Coronavirus mission response
As a response to the Coronavirus, we implemented a few new mission opportunities to support our community during this uncertain time. As part of this response, we are serving weekly meals with our ministry partner, Mosaic Ministries, planning a Red Cross Blood Drive, and had a food drive with the Boy Scouts on March 24.
Group mission Trips: workcamp
Group Mission Trips and First Presbyterian Maumee are supporting an area workcamp, one of 25 work camps held across the country this summer from June 28 - July 4. Up to 440 high school students and adults from around the country representing many Christian denominations will be coming to our area to work on between 60 - 70 homes for the week while being housed at Maumee High School. This team of people will provide up to 12,000 hours of volunteer labor and $35,000+ in materials during the week as they assist elderly, disabled, and low-income families with home repair projects they cannot manage themselves. Both labor and materials are free to qualifying households.
House and mobile home owners within an approximate 30 minute drive from Maumee High School could apply for their home to be a work site for the week in the areas of: porch repair/construction, step repair, exterior painting, interior painting, weatherization, wheelchair ramp repair/construction, mobile home skirting, and minor roofing (no tear offs or full replacements). The homes chosen to be worked on have been contacted at this time.
Workcamp is for senior high students, and is an incredible opportunity to serve our community and to welcome other students and adults from around the country. During the week, students and leaders will be housed at Maumee High School, and will go to work on selected houses from there. While they'll be working around the community during the week, students will also have fun and learn about Jesus while they share meals, devotions, participate in daily worship, and play games. If your student would like to sign up for workcamp, please click here.
Compassion International has been helping children through sponsorship for 66 years, and has helped over 1.9 million children across the globe to receive support. At First Pres Maumee, our congregation sponsors over 40 children from around the world.
We also recently partnered with Compassion International for our Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic, which took place February 13-19, 2020. We had 15 members of our congregation that took part in this life changing experience and met the children they or the church sponsor through Compassion. You can hear from some of these members and their experience in the DR in our First Pres Feature here.