On July 9 at our 10:00am service we will commission our two summer mission teams.

July 15 – 22, 2017, a team will travel to Maryland to assist with the STAIR program at the First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. Start The Adventure In Reading reaches 2nd graders from local elementary schools that read below the appropriate reading level for their age group. Their Summer Reader’s Theater Program continues emphasizing the importance of reading, using the vehicle of plays adapted from popular children’s books. They will be serving as counselors, working with the children on reading, crafts, and the plays in preparation for the performance for family, friends and volunteers.

July 29 – August 6, 2017, marks FPCY’s return to the Dominican Republic. This year a team will travel to the village of Caimonial to work in partnership with the community to repair houses and volunteer in an organic tree nursery. Bridges works to empower communities adversely affected by poverty, deforestation, and high emigration rates on agricultural, health, education and youth programs, helping residents to make their communities better places to live and thrive. This trip is open to adults, college students, and youth who are entering 11th grade and up.