The mission of First Pres begins in this community and spreads throughout the world. We are to use our resources to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone we can reach.
Volunteers assist with the Back to School Clothing Distribution, the Winter Coat Distribution and the Prom Dress Event.
We collect new winter coats, new and gently used jeans for men, socks and underwear, and monetary donations for “Soles for Souls’ – steel toed work boots and shoes.
Help prepare food and host annual Christmas Party and summer Picnic for CU staff and volunteers.
Volunteers work with clients to enter information into the computer database, obtain needed signatures, and bag and distribute food items on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 12:30-3PM, in the lower level of First Methodist Church.
Mission Trips - National
A week long mission trip open to any member or friend of First Presbyterian Church. We will travel to areas in the United States to help those in need due to poverty, storms, floods, and other natural disasters. Typically, this work involves some type of home repair/construction but can also include vacation Bible schools for the children of the church where we stay. (Teens must have started 9th grade to participate.)
Mission Trips - Local
There are also times when we will organize groups to work at sites close to home in our city.
Teams of two cultivate relationships in the church neighborhood through monthly visits to area homes. Help extend friendship, care and compassion in the name of Christ.
Making Music and Toddler Playgroups are programs for preschool aged children. Both programs meet weekly utilizing the church facilities. Help provide assistance to children and parents, pass out snacks, hand sanitizer, and water during snack time. Not meeting at this time due to Covid.
Background check required.
*(At this time, nothing is scheduled, due to COVID.)
Volunteers assist with final food preparation, serve, and clean up a meal for the parents, children, and E.C.C. Staff involved in the Parent Coalition. 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Fellowship Hall.
Volunteer to assist at the annual Winter Celebration in December and Day of the Child event in May.
Assist with Second Mile’s annual summer Health Fair by assisting various health screenings, running games, and serving food. First Pres also provides Health Kits containing: soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries. Leave for Second Mile Center in Detroit, 8:30 AM, return to First Pres, 8:30 PM. Assist with the annual weekend field trip when 14 children who participate in Second Mile Center programs visit our church. Assist with meals, field trips, etc. and/or give monetary and food donations. Our guests stay at our Retreat Center from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Donations of paper products for use at Second Mile Center are also collected that weekend.
Sew ‘n Sews
- Sew-N-Sews meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 9:30 – Noon, September thru May, to create items for various mission interests. Current projects include: baby quilts and capes for area agencies and health centers; walker tote bags for church members, area care facilities, kidney dialysis clients and Mary Free Bed patients; preemie and newborn gowns for CS Mott Children’s Hospital.
We also have “Sew-N-Sew 2 Go” for those who have Thursday conflicts. Projects are taken home and returned when finished.
All ability levels are welcome.
This group meets the third Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army to prepare and serve lunch to those in need. Meal preparation begins at 9:00AM. Food is served 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Christmas/Easter/ Thanksgiving Baskets
Assist our Deacons in collection of food and other items 3 times a year. Help distribute baskets of food and needed supplies to those in need in our community.
These organizations receive ongoing financial support from our church.