We Support:

Local
Missions

Our Mission: Remain a beacon in our community by building on our rich missional heritage as a church that serves locally, regionally and globally.
Local Missions we support

The mission of the Recovery Court is to eliminate the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Changing behaviors will change lives. We support them by providing them space in the church and a group of volunteers provides refreshments.

Recovery Court - Ottawa County, Michigan

We would love for you to join us for walks at local parks with the purposes of praying for each other, cleaning the Lord's creation, and being good friends. Families are encouraged to come together, pray together, pick up together, and enjoy one of the greatest gifts God has given us! Questions?

Contact Laura Burns at staff@fpgh.org

Every year, First Presbyterian Church donates funds and sponsors walkers in the CROP Hunger Walk. CROP Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations to raise funds to end hunger at home and worldwide. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food, water, and resources that empower people to meet their own needs.

CROP Hunger Walk

Several times a year, our mission committee sponsors a Feeding America food truck. Volunteers are asked to come and help with the food distribution and help carry food to clients’ vehicles.

Visit www.feedwm.org

This program enables older adults struggling to live independently to stay in their own homes. Trained staff help with homemaking, personal care services, and nutrition.

Visit fourpointes.org

A local mission in our community is important to us. Our Hand2Hand food pantry provides weekend food to local school children. In September-May, weekly bags of food are packed and delivered to local schools by volunteers of all ages, 5 years - 85 years old! It’s a fun way to serve as a family!

Questions? Contact Laura Burns at staff@fpgh.org.

This ministry provides twenty-seven areas of help for those in need in our community, including a free dental clinic, a free health clinic, food pantry, clothing and household ministry, furniture and appliance ministry, bicycle ministry, transportation ministry, the laundry hub, God’s Guys Handyman ministry, budget counseling, life skills classes, a men’s shelter (Harbor Hall), as well as Hope House, a women’s shelter. Many of our members have volunteered to sort and organize food for distribution in the Love in Action warehouse as well as Grace Gardens, Love in Action’s community garden.

Visit loveinactiontricities.org

A Mission for Area People is a nonprofit community-based organization committed to serving those persons in Muskegon County who cannot find resources to meet their needs to improve their quality of life. These include back to school, a clothing and household pantry, emergency medical and dental funds, and rental assistance.

Visit missionforareapeople.org

Mosaic Counseling has been providing professional Christian counseling for people in Ottawa County for over 42 years. No one is ever turned away. Their services connect individuals and families to hope and healing.

Visit mosaiccounseling.org

The Salvation Army makes a difference in people’s lives by offering a food pantry, assistance with budgeting, utilities, rental assistance, housing and other needs. They also provide a children’s character-building program midweek after school. Camping programs are offered to children during the summer.

Visit SAGrandHaven.org

The mission of The People Center is to provide a safe place for the people of the area to come, to be heard, and to receive practical assistance in an atmosphere of dignity and trust. In times of emergency or uncertainty, we will respond with food, clothing, transitional housing and access to other area resources.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the church office.

Visit thepeoplecenter.org

Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian organization founded in 1989. TCA Habitat has since built 60 simple, decent and affordable homes in the Tri-Cities. Our hope is to eliminate substandard housing in our community. Our FPC church liaison is Scott Reenders.

Habitat Brush with Kindness Program – Low-income homeowners or those with disabilities often struggle with the upkeep of their houses. ABWK helps with painting, minor repairs, landscaping, weatherization, the building of handicapped ramps, and yard clean-up to enable families to live in safe, decent homes in this community.

Visit tricitieshabitat.org

Supper House is a program that serves dinner Monday thru Friday to members of the Muskegon community who need a hot meal. On the fourth Monday of each month, members of First Presbyterian Church volunteer to help serve the meal. Meals are served at Temple United Methodist Church in Muskegon Heights.

Supper House needs volunteers in the following areas: serving meals, helping at quarterly blood drives, set-up for funeral luncheons and creating prayer shawls.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the church office.
Supper House - Temple United Methodist Church

We are called to celebrate God's grace as a Christ-centered community of acceptance, growing in faith and living as Christ's hands to serve.

Our Vision

How You Can Help
  • Supper House
  • Quarterly Blood Drives
  • Funeral Luncheons
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Monthly Food Donations

The fourth Monday of every month, volunteers from First Presbyterian Church help serve dinner at the "Supper House" in Muskegon. Donations of food items such as canned fruit and vegetables, pudding and cookies are very much appreciated and needed. Karen Losee is the contact person for this ministry.

Every three months, the American Red Cross runs a blood drive at First Presbyterian Church. Volunteers are needed for the registration table and to help serve refreshments to those who have donated blood. Donations of juice and/or cookies are also appreciated. The blood drive coordinator is Melissa VerHage.
If you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time to help set-up, serve, or clean-up for funeral luncheons, we are always grateful for your help. Because of the nature of funerals, volunteers must be available at short-notice. Please contact the church office if you would like to be called to help with funerals.
The members of the prayer shawl ministry create comforting healing shawls for those in our church community who are ill. The recipients of these shawls are able to surround themselves with "knitted prayers" as they rest and recuperate. If you have any questions regarding this ministry, please contact Sue Ochs.
Non-perishable food donations are collected each Sunday for local food pantries: Love in Action, the People Center, and the Salvation Army. Donations may be brought in to the church office at any time.
  • Supper House
  • Quarterly Blood Drives
  • Funeral Luncheons
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Monthly Food Donations

The fourth Monday of every month, volunteers from First Presbyterian Church help serve dinner at the "Supper House" in Muskegon. Donations of food items such as canned fruit and vegetables, pudding and cookies are very much appreciated and needed. Karen Losee is the contact person for this ministry.

Every three months, the American Red Cross runs a blood drive at First Presbyterian Church. Volunteers are needed for the registration table and to help serve refreshments to those who have donated blood. Donations of juice and/or cookies are also appreciated. The blood drive coordinator is Melissa VerHage.
If you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time to help set-up, serve, or clean-up for funeral luncheons, we are always grateful for your help. Because of the nature of funerals, volunteers must be available at short-notice. Please contact the church office if you would like to be called to help with funerals.
The members of the prayer shawl ministry create comforting healing shawls for those in our church community who are ill. The recipients of these shawls are able to surround themselves with "knitted prayers" as they rest and recuperate. If you have any questions regarding this ministry, please contact Sue Ochs.
Non-perishable food donations are collected each Sunday for local food pantries: Love in Action, the People Center, and the Salvation Army. Donations may be brought in to the church office at any time.