Next food packing at Food Outreach is Saturday October 4th at 8 am.

Want to know how you can make a difference in people’s lives in just a few short hours? Come join members of Faith Des Peres at Food Outreach on Saturday morning October 4th. There we will pack food into individual meals that will be given to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and cancer who are living at or below 400% of the poverty level. We start at 8am, and are done before 11 am – often by 10 am.  If there is interest, sometimes we go out for breakfast afterwards. Food Outreach requests that volunteers be 11 years old and in 5th grade. We need to have at least 10 individuals and they strongly prefer 15 – so know that we NEED YOUR HELP. Please sign by emailing Elizabeth Pribor at

2014 CROP Walk

The 2014 CROP walk is almost here. This year’s walk will be on Sunday October 12. Registration begins at 12:30 and the walk begins at 1:30 pm.  For the last several years we at FDP have participated with multiple congregations and denominations across the St Louis area in an annual CROP Hunger walk. Individuals walk and can donate money that goes to relief organizations that address hunger. 25% of the money raised stays in the St Louis area. Last year the St Louis area CROP Walk raised over $32,000.  Church World Service sponsors over 1,400 walks that include about 145,000 walkers. There is a one mile and 3 mile walk you can participate in. We hope you will join us. For more information contact Erica Ebbett at, or sign up on the sign up sheet in the gathering space.

One Great Hour of Sharing

Miss the One Great Hour of Sharing last spring? We purposely held off on this additional collection last spring as so many activities were happening at Faith Des Peres at that time. We will take up our special contribution to OGHS on World Communion Sunday, October 5, 2014. Look in your church bulletins for the next several weeks for information about the numerous and important ways your special contribution helps people in need. Consider prayerfully what your contribution can be this year. You may make a contribution to OGHS anytime between now and October 5th. Make the check out to Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church and put OGHS in the memo line. If you prefer to contribute cash please put it in an envelope and write OGHS on the outside.  Online donations can be made here; use the Special Projects fund.