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 Re-
Member website to learn more about the Pine Ridge
Reservation in South Dakota.
Want to go some place warm this winter?
FPC members have been offered a unique opportunity.
Diane Nesselhuf has spent extensive time in Guatemala
starting a mission called Sharing the Dream
(sharingthedream.org) devoted to providing a living wage to
low-income artisans. She leads trips to Guatemala and has
offered to take an FPC group this winter. The trip, with
tentative dates of January 25-February 3, will provide
tourist opportunities in locations such as Lake Atitlan and
Antigua but also include service and learning components.
Spaces are limited and the offer to take FPC members is
available only for a short time. If interested, please contact
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Construction of Collegio Davenport - serving nine villages in
the Jutiapa region of Guatemala. Named In recognition of the
financial, moral, and spiritual support from First Presbyterian
Seeing people with new eyes
Touching the world with new hearts
Building community with new commitments
Engaging lives in ways that change our own.
Visit the church’s Facebook page to see all of the 2014
mission trip pictures.