They are always in need of toiletry supplies; other core items needed are cereal, peanut butter, crackers, soup, pasta, canned fruit, jelly, oatmeal, rice, beans, sugar, and flour. Items may be donated here or directly to the pantry at United Methodist Church. You do make a difference!
The Deacons are looking for donations of children’s birthday cards. Birthday cards are sent to the Sunday School children as part of our faith family.
Due to the large number of children in grades 4-8, we are thinking about splitting them into 2 groups. This will mean another Sunday School teacher will be needed. If you are willing to teach our youth, please contact Sunday School Coordinator, Kris Alwin, at 604-3923. Also, we will need more Kid’s Quest Bibles. If you’d like to donate toward the purchase of children’s bibles, please contact the church office or mark your donation and place it in the offering plate.
A Horizons bible study, led by Rev. Diane Fite, will begin on October 27 at 10am in the church library. All women are invited to attend. The first meeting will set the time and day for future studies.
A grief support meeting will be held Wednesday, November 4 from 1:00pm-2:30pm at FPC. Jenny Bakeman from Unity will be here as well as Pastor Craig. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, find support with others also going through loss. All are welcome to attend.
The Deacons will also collect books for their book sale starting October 18. The sale will start on October 25 so start collecting unwanted books in a box now!
World Communion Day, in which we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Christians around the world, will be celebrated on October 4th. Anyone wishing to bake breads for this event is asked to call a Deacon.
It’s time, once again, for a new church directory! A new directory will be started this fall, with dates for photography scheduled for Sunday, Oct.18, Wednesday, Oct. 21, Saturday Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25. If you’d like a family portrait, this is the perfect time to do it! Sign-up sheets will be out soon. We will be updating our files as well, so please let us know if there is an address, phone number, or email change when filling out the photography forms. You may also stop in at the church office or call us at 834-3922.
Chicken Pie tickets are here and only 300 will be sold so get them NOW! Tickets will be sold in the church office during office hours and immediate payment is required. Also, don’t forget to sign up to help, as there is much to do and the more hands we have, the lighter the load. Youth are encouraged to sign up to help as well!
On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 the Oconto Youth Center and First Presbyterian Church of Oconto hosted our first “Oconto Youth Service Day” to help clean up the community. The 14 youth and 10 adult volunteers of Oconto worked together to provide basic exterior improvements on a very visible property at the southern entrance to Oconto. The primary tasks for this house included removal of overgrown shrubbery, scraping/priming/painting the wood siding and trim, and planting new landscape flowers.
A HUGE thank you to the Oconto Youth Center, First Presbyterian Church Youth, and the many local business and individuals who contributed to this event.
Our GOAL is to encourage and inspire our youth to take civic responsibility and pride in their community with active participation. Our HOPE is that this event will continue to grow each year and make a difference in our community with larger projects. With your prayers and support, this can become a reality.
Check out the Fox11 News report:
Please thank these local businesses for their support:
- Boehmer’s Ace Hardware
- Matravers DoIt Best Hardware
- Kelly’s Creative Designs
- Wisconsin Building Supply – Marinette
- Erik’s Garden Center – Marinette
- Sherwin-Williams Paints – Marinette
- Jackie Foster Inc.
- Carlie’s Landscaping & Excavating
- Thompson’s County Market
- Brothers Three
- Shiloh Lounge
- Shake-A-Burger/On The Road Again
- 4U Fitness
- Prevea Health
- Car Quest Auto
- Oconto Monument
- Oconto Sportsman Club
- Oconto Lions
- Kwik Trip
- Oconto Family Dollar