Our purpose as a church is to fulfill God's mission throughout the world. We are taught and commanded through the Scriptures to tell people about Jesus being sent into the world to save all who choose to believe in Him.
In our local community, our state, our nation and foreign countries, we work to proclaim the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ. We strive to imitate the way Jesus reached out to the people He encountered in His life through serving others. We do this by offering prayer and support to those called to specific ministries that share this Good News message.
We aspire to be generous with our gifts of prayer, service and funding to mission. We emphasize projects that use gifts effectively and that equip people to help themselves.
PROJECTS - LOCAL
Boy Scout Pack 5
This Pack, hosted and sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, is open to all boys in grades 1-5 and their families.
Cub Scouting promises fun activities and experiences designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service.
Meetings are held Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:00pm at the church.
Contact: Todd Young (Pack Committee)
740-654-7185 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy Scout Troup 5
This Troop, hosted and sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, is open to boys ages 11-18.
Boy Scouting seeks the overall development – physical, mental and spiritual – of boys through outdoor-focused activities.
Activities include fun outdoor experiences while learning valuable life skills. The Troop usually schedules one outdoor activity each month, often including camping. Other activities have included backpacking, canoeing, caving, swimming, archery, whitewater rafting and rappelling.
Meetings are held Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30pm at the church.
Todd Young (Scoutmaster), 740-654-7185
Matt Johnson (Committee Chair), 740-689-0096
CRU at Ohio University - Lancaster
A CRU group is active on the OU-L campus, with support from First Presbyterian Church. About 40 students are currently involved. CRU has expanded to three small Bible study groups and also meets as a large group for prayer, training and discussion once a month. There are weekly leadership meetings with student leaders, which focus on evangelism training, leadership development and discipleship.
In March a group of nine OU-L student leaders, along with 35 other students from our campuses in SE Ohio will be heading to an evangelism training conference in Florida, during spring break. They will have many opportunities to share Christ with spring breakers and will also be engaging in Hurricane Michael relief work.
Foundation Dinners is founded on the Gospel of Christ. It serves the needy of the community and gives opportunity to privileged people who care to express their concern in a meaningful way.
Every day, every year, since January 1, 1994, the Foundation Dinners has served a meal to those in need. Devotions and prayer are a part of each meal. They are an agency of the United Way of Fairfield County.
Twice each month, four to five persons are needed to prepare, serve and clean up.
This annual project, involves the church, in cooperation with Lancaster Fairfield Community Action, adopting up to 12 families for Christmas. Selected families are provided requested toys, clothes, cleaning products, basic food staples plus supplies for a traditional Christmas dinner. The dinners are delivered to the families the Sunday before Christmas.
Big Brothers / Big Sisters
We participate with the local BB/BS chapter by providing them with volunteers.
Maywood Mission is our local, stand-alone mission that we have partnered with, providing funds that assist those in need. The First Presbyterian Women’s Ministry collects diapers to donate year-round. They also collect hats and mittens to donate during the cold months.
Yearly interactive Christmas party that includes other area churches at SE Correctional Institute for inmates and their families. We provide craft projects, homemade cookies and active volunteers at the party to supervise the activities.
We support WFCO in their mission to provide Christ-centered, community focused information, programming and music.
Youth for Christ • Steve Telfer
We support Steve in his ministry at the detention center in Lancaster. There, he helps youth find answers, guidance, hope and comfort through on-on-one spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services.