First Presbyterian Church of Polson
You can support the ministries of
First Presbyterian Church of Polson
in a number of ways
Members and friends can support the church by pledging to give a certain amount of financial support for the coming year. Making a pledge helps us plan for the future by giving us an idea of how much support we might have for our various ministries. However, we know that circumstances can change, and you can reduce or add to your annual contribution if necessary. Please consider giving as generously as you can during our annual pledge campaign. Pledge cards are mailed out annually and are available throughout the year.
Our church is assessed a set dollar amount for each active member. The per capita fee is paid separately from a member’s pledged contributions. “Per capita” is the tie that binds us to the work of the larger national church, which in turn benefits every congregation and Presbytery in a wide variety of ways. Please make a separate donation to help our church cover each year’s per capita cost.
Periodic or One-Time Gifts
Members and friends also can support the church by giving financial support outside the pledge process. These “non-pledge” contributions are an important source of support for our ministries.
Another way to support our work is by including a bequest in your will or by allocating retirement accounts, insurance policies, or savings accounts to our church.
How to Give
Check: You can pay by check made out to “First Presbyterian Church of Polson”.
Automatic Transfer: You also can arrange for the transfer of funds directly from your bank account to the church bank account. Please contact our treasurer to make arrangements.
There are a number of ways you can support the ministries of the First Presbyterian Church of Polson through volunteering your time and talents – both within our church and within the wider Polson community. Here is a partial list of groups and events that can use more helping hands.
Opportunities Within Our Church
Free monthly community dinner at the Polson church, second Friday of each month. Volunteer to help prepare a meal, serve, or clean up. Or volunteer to take the lead in preparing the meal. All are welcome.
Our garden, located on church grounds, grows healthy and tasty vegetables for the local food bank. Volunteer to “adopt” one of the garden plots during the summer to provide nourishing food for people in need in our community.
Polson High School Senior Graduation Luncheon
Each year in June, our church hosts a luncheon to honor the graduating seniors of Polson High School. Volunteer to help prepare the meal, serve, or clean up. Our seniors greatly appreciate this special way of celebrating their academic success.
Personal Care Bags
Made for Share the Spirit, Safe Harbor Lake House, & Wrapped in Hope, these personal care bags provide short-term necessaries for women and children seeking safe, secure environments on an emergency basis.
Children’s Learning Time
Adult volunteers are always needed to guide the children and youth of our church in Bible study and Christian learning during our weekly worship service.
Bible Day Camp
The Ecumenical Vacation Bible day camp for grades 1-6, organized by several local churches, takes place the third week of June each year at Glacier Camp and Conference Center on Flathead Lake. Volunteers are always needed to help organize and staff this wonderful opportunity to offer Christian education and outdoor recreation to youth in the Polson community.
Opportunities Within the Polson Community
Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry
The food bank provides food service for needy families in Lake County. Open Tuesday 2-6 PM and Friday 10 AM – 2 PM and located at 904 1st Street East, they are always looking for donations and more volunteers. Call 406-883-6864 for more information.
“Soups On” Weekly Luncheon
Every Wednesday and Thursday 11 AM – 1 PM, a free lunch is offered at the Journey Be Church, located at 101 7th Avenue West. They are always looking for individual volunteers, as well as organizations to sponsor one or more of the lunches. Call 406-883-5160 during luncheon hours for more information.