Local Missions

We reach out to our community with our time, talents, and treasure as one body of Christ. Be a part of our congregation's efforts as we befriend the homeless, partner with schools, engage in disaster relief, host local events, and reach out to other areas of need. 

 

Opportunities to serve together

McBackpack

This is a gathering at First Presbyterian of community members who pack a weekend’s worth of food every Thursday for students in the PSD school system whose teachers have identified a need.  Over 400 backpacks are being packed weekly.  

 

 

Faith Family Hospitality

For one week, three times each year, our church partners with other Fort Collins churches to provide meals, overnight stays, and build relationships with a handful of homeless families in Fort Collins. This is part of a multi-church effort here in Fort Collins showing support to those who are homeless, and eventually working to prepare families for permanent housing and stability.

Realities for ChildrenRealities For Children

The church supports Realities For Children year-round in helping to provide for the unmet needs of youth in Northern Colorado that have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.  Providing Youth activities, Bikes For Tykes, Item distributions such as school supplies, toys, warm clothing, and hygiene items as well as Emergency Services and funding when no other resources are available.

The church is also the host site for NightLights, a community event on December 1, featuring over 30 youth organizations and raising awareness and emergency funding for children in need locally. We support the Realities For Children vision to "Inspire Change" so that no child in need is forgotten.   

Habitat for Humanity

We have supported numerous Habitat families locally by working with them toward their goal of buying a new home at an affordable cost. We send teams of volunteers to the current construction site and have hosted our own fundraisers that include contributions from people of all ages. We support Habitat’s mission to share God’s love by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 

 

Project Self-Sufficiency

During the Easter and Christmas seasons, members collect and create food baskets for single-parent families who are striving to improve their prospects through Project Self-Sufficiency. Other opportunities to serve are available.

Laurel Elementary School

Members from the congregation partner with teachers in caring for Laurel’s students, many of whom receive free and reduced lunches. Volunteer opportunities range from reading books to organizing a class party.

 

Other agencies we support

  • Catholic Charities 
  • Crossroads Safehouse
  • Food Bank of Larimer County
  • Fort Collins Church Network
  • Fort Collins Interfaith Council
  • Highlands Presbyterian Camp
  • The Alpha Center
  • Young Life
       
Missions Booklet Link