VBS 2015

We had a great time this year at FPC’s Vacation Bible School.  Over 120 kids enjoyed games, crafts, Bible stories and of course – snacks!  Here are some photos of the fun.

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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic – June 2015

In June a team of volunteers from FPC and Cheraw Presbyterian Church traveled to the village of Sabana Larga in Dajabon, Dominican Republic.  The purpose was to install a system to clean raw water and make it drinkable and to teach the village about using clean water.  The cleaning system and educational material were obtained from Living Waters for the World.

Here are some photos of the trip.

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Habitat Work Day May 12th, 2015

We are making great progress on fixing the home at 1409 Heatley Rd.  The projected homeowner, Dee, several family members, and friends along with volunteers from FPC worked on Tuesday morning.  We painted, installed a sink, installed shoe molding and repaired two handrails.  Here are some photos of the workers.

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Dick needs more power tools.

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Dee’s stepdad helped with the painting.

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Dave installed shoe molding.

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Dee’s sister, Mo, is becoming an accomplished painter.

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Dee’s friend, Betty, painted the trim on the porch.

Not shown is Lawrence Hope.  He was under the counter installing a sink.

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Progress on Habitat Home Work

The FPC Habitat Team is making great progress on rehabing the home at 1409 Heatley Rd.  We have had lots of help from the staff at Sonoco Product Credit Union and from the friends and family of the projected home owner.  Here are some photos of the progress.

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The team has been installing laminate floors in the bedrooms.

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The team plumber has the new toilet and vanity ready to go in the master bath. Note the new tile installed by our team’s tile expert.

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The ceiling in the family room gets a fresh coat of paint.

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This is Dee, the projected home owner, painting in the hall bath.

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A volunteer from SPCCU paints the bathroom.

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This is the new shower in the master bathroom.

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3-3-15 Work at Habitat Home

QUESTION:

How many Presbyterians does it take to change a door?  The answer is six (6) plus one friend.  The Habitat team worked today (3/3/15) to change out the rear sliding glass door at the Habitat home we are renovating.  It took six + one of us to remove the old door and install a new double door.  After a few hours of scratching our heads, we got it done!  A big thanks is due the following:

Dick Porter, Lawrence Hope, Andrew Isola, Dave Roseveare, David Crook and and Brad Brown.

Here is a photo of the “finished” job.

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Submitted by Jay Davis.

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Habitat for Humanity Work

Here are some photos from Day 1 of FPC’s efforts to rehab a house for Habitat.  It was a great day.  A large number of the friends and family of the proposed home owner came out to help the FPC volunteers.  The team did yard work, replaced rotten boards and removed wornout carpets and demolition work in the bathrooms.  Here are some photos of the work.

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Mission to Thornwell Children Home Feb. 2015

The Mission Committee of FPC recently visited The Thornwell Children Home in Clinton SC to help the maintenance crew there.  The Committee took on the task of fixing a greenhouse.  The kids use it to grow seedlings for their annual plant sale in the spring.  Here are some photos of the work.

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This is how they found it. The panels didn’t let in much light.

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Sure is dark in there.

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Dick and Lou look at how the door is going to be reused.

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Dr Dan helps clean the metal support ribs.

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Dick is working so hard that he doesn’t have time to fix his hat!

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Phil and Andy make the final measurements on the new panels.

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Lou puts the metal rib in place.

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The new panels look great!

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