Mission & Service

mission

  • Mission Council of First Presbyterian Church seeks to support those who need assistance in several ways. Presbyterian Unified Giving supports our local Lake Michigan Presbytery, Synod of the Covenant and General Assembly.
  • Faith in Action International is a farming program in Haiti that assists local farmers in the most productive farming methods.
  • Local Mission includes several agencies and programs. Muskegon Cooperating Churches, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and Hope Project USA a rehabilitation program for girls who have been trafficked. Love in the Name of Christ supports several local food and bedding pantries and provides a personal finance budgeting class. Community enCompass provides free laundry services and showers through their Sacred Suds facility, an urban community garden for city residents to grow healthy food, Bethany Housing a restoration housing for low income families, and an after school youth center and summer youth program. Mission for Area People has a healthy food pantry, Supper House serving supper five nights per week, assistance with Medical Prescriptions and Pathfinders an after school youth program.
  • Disaster assistance for our country and throughout the world is available through our emergency Discretionary Fund.
  • Church World Service projects include the CROP Walk for Hunger and CWS Blanket Sunday.
  • Our Hunger Committee, subcommittee of our Mission Council, works closely with Bread for the World, a Christian grass roots advocacy organization for those who face hunger in our country and throughout the world. Our Centsability Offering, Presbyterian Hunger Program, is received monthly and provides support for Supper House serving supper five nights per week, Feeding America Food Trucks twice a year and Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Congregational Church.
  • First Presbyterian Church provides volunteers on a regular basis to Supper House, the Feeding America Truck and the Saturday Breakfast as well as other agencies and programs.  
  • Brown Bag Sunday provides a large food and personal care item collection for the Mission for Area People pantry and food and personal care items are collected and delivered on a rotating basis to four local agencies. Christmas Gifts of clothing for adults and children and delivered to the Mission for area People Supper House in December.
  • Mission trips taken include volunteers traveling to Washington D.C., Nicaragua and the Heifer Headquarters in Arkansas.  
  • First Presbyterian Church built one Habitat for Humanity House in1996 and two houses in 1998 with three other churches.
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