Current Mission Happenings

Flower Card Sales

Treat someone you know—even yourself—to a fresh flower bouquet every month the whole year through. Flower cards to benefit the HFU Missionaries are currently being sold for $25.00. Starting in July 2018, you will be able to pick up a bouquet from Phillips-Kifer Flowers on East Main Street each month for 12 months.

Cards will be available from the church office, at Phillips-Kifer Flowers, or Carol L'Insalata until they are sold out. Contact Carol L'Insalata at (814) 229-2185 for more information.

Why Me?

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” ~ Isaiah 6.3-13

In response to God’s love, we are moved to respond through joyful service. As followers of Jesus we seek not to be served but to serve others. All members and friends of First Presbyterian Church are invited to serve though our many local, congregational, and global missions. More information about these service opportunities is available from the church office, or by clicking any of the links here.


Where and How

In our community            

In our church

  •  Sunday School leaders and helpers for students of all ages.
  • Nursery care volunteer.
  • Office assistance.
  • Sing in the Choir
  • Play in the Bell Choir
  • Provide a meal or simple household chores for someone who is homebound or recovering from an illness or accident.
  • Join the Caring Callers in sending notes of love and encouragement to our members.
  • Plant flowers and pull weeds.
  • Assist with parking and doors on Sundays and for events.
  • Offer a ride to church or to an event outside the church.
  • Prepare emergency food bags.
  • Sewing, cleaning, fixing, donating, tending, gathering, visiting.... the Mission Team facilitates many local projects throughout the year.

In our neighborhood 

  • Red Kettle Day--Red Kettle Ringers Needed: First Presby day for the local Salvation Army will be Friday, December 14 at the Clarion Walmart.The sign up sheet is located in the Ramp Room.                                                               
  •  “H.U.G.S.” Tree--Please help children in the local area stay warm this winter by decorating the tree in our chapel with Hats, Underwear, Gloves, and Socks by Friday, December 7. (Toy cars and dolls are always in demand as well.) Items will be distributed by Pennies from Heaven.
    “Two feet move your body, four feet move your soul”—Heavenly Gaits          

    The Mission Team has chosen Heavenly Gaits as our main-focus local mission project and looks forward to having future hands-on workdays and providing financial support. A great mission opportunity doesn’t get much closer to home.  If you have any questions and/or think you would be interested in helping on future workdays please contact Dave Larimer or Robin Cable. There are a multitude of tasks to be tackled many of which don’t require a high level of skill, simply a big heart and a desire to help others.

In our world

  • Heart for Uganda mission work in Kyenjojo, Uganda, Africa. Our congregation is connected to the mission and ministry of Alyssa Cooper Sande in Uganda. God has placed a vision on her heart for the medical, spiritual and educational needs of the children of Kyenjojo and He has made us a partner in this ministry. The Heart for Uganda Prayer and Action committee meets at 6:30pm, in the Ministry Central room, in the Christian Education wing, on the third Monday of each month. These meetings include the most up-to-date news from Kyenjojo, prayer and Bible study, activities to support Alissa and develop the medical, educational, spiritual, and emotional nurture for the children and this specific community in Africa. All are welcome to join. 
  • Operation City Compassion - by the New York School of Urban Ministry ministers to the homeless of New York City by offering hot meals, warm clothing and a compassionate ear. An annual trip of members and friends includes training, hands-on ministry opportunities and worship.