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 Mission 

Click on the above links for more information on the Missions that we currently support!

FREE MEAL TUESDAY

Because of the high rate of unemployment in our county in 2009, First Presbyterian Church decided to serve a "Free Meal" to anyone in the community who had a need. Every Tuesday since March 2009, our church has served free meals to anywhere from 35 to 102 people. We average 68 people per week. Eight teams of workers, each with its own menu, serves once every eight weeks. Meals are served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Funds for the meals have been donated by church members over and above their annual contributions to our operating expenses. Team members also contribute food items each week.

SANCTUARY OF WILLIAMS COUNTY

The Sanctuary of Williams County is a local Christian mission to homeless people in our area. Why are there homeless people in this area? Families and individuals find themselves homeless due to marital separations, loss of income, eviction, fires and floods. The vast majority of individuals are served because of a domestic crisis.

While housed at the Sanctuary individuals are required to:

1) keep apartments clean

2) observe Christ's moral standards (no drugs, alcohol, pornography, fighting, cursing)

3) complete 5 job applications daily until work is secured

4) attend a Sunday worship service unless working.

Individuals are assisted in making a budget to save enough money for an apartment/house rental. There is no limit to the time individuals/families can stay but the goal is less than 45 days.The Sanctuary continues to reach capacity on a regular basis. For example, in 2007 alone the Sanctuary provided housing for 147 individuals constituting 109 family units. The average stay was 33.3 nights. The Sanctuary spent $13.33 per individual/night but there is no charge to those served. Concerned Christians, churches, companies, and the United Way meet the budget.This mission provides food, medical help, guidance, safe housing, and used furniture along with a practical demonstration of the love of God.

First Presbyterian Church of Bryan supports this local Christian mission financially and by collecting sheets, pillows, blankets, toiletry supplies and personal hygiene products for the residents.

COMPASSION MEDICAL CLINIC OF WILLIAMS COUNTY

Compassion Medical Clinic of Williams County, Inc. was established in 2006 with the goal to help the 4,000 individuals in Williams County who lack insurance and thus, access to affordable medical care. There are 20 physicians who have volunteered along with numerous other medical professionals and caring individuals in the community. The clinic sees over 900 patients per year and fills over 2000 prescriptions a year.

Numerous services are offered other than just visits with a doctor. Clients are assisted with Prescription Assistance Programs, and have access to social workers, area pastors and counselors. A pharmacy is on the premises for non-narcotic prescriptions.

The clinic is located at: 614 East Edgerton Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506

Appointments can be made by calling 419-636-0313

OUTREACH OF BRYAN
Since 1970 Outreach has provided food to the needy of Williams County. First Presbyterian has collected non-perishable food and monetary donations for Outreach for 41 years. Monetary donations may be directed to Outreach through the church office. April and October are our designated months to actively fill their pantry, and we communicate any special needs to the congregation during these months. In 2011 there were 693 telephone calls with 1243 bags of groceries given to the community for those in need. Outreach may be contacted directly at 419-636-4717.

    First Presbyterian Church

    506 Oxford Dr.

    Bryan, OH 43506

    Email: bryanpres@firstpresbryan.org