As the body of Christ, First Presbyterian Church’s mission
programs seek to reach out to the community and to the
world to care for those in need.
The Deacons’ Mission Connection facilitates the
congregation’s ability to witness to and carry out the
compassionate love of Christ by sharing time, talent, and
resources with people beyond the local community.  
Mission Connection coordinates trips to Guatemala and
supports the host organization throughout the year.  
Equally important are national mission trips which develop
long-term relationships with communities in the United
States, i.e. trips to hurricane-damaged Mississippi towns,
flood-devastated Iowa towns, and the Lakota Native
American Reservation in South Dakota. Visit the
 website to learn more about the Pine Ridge
Reservation in South Dakota.
Re-Member Mission Trip 2015
Our 2015 Mission Trip was to the Oglala Lakota
Reservation in South Dakota. Pictures coming soon!
heart of the city
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Collegio Davenport - serving nine villages in the Jutiapa regio
Youth Re-Member Mission Trip at the  Lakota Native Amer
First  Presbyterian Church heart of the city
We Believe
Mission  Activities                      of First Presbyterian
Guatemala Mission

Seeing people with new eyes
Touching the world with new hearts
Building community with new commitments
Engaging lives in ways that change our own.

Mission Trip 2014
Eleven people from FPC headed to Washington, Illinois, July
10-12, to help with clean-up from the tornado that
devastated the town on November 17, 2013. Once there, we
met multiple other groups from churches across the United
States who also came to help. Our group worked on raking
debris out of a park to prepare it for sod and new playground
equipment, took down dead trees, and cleaned up yards all
over the city. Along the way we met an incredible and
resilient group of people from Washington who never
hesitated to shake our hands, hug us and thank us for being
there. We heard stories from people who’d been caught in
the middle of the twister, and stories from people who were
the first responders to the devastation. It was an amazing
few days spent with an amazing group of people, and we are
grateful to everyone at First Presbyterian who supported us
and prayed for us during our trip. Thank you!
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Visit the church’s Facebook page to see all of the 2014
mission trip pictures.