Now through November 22nd, we are requesting financial donations for Helena Food Share. Funds received during this time will be matched dollar for dollar by the Town Pump Charitable Foundation up to $1 million.
Visit our "Giving" page to donate securely on-line.
We met on August 5th to help with construction and clean-up of homes in a new subdivision.
We worked alongside the new homeowners to begin adding siding to one of the houses.
Since the weather was perfect, we also pulled weeds and picked up trash.
Our congregation generously contributed 54#s of coffee, 23#s of creamer, and 17#s of sugar to show our appreciation for Montana veterans. The Coffee for Veterans program was initially set up at Fort Harrison and offered free coffee to veterans seeking medical attention. The program has grown to include 17+ clinic sites throughout Montana.
Using funds from our Peace & Global witness offering, FPCH choose to honor the Helena Police Department officers, dispatchers, and administrative staff with eight dozen donuts and 100 keychains. The gifts were given in appreciation for the Departments peacemaking efforts in our community.
Three Members of our congregation served a comfort food dish at the Family Promise fundraiser in September. Proceeds from the annual event help children and their families in our community overcome homelessness.
Members of our congregation recently made soft, huggable "Cuddle Buddies". The buddies were distributed to local nonprofits who work with children in stressful situations. The YWCA, the Helena Police Department, The Friendship Center, God's Love, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) received the buddies with hopes they will provide comfort and reassurance to the children they serve.
In May FPCH reached out to new mothers in the community on Mother's Day. Cards were created and included hand-written message of inspiration and encouragement by members of the congregation to the new mothers. The cards and a small gift of hand cream were delivered to the mothers at St Peters Hospital and Florence Crittenton Home for the special day.
In April FPCH cleaned six blocks in the neighborhood around our church with the help of Scouts and Leaders from Boy Scout Troop #228. The City of Helena Solid Waste Division provided bags, gloves, safety vests and other required items. A big thank you to both organizations for making the day so successful.
Our congregation wrote Bible verses and words of encouragement for Mothers and their children. Candy, stickers, and notepads were included in the envelopes and delivered to residents of the Helena YWCA and The Friendship Center for Valentines Day.
New blankets, towels, & washcloths were collected and donated to Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Associates of Helena. The items were then distributed to the unsheltered in the community.
FPCH congregation donated backpacks and miscellaneous sundry items for the unsheltered in our community as our Christmas giving project. United Way of Lewis & Clark Area collected & distributed the items to those in need.
Nine members of our congregation met with members of the Jewish community at their Synagogue to welcome them as our new neighbors. We offered a basket with freshly baked home-made bread. They gave us a small menorah in return.
Kathy & Les represented FPCH in a meet and greet day with Carroll College students. The students were given pastries, a brochure about FPCH, and were invited to participate in our church activities.
We are partnering with a family working among the diaspora of southern asians in the UAE. Millions of southern asians come to the UAE for work and commonly alone, looking for community and acceptance. The family we are partnering with is currently working among labor camps as well as in the creative arts to connect with those whom the Lord is working among. If you would like more information about them please contact the church office and we will give you their information.
We focus our giving on the “least of these” as specified in Matthew 25: The hungry, The thirsty, Strangers, The naked, The sick, and The imprisoned. And although not specifically mentioned in Matthew 25, the disadvantaged also receive our support. The following is a partial list of the activities of FPCH for each of these groups of people:
Collected food items and monetary donations for distribution to local organizations supporting the hungry and thirsty; assembled and distributed bags of food and water to local panhandlers; purchased food baskets for refugee families around the world; collected and distributed coupons for food items to assist individuals or families who struggle with hunger.
Encouraged our congregation to smile at strangers and invite them to participate in worship services and fellowship activities; provided monetary support for a local missionary assigned overseas and other missionaries activities; provided financial support of our Presbytery Camp open to youth of all denominations; engaged with local college students to invite them to participate in our church activities; sent encouragement to local young women and children through Cards & Candy outreach.
Collected and provided warm clothing to local organizations supporting the homeless; collected diapers and baby products for distribution to local organizations supporting young mothers and babies; collected and provided clothing and personal care items for distribution to war veterans in transitional housing, collected blankets, towels & washcloths for underprivileged.
Provided homemade lap quilts to members of the congregation in poor health; provided monetary donations to local children’s’ home.
Collected puzzle and activity books for a boys correctional facility as well as monetary donations to purchase sports equipment; made and gave lap quilts to members of the congregation isolated due to Covid19.
Provided back-to-school supplies to disadvantaged children; participated in community fundraisers, provided meals, overnight supervision and monetary support of families in transition; collected and distributed personal care and cleaning items to local organizations supporting disadvantaged families; collected and distributed menstrual products to local organizations supporting disadvantaged women; provided monetary support for a disadvantaged youth organization; provided monetary support for a local home for pregnant mothers & their babies; provided monetary support for abused women and children; provided monetary support for war refugees.