Located at 611 E. Warren Avenue in Victoria, Christ’s Kitchen feeds countless homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and children in the Victoria community. Food is donated by area merchants, and the hard work of preparing, cooking, and serving a hot meal daily falls to volunteers from numerous religious and charitable organizations in the city. FPC, Victoria is proud to provide volunteers every Tuesday morning to engage in such work. In a true servant/leader role, volunteers from our church respond to the question, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?” (Matthew 25:37).
FPC Continues to Support VCAM
While staple foods are usually provided, VCAM families sometimes aren’t able to get condiments. We can add a treat to clients’ grocery carts by donating KETCHUP, MUSTARD, MAYONNAISE, PEANUT BUTTER, JAM, PICKLES, RELISH, BARBECUE SAUCE, and SALSA. Please bring your donated items when you come to worship on Sunday or to the marked baskets in the Narthex and the hallway outside the church office. Clean, gently used clothing is also needed. Every donation is gratefully received!
Meanwhile, if you haven’t done so already (time’s running out!), don’t forget to purchase your tickets from Becky Richter for VCAM’s annual Raffle Fundraiser. In addition to some great prizes being offered (including a $1,000 HEB gift card!), 100% of the funds raised will go to support VCAM’s mission of caring for the less fortunate in our community. VCAM is truly a “loaves and fishes” operation, and any help that we can provide will be multiplied by them in countless ways to minister in Christ’s name.
Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry (VCAM) was established in 1986 as a Christian non-profit organization. By pooling resources into a single local service agency rather than maintaining many different point-of-contact charities, FPC, Victoria and other area churches believe they can more efficiently provide a broad of range of services typically requested of churches. Although often called a “food bank,” VCAM is a source of many additional services to the less fortunate in our community. As well as food, VCAM provides toiletries, clothing, and, when available, medical supplies, to the homeless and displaced in Victoria. The members of FPC, Victoria continuously support VCAM with financial contributions and in-kind donations.
PC (U.S.A.) SPECIAL OFFERINGS
FPC, Victoria, faithfully and generously participates on an annual basis in the remarkable tradition of our denomination’s four church-wide Special Offerings to help share Christ’s love with millions of people around the world. These Special Offerings, which are made once a calendar quarter, are individually known as the One Great Hour of Sharing, the Pentecost Offering, the Peace and Global Witness Offering, and the Christmas Joy Offering. In communion with all the other PC (U.S.A.) churches throughout the United States, our church combines our offerings with theirs to spread the Gospel throughout the world and to address poverty, hunger, oppression, and injustice wherever it is found among the “least of these who are members of [God’s] family.” Matthew 25:40.