whole family
Mon Sep 8 • 7.00pm Book Club: The Crucible
Mon Sep 8 • 7.00pm Family Shelter Training
Coming Up! (Mark those calendars)
Fri Sep 19 Apple gleaning (FCPS schools are closed)
Sep 26 - 28 FPC Weekend Getaway: Camp Tomahawk in Hedgesville, WVa.

 

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