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Outreach Programs (Page 5)

United Campus Ministry at WMU

The United Campus Ministry is a collaborative effort with six other congregations in Kalamazoo to provide service learning and leadership for students of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. United Campus Ministry is located in Kanley Chapel on the WMU campus. The Reverend Kathleen Robertson King is director of this program. UCM promotes three essential components to “Service Learning”: Getting…

Vine Neighborhood Project

Several area churches partner and collaborate with the Vine Neighborhood Association (VNA). FPC works diligently to bring church and neighborhood partners together. The project’s primary goal is not merely to assist a low-income family in repairing and painting their home, but also to support on-going resident-led street-revitalization efforts.  All partners recruit volunteers, mobilize ladders, and supply key on-site coordination. “Members of our congregation seek to live…

Mission & Outreach Designated Endowment Fund

The Ford-Neff Fund was established as a named fund within the “Mission and Outreach” special fund area to support current local and global mission outreach, provide financial assistance to minority students in Presbyterian Theological Seminaries, and to provide seed money for new mission projects. In 2015, the Outreach Committee, with the approval of Session, utilized this fund to provide for the wider…