Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!
Our Community Dinner and Silent Auction is in the rear view mirror. Our Community Life Team did another fantastic job organizing this fundraiser to support four of our important community ministries.
The One Another Program – this is the helping arm of the Ministerial Association and assists people in our community with things like gas for their cars, rent and utility assistance, and other needs that people may have.
The Independence Area Food Pantry – this vital ministry assures that people can get the food they need.
The Backpack Program – about 150 kids take a bag of food home each week during the school year.
The HOT (Help Our Teachers) Program – we assist teachers with classroom supplies so that they have what they need to educate and care for our children.
Our church is committed to adding value to our community. We want our community to be better, stronger because of our presence in it. To that end we have started, nurtured, and supported important programs that add value to our community – to children and their families.
Our programs aren’t free. They require two important things. First, is money. We fund our community ministries a number of ways. The most important is our Community Dinner and Silent Auction. Our leadership made a commitment that our Community Dinner would benefit our community and not our church. This is why 100% of our proceeds support local ministries.
The second thing we need is time. We understand that time is the most valuable commodity you have. Our commitment is to give you ways to invest your time in ways that matter and have an impact. Nothing that we do is successful without people who are willing to give of their time. You are all busy. You are constantly barraged with requests for your time. At FPC we want you to know we appreciate your time and because of your willingness to give of your time we are making a difference.
To all who volunteered, who baked a cake, worked the event, who donated a silent auction item, who came and ate the meal, and who organized it ahead of time and even now will be talking about how we make next year’s event even better – THANK YOU. None of this happens without you.
As a footnote we are still getting all our finances organized. But it looks like we will be distributing about $4,500 to the community ministries listed above. I think that is pretty cool.
Avri's youth group video from this past year... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfjPEPIpeBY&feature=youtube_gdata_player&app=desktop