YELLOW PEW ENVELOPES:  Envelopes are provided in church pews for donations toward Deacons General/Funeral Fund and Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen.

Deacons General Fund:  goes towards the purchase of communion cups, oil for candles, Advent candles, flowers for home-bound members (Christmas and Easter), printed support materials for members:  These Days devotional, Care Notes (various topics), greeting cards and postage for members; CD players for home-bound members.

Deacons Funeral Fund:  goes toward any funeral luncheon expenses that are not reimbursed by the family.

Donations to the Deacons General Fund and/or Funeral Fund should be made payable to “Fairplain Presbyterian Church”, designate on the memo line of the check which fund the monies should go to.

Food Pantry:  These designated funds are used to purchase products to restock our Food Pantry from the local Gleaners Food Bank or by taking advantage of good sales at local retail grocer. Food bags are packed for our weekly Thursday food bag distribution through the local United Way 211 Help line and for food bags that our congregation deliver on the third Sunday of each month.

Soup Kitchen:  These designated funds are used to purchase the needed main course, side dishes and deserts for our once-a-month lunch we prepare and service at the Soup Kitchen in Benton Harbor.

Donations to the Food Pantry and/or Soup Kitchen should be made payable to the “Community Food Pantry” at Fairplain Presbyterian Church.


The Deacons will be ordering poinsettias for Advent again this year.  Sawyer Garden is our supplier and their deadline to phone in our order is Monday, November 14.

Please complete the order by using the form below by clicking on the link, or the form that will be included in bulletins for the next 3 weeks or in the November newsletter.  The deadline to place orders is Sunday, November 13.

Make your check payable to the Board of Deacons and drop off at the church office, mail, or drop in the offering plate in the narthex on Sunday morning.