Mission and Outreach

We have a long history of being a church committed to helping others in our world and our community. We are in close relationship with the organizations we support, and we encourage, equip, empower, and expect our members to engage the world that surrounds us with the truth of God's eternal love and care. We also believe that we receive as much as we give by experiencing God at work through a variety of short-term missions and services such as Northville Civic Concern, Crossroads of Detroit, Gleaners, CROP Walk, Mitten Tree, Socks for Detroit Rescue Mission, Rebuilding Together, Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive, and more. We experience God through building community by leading when we know the way and searching with others when the path is not so well defined.

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BSA Troop 755

We offer:

  • Monthly camping opportunities

  • High adventure trips--multiple trips per year

  • First Year scouting program

  • Merit Badge instruction

  • Leadership training

  • Eagle scout advising

We are the largest and most versatile troop in the state of Michigan.  Our troop ranges from 120 to 200 co-ed scouts.  

We meet outside from mid March to Mid November and meet inside First Presbyterian Church during the winter.  We camp monthly either outside or in cabins in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Canada.  

 

Our Troop motto is "A Proud Tradition since 1947"

Our Troop slogan is "Advance Through Adventure"

Troop 755 Home page. https://www.troop755.org/

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AA and Al-Anon

The church hosts weekly AA and Al-Anon meetings on Tuesdays.

Al-Anon:  8:00 p.m.

AA:  8:00 p.m.

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Northville Civic Concern

This local non profit organization provides food and household supplies for needy people in Northville. Our members regularly donate food, gas cards and store gift cards. Specific donation events are:  Mitten Tree, Great Grocery Bag, and fresh fruit and vegetable collection. To volunteer with Civic Concern, call 248-344-1033

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Greeting Card Ministry

Creative FPC members gather to make handmade cards to send to those experiencing joyous or difficult life events. In conjunction with the Deacons, in this way the church expresses our love and caring for the congregation.  This groups meets regularly; please join us - no prior experience needed!

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Little Dresses for Africa

The mission of this non profit Christian group is to provide relief by sending dresses to little girls, primarily in African villages, but also to other countries in crisis. These dresses go out as ambassadors in the name of Jesus. You can help by picking up a dress kit in Boll Hall, completing it and returning it to the church.  The kit includes all the supplies and instructions needed, and requires only basic sewing skills.  Workshops are held periodically at church to make the dresses - dates will be posted on the website Bulletin Board.

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Stephen Ministry

 

Stephen Ministers are from FPC Northville, and First United Methodist of Northville, trained to walk alongside those who need Christian care.  They provide an ongoing and dependable source of comfort and encouragement through times of pain, stress, change, grief or brokenness. They also are there anytime you just need a friend to listen, care, pray, or support you.  

A Stephen MInister provides care to one person at a time, meeting in a setting supportive of confidentiality.  Guidelines are in place, including:  the relationship between a care receiver and Stephen Minister is confidential. Men are matched with men; and women with women.

For general information about this ministry, please call Lois Fuller (FPC member) at 248-305-8053. To request a Stephen Minister, call our referrals coordinator, Nancy Schuerman (FUMC) at 248-207-9470.

You do not have to struggle alone!  Stephen Ministers are here to help.

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Bridgepointe with Neinas

 

We regularly support Neinas Elementary School in Detroit (Academy of the Americas) by providing books, backpacks and school supplies, plus a Christmas party when our youth gets to meet and interact with the students! Watch for details in the Sunday bulletins and on this website.

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Red Cross Blood Drives

 

The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  In partnership with the American Red Cross, FPCN sponsors several blood drives each year.  Watch for dates in the Sunday bulletins, our calendar, and on this website.

to make an online appointment:

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use Sponsor Code:  fpcnorthville