FPC’s Building Campaign Project to help reduce medical debt. You can too!

FPC’s Building Campaign Project to help reduce medical debt.  You can too!

Medical debt is the source of incredible inequities, keeping families mired in debt and impeding their ability to build assets. Plus, it adds enormously to emotional stress. That’s why First Presbyterian Church is leading this campaign as one reparations strategy. The potential to WIPE OUT DEBT for pennies on the dollar is amazing! When you make a pledge to our capital campaign, you are already supporting this project. If you have not already made a pledge, we hope you will join us in giving to our Building Beloved Community campaign!  To learn more about how this debt is eliminated, click here .

To pledge to reduce medical debt without giving to the capital campaign, click here. Please invite your family and friends to add to the amount we give to relieve medical debt. Give in the name of FPC’s Building Beloved Community campaign.

Check out this NPR Report: This group’s wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it’s just getting started – August 15, 2022 5:00 AM ET https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/08/15/1093769295/this-groups-wiped-out-6-7-billion-in-medical-debt-and-its-just-getting-started

Support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

War in Ukraine (DR000156-Ukraine) The Presbyterian Mission Agency has a long history of accompanying faith communities and engaging peace building relationships in Russia and Ukraine dating back to the early 1990’s, and since the onset of the war in February. Funds given to this designated account are used for humanitarian support for emergency and long term needs for affected and displaced persons in regions such as Ukraine and refugees who have fled the violence and taken refuge in countries throughout Europe.  

Flooding in Eastern Kentucky (DR000191-Kentucky) This designated account supplements the One Great Hour of Sharing offering and enables members and congregations to support the PC(USA) response to episodes of flooding within the United States. Funds given to this designated account will help communities overall relief and recovery efforts associated with flooding in eastern Kentucky which include assessments, clean-up efforts, and rebuilding.  

Your prayers and faithful giving are deeply appreciated.  Please give directly to PDA.  To give by phone, call 800-872-3283. To send a check, please designate where you want your gift to go on the memo line (DR#) and mail to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

SUPPORT THE 2022 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

SUPPORT THE 2022 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

First Presbyterian Church has been blessed by the faithfulness and generosity of our members, past and present.  Throughout the years, we have remained focused on our mission: Worshipping God in community and bearing witness to God’s love and justice in the world.  Our Building Beloved Community Capital Campaign is our opportunity to advance our mission as we set our sights on our building expansion and renovation plans.

Hear what one of our members has to say about the campaign and its two mission components.

FPC Capital Campaign: Sharon Hirsch pt 1.mov

 FPC Capital Campaign: Sharon Hirsch pt 2.mov

We have spent the last several months planning, sharing, and praying for the success of our Capital Campaign. Campaign pledges are being received as we witness to the mission and ministry of First Church. Thanks be to God for the many blessings we have received and the willingness of our members to respond generously with their prayers, time and financial support.

If you have not yet done so, please return your campaign pledge form to the church office, or respond online through our church website. If you did not receive, or need another campaign packet, please contact Tom Bloom at (919) 682-5511 or email to [email protected] 

The body of Christ, joined together, grows and builds itself up in love,

     as each part does its work.”  Ephesians 4:16

Masks are welcome, no longer required . . .

Masks are welcome, no longer required . . .

Beginning Sunday, July 24, masks are no longer required when in the sanctuary or other spaces at FPC. For you own comfort level, you can mask up or not.

We encourage those who are eligible to receive the vaccine and boosters to protect yourself and others from the newest and more contagious variant of the COVID virus, by getting vaccinated.