Missions is the heart of Peoples Presbyterian Church. We seek to serve our neighbors, both in Milan and around the world, in any way we can! We take the calling to be the hands and feet of Jesus to this world seriously.
In partnership with the other Presbyterian churches in Washtenaw County we help to host a weekly meal at the First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, MI. Everyone is welcome for a delicious, hot meal at 5:30. We help with service and preparation, providing desserts, and providing hospitality to our guests at the meal.
Green Tape Sundays
We believe that there’s no “red tape” in helping to solve hunger in our community. So, once a month in our worship service, on the first Sunday of each month, we push a shopping cart up the aisle and collect food for Aid in Milan, a local food pantry. We believe that giving food is just as much an “offering” as the money we place in the plates. During the Summer months, we collect fresh garden produce (from our own gardens!) to donate to Aid in Milan, providing our neighbors with fresh, healthy food.
Camp Take Notice
Camp Take Notice, a homeless camp in Ann Arbor, was shut down by MDOT earlier this summer. Some of the residents were given vouchers for housing. In support of the campers, Peoples, along with other churches, has collected household items to help the residents make their new apartments a “home.” Everything from plates to towels to a couch was collected!
During the Thanksgiving season, Peoples collects “Thanksgiving Feast” baskets to distribute through Aid in Milan. These baskets, filled with everything a family might need for their own Thanksgiving Feast help to spread the holiday cheer with our neighbors who might otherwise not have such a bountiful meal.
In the month before Christmas, Peoples gives gifts to a few local families. We work to provide for both the needs and wants of our families, giving gifts of grocery store and gas cards, toys, clothes, food, and other holiday surprises. The families are chosen through the Aid in Milan organization.
The Health Ministry branch of our Missions Team aims to create both a healthier congregation and a healthier community. In the recent past they have organized community Flu Shot Clinics, CPR and AED training classes, a safe disposal site for sharps and medical waste, and other health-related activities. Keep checking back for updates on our next Health Ministry activity!