Local Missions

Sewing for Mission

The sewing ladies spend one day every month creating quilts for our graduating seniors, book bags for the preschool children, hygiene bags for the homeless and numerous other projects. In addition to sewing, help is needed with cutting, ironing, and tying quilts. We have plenty of machines for use, or you are welcome to bring your own. Pack a lunch if you plan to stay all day. Sewing for Mission is a fun way to serve!

Habitat for Humanity

First Presbyterian Church is pleased to be among the founders of Habitat for Humanity in the city of Grand Island. Our congregation participates by assembling volunteer work teams, providing meals for workers, purchasing household items for new homeowners and promoting the program. Every December, the children of the church decorate sugar cookies for the annual Cookie Walk fundraiser.

Project Hunger

Our church participates in several Project Hunger programs. A cooking team prepares and serves a Sunday evening meal for 150 at the Grand Island Salvation Army on a regular basis. We also collect items monthly for the Food For Thought backpack program, provide holiday meal baskets to families in need, help with the Easter Basket Extravaganza and compete in the Canned Food Sculpture Contest at the Hall County Fair.

Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Our congregation works together with Trinity United Methodist to host the distribution of food monthly on second Saturdays. The food is provided by Food Bank for the Heartland. We help unload a semi-truckload of food, which is made available to needy families in Grand Island. Volunteers are always welcome, 8 AM-2 PM. Check with the church office for information about this opportunity.

Serving at the Salvation Army

Our congregation works together & serves at the Salvation Army twice a year