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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 July

For the month of July, the Deacons have chosen Weekend Food for Kids to receive the Benevolence offering. The mission of Weekend Food for Kids (WFFK) is to supplement the Moscow School District's free summertime lunch program, by providing food for the weekends during the summer to children living in food-insecure circumstances. Volunteers pack bags with mostly nonperishable food items that are easy for a child to prepare with minimal or no adult help. Each bag contains a variety of food and beverages for breakfast, lunches, dinners, and snacks, and at least two kinds of fresh produce. The WFFK program depends entirely on the generosity of donors and volunteers and receives not only monetary donations, but also donated food items. Dedicated volunteers perform all the necessary tasks to make the food distribution possible, such as shopping, packing, and distributing bags. St. Mark's Episcopal and the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse spearhead the WFFK program. Thank you for helping with this important work through your July benevolence giving. Offerings may be put in the offering plate, mailed to First Presbyterian Church (marked July Benevolence), or given online using Tithe.ly .

 

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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