Hunger ministries have always been important to First Presbyterian Church. At Fellowship Hour today, we learned more about Gleaners from one of their Warren area volunteers. The organization collects 40 million pounds of food each year to feed people throughout metro Detroit. Last summer, many from our church helped pack food at Gleaners and we look forward to more volunteer opportunities there in 2013. On a weekly basis, we support St. Mark's Food Pantry with food donations. Today we learned that Gleaners is the main supplies of food for local pantries like St. Mark's. Supporting Gleaners is supporting folks in our local area, too! Christ calls us to help those who are hungry with our helping hands and with our financial support. We are grateful to be able to partner with Gleaners in serving our neighbors.
Mark Kausch ate lunch at the Bronx Deli in Farmington Hills last week and was surprised and excited to see First Presbyterian Church's former sanctuary pews re-purposed as booths in the deli!
During the Facility Enhancement Project in 2012, the church sold a number of pews on Craigslist to make space for our new choir chairs and redesign of the sanctuary. We were pleased to sell them to the owners of the Bronx Deli for their new location in Farmington Hills. We're glad to see that the restaurant is now open and ready to go, and that the pews are being put to good use by a local, small business.