2016 Christmas Eve Offering

WHPC is proud to partner with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS) and Colegio Cristiano Presbiteriano (CCP).  PCHAS and CCP have been chosen as the recipients of this year's Christmas Eve Offering.

PCHAS provides Christ-centered care and support for struggling children and families through adoption, single parenting programs, child and family programs and foster care.  Your gift will help build and furnish a Family Room to be sued for therapeutic interventions.

CCP serves children in extreme poverty in Barrio hialeah, Managua, Nicaragua, providing education for pre-K through 10th grade.  In 2017 an 11th grade class will be added - the highest grade in Nicaraguan schools.  Your gift will help keep these children safe by completing a security wall at the school.

Your gift to the 2016 Christmas Eve Offering will be life-changing for children and families right here in the Austin area and across the world.

OCC Kick-off, Sunday October 30

Sunday, October 30 is the kick-off for Operation Christmas Child.  OCC give us a unique opportunity to share hope and love with children around the world through a simple shoe-box filled with school supplies, hygiene items, toys, books and notes of encouragement.

Empty shoe-boxes will be available to pick up after both worship services on October 30.

The final collection day for filled boxes is Sunday, November 20.

Learn more about what to pack, and how to pack, your shoe-boxes here.

Community First! Update

So much is going on at Community First! Village.

Since June, we have moved 26 new friends off the streets into micro-homes and we will continue to move 2-3 people in each week.  We continue to monitor the list for move-in dates and will notify you as soon as a home has been selected.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process. 

This fall will be very busy and you are always welcome to come out,  bring friends and shop in the newly opened Community Market stocked with Goodness Gear, amazing artwork, bottle openers, homemade soap and lip balm (from goat's milk). 

Please take a moment to watch our latest video:  Community First! A New Movement.  We are truly grateful for all you have done to help make this happen.

Donna Emery, Development Director
Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Here are some ways you can be involved at Community First! Village:

Community Table - our newest opportunity.  This is perfect for anyone looking for another way to contribute to building community at the Village.  Volunteers are needed to help build this critical new space.  Learn more about the Community Table here.

House Blessings - our favorite celebration of the week! Every Saturday at noon in the Community Kitchen area (near the windmill). Very casual and everyone is invited.  More details here.

House Essentials - help welcome our new neighbors by supplying their homes with basic essentials to help ease the stress of moving.  This is a great opportunity for groups. See the list of items and sign up here.