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Did you know...

For 2021, income at 100% of the Federal Poverty Level is $12,880 annual gross income ($1,073 monthly) for a single person. For a family of four, income at 100% of the Federal Poverty Level is $26,500 annual gross income ($2,208 monthly).

In northern Idaho, a staggering 34% of population is living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).  Yet, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, the cost of living in Idaho for a family of four is $65,083 per year.  For one adult and one child the cost of living is $58,115 per year. The inability to earn and save money prevents people from being able to see a path forward out of poverty    and into independent stability.

Serving the World

We are a congregation that believes strongly in putting our words into actions and sharing God's love outside of our walls.  See just a few of the ways we serve here.

 

This Month's Mission Focus

Locally...

DEACONS’ BENEVOLENCE OFFERING FOR OCTOBER

The Deacon’s Benevolence Offering for the month of October will go to Family Promise of the Palouse. Family Promise (FPP) helps local communities coordinate their compassion to address the root causes of family homelessness. They address the issue holistically, providing prevention services before families reach crisis, shelter and case management when they become homeless, and stabilization programs once they have secured housing to ensure they remain independent. FPP taps existing local resources to empower families towards economic stability. Families come to FPP in crisis; FPP helps them rebuild their lives with new skills and ongoing support. Thank you for helping with this important work through your October benevolence giving. Offerings may be put in the offering plate, mailed to First Presbyterian Church (marked October Benevolence), or given online using Tithe.ly .


MOSCOW FOOD BANK

Now that fall is here, Moscow Food Bank is requesting "all things tomato," from tomato sauces and paste to diced. Located off the alley behind St. Mary's Catholic Church, the new addition has been open and serving people for more than a year. Come and see! Beside better storage, it offers ground level access!! No more steps or ramps!! Parking is available from North Howard or First streets. The old building at 110 N Polk is being renovated for needed food storage. [Please do not leave food on the porch where workers are busy] Food donations can be dropped off Tuesday through Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., when the Moscow Food Bank is open, or placed in the food box at our church for delivery.

 

Nationally / Internationally...

Disaster Relief

Through our denomination, we are able to assist with the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities nationally and worldwide.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event. PDA responds to natural disasters such as a typhoon, hurricane, flood, wildfire, and famine.  The agency also responds to humanitarian needs, including assisting refugees of the war in Ukraine.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts from congregations and individuals. To find out how you can assist in this important work, visit the PDA website https://pda.pcusa.org/

 

 


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