Life can be unpredictable and difficult; at one point or another, we all need extra support. One way First Pres provides that support is through our Deacon Fund. This fund offers confidential care for members, friends, and our local neighbors in times of crisis and great need.
- One-time, emergency financial assistance covering housing, medical, and dental expenses. In 2022, over 15 families had emergency housing paid for to bridge the gap until permanent housing was found.
- Counseling Scholarships for those unable to fully pay for services at Berkeley Christian Counselors. This year over 50 clients have been supported.
- Bereavement ministry which includes memorial service and reception expenses. This is one way we care for the families of our beloved congregants who have passed away.
- Special projects that extend compassion to our First Pres family like groceries and medicine deliveries to sheltering-in-place congregants.
In past years, generous giving to the Deacon Fund covered what was needed. Care needs now triple the amount of funds coming in. Help sustain this life-giving ministry by making a special contribution today.
To give, click the button below and select Deacon Fund.