Local Mission

 
The members of First Presbyterian Church are involved in many local ministries, including:
 
The Pantry: Summer Serve Emphasis
Sign-up to serve food to those in need in our community here:
 
 
Our Local Schools
We are Partners in Education primarily with Eastside and secondarily with Burnett Elementary Schools. This means that we support their efforts in providing great education to the kids at their schools. Examples of ways we work together include: Providing proctors for exams, knitting winter hats for new students, career day, teacher appreciation events, small group projects eg. painting bus lane curbs. The schools are also invited to attend events at our church e.g. our Family Christmas Party and Eastside has sent their Dance Team to perform at our church on two occasions.
 
Douglas County Shelter for the Homeless:
This is a transitional shelter that helps women and their kids to become stable and self-sufficient. The shelter was established, and the original house donated by First Presbyterian Church in 1985. It is now an ecumenical ministry and we encourage small groups to share a meal with residents or inquire about construction projects which are needed on a regular basis.
 
First Sundays:
 We frequently have a monthly missions emphasis where we highlight the need of a local missions partner in our community . Worshipers are invited to donate items e.g. non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby and adult diapers, household goods, etc. which are placed in our collection tubs in missions hall.
 
The Gift Of Love:
This organization provides for the needs of low income children. Seasonally, the church collects donations of school supplies, school clothes, winter coats, etc.
 
The Good Samaritan Center:
A cooperative church ministry established in 1983 to meet spiritual and material needs in Douglas County. The center provides food, assistance with utility bills, and prescription medication. Those in need can also receive help with gas, food and occasionally motel accommodations if resources allow.
 
Loving Hands Ministry:
Donations of clothing and furniture are given to needy families in Douglas County.
 
Pregnancy Resource Center:
This ministry offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, pregnancy counseling and maternity clothing to women in crisis pregnancy situations. Also offered are baby diapers, clothing, equipment and furniture.
 
Faith In Action: 
A local ecumenical ministry which collects furniture and appliances at their warehouse and delivers them to those in need. They also coordinate Operation Christmas in partnership with community churches which provides Christmas gifts to 11,000+ needy kids in Douglas County.
 
The Share House: 
This is a local refuge for women and their kids who are victims of domestic violence. We support them in different ways including food drives for residents and small group service projects.