local missions of First Presbyterian Church
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” Matthew 25:45
Believing that a vital congregation is one that reaches beyond the walls of the church, the Mission Committee works with partners to provide opportunities for members of the congregation to build relationships with local neighborhoods in Stockton and the wider community beyond our city.
We are asked to follow Jesus and serve his people. There are many ways we strive to serve our local community. Our local mission efforts have varied over the years as needs have changed.
With our partners Restore (a non-profit) and Gravity (a new worshipping community) we maintain the Food Pantry and the Robes of Righteousness (a clothing and household resource) and support various youth programs.
To provide shelter we are active participants with Family Promise of San Joaquin. Monthly offerings are delivered to the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, Stockton Emergency Food Bank and the Gospel Rescue Center.
Using the resources of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) we have worked with the Office of Violence Prevention and Cleveland School Remembers to promote a safer, healthy community and prevent gun violence.
Our facilities have often been used for public meetings and forums involving our community.
To learn more about the work being done by the Mission Committee and how you can get involved, listen to this YouTube message by Elder Kathy White.