Firestone Park Presbyterian Church
"To Grow in Spirit and Make Christ Known..."
Food Donation: We have sponsored a food donation program for over 40 years to provide food and toiletries to people in need. In 2021 we expanded that mission by installing "Blessing Box' on our property.
"Partnership for a Stronger Community": We are partnered with the adjacent elementary school to help the students in several ways - we provide mittens and hats, school supplies, teacher supplies, funds for uniforms and food for needy families whose children attend the school.
Christmas Families Program: Each year we provide gifts and food baskets to needy families from the surrounding community.
The Front Porch Cafe: As part of South Street Ministries, this gathering place in South Akron is a hub for employment, recovery, sobriety, and fellowship. We support their efforts through donations of needed items, monetary gifts, prayers, and visits for breakfast or lunch.
Hospice of VNS: Our women's bible study group provides fruit and snacks for families who have loved ones at the local hospice facility.
Gifts of Hope: Our primary global mission is to support the Presbyterian church in Lebanon in their efforts to build and maintain badly needed schools which educate thousands of refugee Syrian children.
Other global missions: Through our Acts 16:5 initiative group, we participate in a different global mission each year during Lent. Among others, we've raised monies for wells in Darfur, participated in programs to eliminate human slavery around the world and donated and assembled disaster relief kits for the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program.
CARING FOR EACH OTHER
Congregational Care: These members visit sick and shut-in members at home and in the hospital and provide attention to the members who need it in a variety of ways.
Our church participates in several special offerings each year: One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking and Joy Offering. Through all of these offerings, we participate with the greater Christian community to help improve the lives of others.