FAPC Serves

Sign up now for our sixth-annual, all-congregation day of service, happening on Saturday, May 5, 2018.


FAPC Serves returns on Saturday, May 5!

Once a year, the congregation of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church comes together on a single Saturday to bear witness to the love of Christ. Over the past six years, more than 500 members and friends of the congregation have participated in FAPC Serves. This day of service has become one of the most looked-forward-to Outreach events of the year. 

The day begins with registration, starting at 8 am in the LaDane Williamson Christian Education Center. There will be breakfast and a commissioning service for all volunteers upon arrival. Afterward, volunteers will meet with their team leaders, head to their work sites and work until early afternoon.

What's this event about?

FAPC Serves was created by the Outreach Committee as a means of:

  • Encouraging community service.
  • Highlighting the multi-generational aspect of service.
  • Strengthening our ties with a local partner in ministry.
  • Demonstrating the love of Christ by volunteering time and talent.
  • Learning from the organizations we partner with.
  • Experiencing God in new and exciting ways.

Here's how you can be part of it.
STEP 1 - CHOOSE A SITE

Read about all seven work site projects on the next tab (click here), and think about where you would like to participate. You may participate individually, or as a family. (Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

STEP 2 - SIGN UP ONLINE

On the sign-up form, we will ask you to identify your top three choices of where you will spend the day. We will make every effort to assign you to the site of your choice, but it's first come/first served, so sign up early! Once you are assigned to a project, your team leader will be in touch with you. 

The deadline to sign up is Saturday, April 28.

STEP 3 - CHECK IN & GO!

Please plan to arrive at the LaDane Williamson Christian Education Center by 8 am on Saturday, May 5. You will check in with your team and receive your t-shirt that morning. 

Questions?
Write to us at volunteer@fapc.org.

Amsterdam House
Lead a Bingo game for the residents of this nursing-care facility for the elderly on the Upper West Side.

  • Volunteers needed: 10, all ages welcome
  • Site Leader: Jama Toung

Search and Care
From the comfort of Search and Care’s office, enjoy phone conversations with this mission partner’s clients—many of whom are homebound and have limited social contact. You’ll be given a script to start the conversation, so who knows how much you’ll learn about each other! Spanish speakers a plus. Phones and refreshments provided.

  • Volunteers needed: 10, ages 16 and up
  • Site Leader: Debbie Mullins 

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House
We will gather at Jan Hus' Urban Garden from 10 am to 2 pm. We will reconstruct soil beds and prepare the soil for spring planting. 

  • Volunteers needed: 10, all ages welcome*
  • Site Leader: Jocelyn Hinman 

Meals on Heels
Join the Saturday morning crew at Fifth Avenue as we prepare and deliver meals to the homebound elderly in our neighborhood. Another great family event!

  • Volunteers needed: 6, all ages welcome*
  • Site Leader: Susan McKenzie

Womankind
Womankind’s emergency housing needs assistance in painting murals and walls of the residential rooms.

  • Volunteers needed: 15, ages 13 and up 
  • Site leader: Charlotte Smith Frankowski

Operation Exodus
Plan, organize and lead a field day for 50–60 children in Washington Heights.

  • Volunteers needed: 25, all ages welcome*
  • Site Leader: Jeff Yao

David B. Skinner Shelter
Participate in deep cleaning our own David B. Skinner Shelter. Work will include wiping down walls, lockers, ledges, the host room and common room.

  • Volunteers needed: 10, all ages welcome*
  • Site Leader: Julia Ward 

Sanctuary and Kirkland Chapel
Help clean up the our principal worship spaces in the aftermath of the busy Easter season. Duties will include restocking the pew racks, replacing pencils, hymnals and Bibles.

  • Volunteers needed: 15, all ages welcome*
  • Site Leader: Lynn Wishart

*Volunteers under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

FAPC Serves Sign-Up Form (Family)

 

 

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FAPC Serves Sign-Up Form (Individual)

 
 

 
 

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