FPC Month of Service

January 2022: Month of Service

With rising COVID numbers and in an effort to keep everyone safe, we will again embark on a Month of Service during January, rather than hold an Annual Day of Service for FPC Serves on MLK Day.

Because of the pandemic, it is not possible for us to gather safely as a large group or to go in small pods to help our mission partners clean and organize. Several big service projects planned in the community for MLK weekend have been cancelled because of the rapidly spreading variant. Instead, individuals or family units can complete their own acts of service and share the results with the congregation.

Send us your pics!

Take pictures of yourself, your family or your pandemic pod in action, and send it in with a description of your service project to Kathy Johnson at kjohnson@fpcraleigh.org »

We will publish the pictures in the February newsletter.

Check out this list of service ideas or feel free to create your own service project:

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer at our Spring Downtown Coalition Habitat for Humanity Site at Maybrook Crossing (1525 Oxleymare Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610) on January 17 from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm. Habitat policy will require all volunteers to attest to having received the COVID 19 vaccine. You will be asked to read and sign our full COVID policies upon registration. Register Online Now »

American Red Cross

The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. The dangerously low blood supply levels have forced some hospitals to defer patients from major surgery, including organ transplants. Your donation is desperately needed this holiday season. Please schedule an appointment to give now. Register Online Now »

FPC Receptionist Desk

This volunteer role is great for anyone who enjoys helping others! Take calls, transfer calls, answer questions, accept deliveries at the door and/or finish working on homework or paying bills while you attend the desk. The usual shift time Monday-Friday is 10 am – 2 pm, however, we can be flexible and use your help where there are vacancies available. Volunteer at the Receptionist Desk »

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Volunteer outdoors with Raleigh Parks and Recreation. Make a difference in your community by volunteering for a park project, athletic team, special event, or Adopt-A-Park program. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students, and businesses to contribute to our quality programs and facilities. Register Online Now »

Alliance Medical Ministries

The Alliance Medical Ministries Community Garden thrives with the support of over 300 community volunteers. Special workdays can be crafted based on your group size. Individuals welcome too! With eight rows and 20 garden boxes, there’s always work to be done! Typical volunteer tasks include planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. No prior experience necessary! Register Online Now »

Urban Ministries

Assist with landscaping beautification Friday mornings at Urban Ministries. Ages 8 to 13 with an accompanying adult are welcome! Volunteer services provide a welcoming environment to connect dedicated and skilled volunteers to collaborate with staff in elevating our organization’s reach to our neighbors in need. Register Online Now »

Green Chair Project: Healthy Home Challenge

Assemble a healthy Bundle for Green Chair Project’s January Healthy Home Challenge. Put together a bundle in a small trash can, bucket or laundry basket filled with:

  • Roll of paper towels
  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Dish Soap
  • Pack of Sponges
  • Antibacterial Spray or Wipes
  • Glass Cleaner Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap

Drop-off bundles in the Edge Lobby!

Help a Neighbor

Looking out for our elderly or homebound neighbors is important. There are many people that may live alone or not know who to turn to for assistance when it comes to landscaping or lawn maintenance, especially if they’ve had a recent surgery or health related issue. Rake, weed, or mow a neighbor’s yard as your act of service this month.

Create Your Own Service Project

Do you love pets? Volunteer at the local animal shelter. Do you love nature? Create a clean up group to pick up trash in the neighborhood or community. Be creative! There are many ways to give your time and talents and show your support. We look forward to seeing your ideas come to life!

Don’t Forget!
Email your pics to Kathy: kjohnson@fpcraleigh.org »