Mission


Mission is a passion of First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall. As you explore our church, we think you will see signs of mission everywhere.  You can see the role of mission in our roots, including our role in the founding of Helping Hands. You can see the importance we place on mission in our current activities and in our future, as we continue to look for ways to share God’s love and improve our local and global community.

 

Look at the list of our mission activities and you will find opportunities for every age and a wide range of skills and interests. You will also find they all share at least one thing in common. They all provide an opportunity to Feel the Love and Be the Love.

 

Mission Opportunities

  

THE BRIDGE:

On the second Friday of each month, volunteers meet at The Bridge (a large homeless shelter in downtown Dallas) to assist in serving breakfast from 7:30-8:30a.m. For more information, contact Andrea Vanderpool at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or James Tunnell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

HELPING HANDS:

Rockwall’s Helping Hands Food Bank was started by a former pastor of this church in 1976.  Members of the congregation help stock the Food Pantry weekly, and our church buys $500 worth of groceries for the pantry each month and collects cereal and other food items.

 

SUMMER MISSION CAMP:

A week-long summer mission experience for children, ages Kindergarten to 6th grade.  Participants learn the value of mission by going out into the community and performing service work such as assisting with Meals on Wheels, performing concerts at retirement communities, working at animal rescue organizations and much more.

 

DISASTER ASSISTANCE:

The consequences of natural disasters tug at the heart strings of everyone, but knowing the best way to help can be difficult. Our church collects relief money to support the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program, which specializes in the long-term recovery of communities affected by crises such as flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes and more. By supporting the experts in this program, we can be sure our donations are directed to the greatest needs and used in the most efficient manner.

 

YOUTH MISSION TRIP:

Each summer our youth group and adult volunteers spend a week working in and serving communities in need. Recent trips include helping with hurricane recovery efforts in Port Neches, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana, rebuilding in Bastrop, Texas, in the wake of extensive wildfires, and working at The Bridge in Dallas. These trips are wonderful examples of how mission service blesses not only the people being helped, but also the ones doing the helping.

 

PRESBYTERIAN CHILDREN'S HOMES AND SERVICES:

Our congregation supports PCHAS, which seeks to provide children in need with hope for a better future. The organization provides children and their families with educational support, spiritual guidance and specialized counseling.

 

BLOOD DRIVE:

Our congregation has held blood drives at the church, in conjunction with Carter Blood Care, each October.   When the need is critical, we have added another drive in the spring.

 

ONE MAN'S TREASURE:

This ministry provides gently-used and new clothing and shoes to men released from prison in the Dallas area.  Our volunteers hem pants, iron shirts, measure and hang pants and shirts as well as assist with fundraising events.  Clothing, coat and shoe drives are held periodically.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FAMILY 2 FAMILY DINNER:

In November each year, a dinner is held in which Boys and Girls Club families can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with volunteers from the community.  The youth group at FPC serves meals and helps with cleanup while other church members provide food for the meal.  The purchase of a meal ticket by an attendee provides a meal for one of the client families.  For more information on this annual event, watch the website www.begreatnext.org.

 

MANY ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

Throughout the year, our congregation benefits from many other mission events and programs. From special food and clothing drives, to hosting mission-based speakers from around the world, you’ll never be short on opportunities to do a little or a lot to make the world a better place and share God’s love.

 

Some of our Past Mission Ministries


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
MATS FOR THE HOMELESS:  
Sleeping on cardboard may be a step up from sleeping on the ground, but not by much. “A Place to Lay Their Heads” is an effort to help provide the homeless a sleeping mat made from weaving plastic shopping bags. These mats provide a cleaner, more comfortable, more portable and moisture resistant place to sleep.




HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:
Members of our church have been blessed to be able to work on Rockwall’s Habitat for Humanity homes in years past, putting their sometimes substantial (and often-times not) construction skills to work side-by-side with the families that will inhabit these homes.   Keep watching for opportunities to assist.
 

 

Schedule

Rockwall ChurchSunday Worship - 11:00 AM
Sunday School - 9:45 AM
Fellowship - 10:30 AM

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Contact Information

Rockwall ChurchFirst Presbyterian Church
of Rockwall
602 White Hills Dr.
Rockwall, TX 75087

Correspondence:
P.O. Box 692
Rockwall, TX 75087-0692
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