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Habitat for Humanity
In 1987, FPC Missoula member Marjorie Burgan read a book called “No More Shacks” by Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity. This inspired Marjorie to begin work on starting a chapter of Habitat in Missoula.
In Jan 1990, the first Habitat Missoula meeting was held in the Fellowship Hall, with 40 people attending. FPC Missoula provided a $400 grant. In Feb 1991, Habitat became affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International, and in May 1991 ground was broken on the first Habitat House in Missoula.
In 2013 Habitat Missoula built its 46th home in Missoula. We participate in the Good Neighbor Builds and provide lunch for the workers during the Women’s Build.
Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network is a network of Missoula area congregations providing shelter and meals in their churches on a rotating, weekly basis. During the day the children attend school while the adults go to work or to the Family Promise Day Center, where job search assistance is available.
In 2012, FPC Missoula became a host congregation with Missoula Family Promise. One week per quarter we open our doors and our hearts to provide shelter and meals to homeless families who are participating in this program.
Serving the Missoula Community
Clark Fork River Cleanup
We participate as a congregation and with friends at the annual Clark Fork River Cleanup.
Montana FoodBank Network
Families and individuals of all ages come out to help sort food on our Mission Days. We also coordinate our food drive for Montana FoodBank with other faith communities.
Ronald McDonald House
We provide meals periodically at the Ronald McDonald House.
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MIC, the result of FPC member Casey Dunning’s thesis for his Masters in Social Work, is a collaboration of faith communities (e.g., churches and synagogues) and local organizations (e.g., human service agencies, service coalitions and businesses and government offices) working together to serve human needs and address community challenges.
MIC partners with the Missoula Food Bank to conduct local food drives. FPC Missoula conducts our congregational/community food drive in October in conjunction with our annual Fall Mission Day.