Missions Listing

Peru Medical and VBS Missions

Since 1999, the church has sponsored an annual mission of doctors, medical personnel, and volunteer assistants to provide basic health care in some of the poorest areas of Lima. Additionally, a Vacation Bible School (VBS) is also conducted to meet the spiritual needs of children. Volunteers are needed for: medical care and VBS in Peru; and the planning and coordination of these projects locally. Click here for the most recent information on our upcoming Mission Trip

Ongoing Peru Missions
Love a Child

The Love a Child program supports children living in extreme poverty in Peru by providing nutrition, assistance with school supplies, and Christian nurturing. Only $23 per month—or $270 helps support a child for an entire year.  Sponsor contributions are monitored and stewarded directly by the Mission Committee to insure the children and their families receive the benefits.

Other ongoing Peru Missions include the Peru Education Program; The Peru Capital Fund, the San Genaro VBS, and the New Peru Church Development at Carabayllo, Lima Peru.  Click here for the most recent update of our Ongoing Peru Missions. [2]

CUPS - Comunidades Unidas Pro Salud (Communities United for Health)

For over 15 years, FPC-Kingwood has sent adult and youth mission workgroups to Mexico to work with CUPS - Comunidades Unidas Pro Salud (Communities United for Health). CUPS is an ecumenical ministry that assists northeastern Mexican communities to improve health and education and foster a sense of community, while providing volunteers an opportunity to serve and be served.  

Founded in 1989, CUPS has built 17 health centers in both rural and urban locations in the Matamoros, Rio Bravo and Valle Hermoso communities.  CUPS has also built an orphanage, a library, an addition to a rehabilitation center for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions and established a potable water program in rural communities.  CUPS and FPC-Kingwood have united Mexican and United States communities in projects that touch the lives of thousands of people.  

FPC-Kingwood members have donated school supplies, clothing, medicine and cash contributions all of which have helped maintain the schools and medical clinics built by CUPS. Please visit www.cupsmission.org for more information on CUPS. To volunteer, contact Chris Friedersdorf at 281.361.4439.

The Village Learning and Achievement Center

FPC-Kingwood members help the Village Learning and Achievement Center and their mission to create a welcome environment that enables individuals with learning and developmental disabilities to reach their potential. Goals are to provide job support and training; tutoring; respite and after school care; recreational programs; and information on the disabled. In exchange for FPC-Kingwood’s ongoing support, The Village Learning Center provides transportation church services on Sunday for residents of area nursing/senior living communities.

HAAM

FPC-Kingwood provides goods, funds and time throughout the year to the Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM). Formed in the late 1980’s by area churches, HAAM is a social service agency that assists families in need in Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Huffman, Porter, and New Caney. Services provided include a food pantry, utility assistance, gas, job bank, school supplies, holiday baskets, and referrals to other service agencies. HAAM also has a resale shop where donated merchandise is priced affordably and given free to clients in crisis. Currently, FPCK provides help to HAAM through the mission committee, Deacons ministries, Presbyterian women, food and clothing drives and volunteers in all areas. For more information on HAAM, please visit www.haamministries.org.

International Seafarers Centers

Two full-time Presbyterian Chaplains, as well as four chaplains of other faiths, minister to the seamen that come through the Port of Houston in over 6,800 vessel visits per year. There are five Seamen's Centers throughout the area where volunteers are needed. Please visit www.venturecd.net/SeafarersCenter.org for more information.

Rebuilding Together Houston

Rebuilding Together Houston organizes workdays each spring and fall to paint and repair the exteriors of homes of low income and elderly people living in Houston. Each crew of volunteers commits to repairing a single home, completing the work on two consecutive Saturdays. Local businesses and other donors provide materials for these projects. FPC-Kingwood organizes its own RTH work crew each spring and fall. To volunteer, contact leader Chris Friedersdorf 281.361.4439 or Please visit www.rebuildingtogetherhouston.org for more information.

Senior High Mission Trip

Each summer the FPC-Kingwood Senior High students spend a week assisting some of the poorest people in America. The trip typically involves repairing or refurbishing homes or other buildings, but can also include other activities as needed. FPC-Kingwood students have traveled to a variety of states Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi and New Mexico. The trips are paid for through fundraising, congregational and mission committee contributions, as well as at the participating student’s own expense.  For more information on past and upcoming Youth Missions check the Youth section of this web site.

Mid-High Mission Trip

Each summer FPC-Kingwood Mid-High students spend several days in mission activities in Houston. Activities vary from year to year, depending on local needs and arrangements with other participating agencies. In addition to teaching students how to help others, the goal of these trips is to accustom the younger teens to mission work in preparation for senior high mission trips.

Saturday’s Kids

After the staff of Lakeland Elementary in Humble identified several school children that were not being properly nourished on the weekends, FPC-Kingwood began collecting and delivering food to ten of these families on the fourth and, if necessary, the fifth Saturday of each month. Members support the mission by donating food or money, packing the bags, and driving a delivery route. For additional information please contact Carol or Clark McCollough at 281-358-5035.

The Forge for Families

The commitment of The Forge for Families to Houston’s inner-city is to assist in repairing the breach and to serve as Watchmen or Sentries for these precious families. There are 6 commitment areas each of our programs fall under.  These are: Family Discipleship, Youth Educational Training, Economic Development, Servant-Leadership Training, Whole-Life Self Development Training and Athletic Discipleship.

Monthly Communion Offering 

The loose change and bills collected on communion Sundays each month support specific missions.

Blood Drive 

Congregation members often give of themselves – literally – to their fellow man through blood donation. FPC-Kingwood Deacons arrange for the Blood Mobile to come to the church and coordinate volunteers to assist with blood donation. 
 

Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel

FPC-Kingwood contributes to the support of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel, providing spiritual support to our service men and women. For more information, please visit www.pccmp.org.

Loaves and Fishes

FPC-Kingwood Deacons and volunteers donate salad ingredients and help in preparing and serving lunch to over 200 homeless people at a downtown Houston mission. Please visit www.magnificathouse.com/LoavesFishes.htm for more information.     

Boys and Girls Country

Boys and Girls Country of Houston provides children from families in crisis with love, security, a sense of self worth and opportunities to prepare them for a successful life. The Deacons and volunteers do landscaping, painting, and general repair to cabins and grounds, which supports 88 children who live on campus. Please visit www.boysandgirlscountry.org for more information.      

POP Ministry 

FPC-Kingwood members participate in Presbyterian Outreach to Patients (POP), an outreach to patients and their families hospitalized in the Texas Medical Center. Please visit www.popministry.org for more information.

Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services 

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is the result of a merger between Presbyterian Children's Homes and Presbyterian Children's Services. FPC-Kingwood supports this organization which provides foster group homes, therapeutic foster homes, foster family support, and other services to children who need them, as well as services and family preservation programs to help families in need. Please visit www.pchas.org for more information.

Operation Freedom 

To show appreciation for their continued efforts, members of FPC-Kingwood have donated time and money to assemble bags to be sent to the troops stationed overseas. Hundreds of bags containing items such as disposable razors, insect repellent, tissues, and snacks, have been packaged and distributed to our service men and women.

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