Helping Hands

Our Women's Ministry at Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church is aptly named "Helping Hands", for that is who we are... the helping hands of the Church

We are committed to equipping and connecting all women so that we might encourage each other in our walk with Christ.

We enjoy a pot luck lunch followed by a program and business meeting. Some of our activities include bake sales to raise funds for different church projects, knitting and crocheting hats for the homeless, collecting different foods each month to be donated to the Memphis Food Bank, supporting missionaries, Christmas gifts for the shut-ins, and offering our help wherever needed. The journey of faith is easier and a lot more fun when it is shared with other women. We would love for you to join us in our Christian walk.

 

2016-2017 Leadership

President: Cathy Luckett

Vice-President: Karen Campbell

Secretary: Cornelia Swain

Treasurer: Connie Gilbert

Sunshine: Rita Ellis

Latest from Helping Hands

  • Final call for knitted caps

    Helping Hands have been collecting knitted / crocheted caps and store-bought gloves to donate to the Carpenter’s House which serves people suffering from homelessness in the downtown Memphis area. The deadline for hats to be turned in is Tuesday January 17th. Donation boxes are in the hallways in the church click here to read this post in full.

  • Dress for Success Helping Hands October project

    Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
    Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 21 countries and has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
    Helping Hands are supporting “Dress for Success” by collecting gently-used items of women’s clothing during the month of October.  If you have an item to donate, please place it on the coatrack in Joy Classroom.

    Find out more about Dress for Success at www.dressforsuccess.org/

     

    Donations being sought are: new or nearly-new suits; other business-appropriate apparel; shoes; or even accessories like handbags and unused cosmetics or jewelry. 

     

  • Provisions For Restoration: Helping Hands September Project

    Restore Corp is a Tennessee-based, interdenominational, Gospel-centered team, that exists to eradicate human trafficking by empowering survivors, equipping communities, and seeking justice through systemic change.  Their vision is to see a slave-free community through the rehabilitation and empowerment of survivors and a community galvanized against human trafficking.

    Traffickers approach young girls (and sometimes young boys) in places such as gas stations, malls, parks, etc.  They offer to buy them food and clothes in order to hook them by gaining trust and fostering dependence.  The victims are enslaved and forced into sex labor for the financial gain of the traffickers.  The children are frequently subject to various forms of physical and emotional abuse, including being chained, starved, and tortured into submission.  

    Girls as young as 9 years old have been found being trafficked in the Memphis area.  Most are younger than 17.  The horror that these young victims endure is unimaginable.  

    Restore Corps have a safe house in the Memphis area to accommodate and care for persons who have escaped or been liberated from trafficking. Some victims have been wearing very skimpy and uncomfortable clothing for a long time, and their bodies have not been cared for.

    Helping Hands is sponsoring Restore Corps for the month of September by donating 25 supply bags to be given to these victims.  These victims need a new life filled with the love of God, as shown to us by Jesus. Please help us help them! We humbly ask for your help to fill the bags by donating the following items:

    • Toiletries
    • Razors    
    • Socks    
    • Moisturizer/body lotion    
    • Lipsticks    
    • Nail polish    
    • Combs & brushes     
    • T-shirts  
    • Stretchy pants  
    • Flip flops (Dollar store)
    • Light blankets  
    • Small Bibles

    Boxes will be in the hallways every Sunday through September. In addition to your gifts we invite you to pray for the victims, their liberators and their traffickers, that there will be freedom, justice and restoration.

    (Find out more about Restore Corps and Human Trafficking at www.restorecorps.org The TN Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-855-55-TNHTH)

  • Helping Hands Meets Tomorrow

    Helping Hands meet tomorrow (Tuesday 16th) at 11:30 for their August meeting. All women are invited and welcome to join them for a pot luck lunch and meeting. Last month the Helping Hands: mailed out 14 get well, sympathy & “hello” cards. collected and donated 60lbs/66 its were to the click here to read this post in full.