Local Missions

Sharing the heart of Christ with the heart of the city

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 200 backpacks are being packed weekly.  

 

Faith Family Hospitality

For one week, once a quarter, our church partners with Peak Community Church 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 is the host site for Night Lights—an annual event on December 1 that raises funds to provide services to abused, neglected and at-risk children in Larimer County. We also host Bikes for Tykes that offers bicycles and helmets free of charge to abused or at-risk children. There are opportunities to volunteer for either of these events or others that RFC hosts throughout the year.  

Habitat for Humanity

Periodically we gather with other churches to build a house for a family identified by Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers come together to eventually reach the goal of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness in Northern Colorado.

 

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.

flood reliefFlood and Fire Recovery

Congregation members and friends have gathered to participate in recovery and rebuilding efforts after the recent flood and fires.

 

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