Mission Outreach at First Presbyterian Waunakee
With Jesus Christ as our model, First Presbyterian Church of Waunakee reaches out to those in need—in our local community, our region, our country, and throughout the world. We commit our resources—prayer, time, effort, expertise, and financial gifts—to a variety of groups and individuals.
Listed here are 2011 ministries. For more information, click on any entry, contact a member of the Mission Committee, or call the church office.
Members of the 2011 Mission Committee are Tryg Knutson (Chair and Session Elder), Mary Currie, Julie Fiers, Chuck Frihart, Scott Gilles, Alice Honeywell, Linda Mueller, Connie Pelton, Gary Peroutka, Wendy Vincent, and Kathy Wilkinson. Rev. Susan Vergeront is our pastor liaison.
Local - serving to reach people in the greater Madison area and southern Wisconsin.
Regional - serving to reach people in the greater Midwest region
National - serving to reach people across the United States
International - serving to reach people around the world
David & Gloria Doty, Seminary Student
Click here for an update from David Doty! David grew up at FPC, and is now at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is in the process of entering the ministry, and receives FPC Mission Funds to support his theological training. His parents, Steve and Vicki, are also members.
Thomas & Jessica Burris, Church Planters in Indianapolis, IN
Click here for an update from Thomas & Jessica Burris! Thomas was our Director of Youth Ministries and Jessica was our Director of Kingdom Kids, until they followed a calling to plant a church in Indianapolis. We support their work with FPC Mission Funds.
Bob and Hazel Terhune (friends of Norm and Alice Parsons) tell about their 40 years of Mission work in Japan. They discuss the aftermath of the great earthquake, and how it has affected the spirituality in Japan.
For More Information visit: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/missionaries/biographies/index.cfm?action=details&id=538
Mission of the Month:
Each month, we highlight one of our many mission opportunities to the congregation to give greater awareness to these worthy causes. Check back here each month for the new "Mission of the Month!"
Heifer International "Passing on the Gift"
"Passing on the Gift" is one of the cornerstones of Heifer International, and the heart of their sustainable community development philosophy. Every family who receives an animal signs a contract to pass on one or more of their animal's offspring to another family in need, along with sharing the training and skills that the family acquired through Heifer International. This unique approach creates a ripple effect that transforms lives and communities. The gift of an animal starts the ripple/chain of sharing; we can begin a ripple by dropping quarters in the Goat Tube in the lobby/narthex. A full tube of quarters will purchase one goat.
Stop by the table this month for more information and other ways to help families in need in the US and around the world.