Mission & Care



2023 Fourth Quarter Mission Giving

Supporting programs in our city that empower vulnerable populations.

Church World Service Lancaster

Welcomes and assists refugees, immigrants, asylum-seekers, and other uprooted people who are seeking safety and opportunity to rebuild their lives.

CWS Lancaster

North Star Initiative

Based in Lititz, advocates for and supports survivors of sex-trafficking by providing physical, psychological, emotional, education and spiritual development through a Christ-centered focus.

North Star Initiative

Lancaster YWCA

Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, believing that all women and families have the right to be safe and choose the direction of their lives.

– YWCA Lancaster


Mission & Care First Presbyterian Church is a community of faith in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Our vision is to show the love of Christ to our neighbors through partnerships with organizations that are skilled at meeting essential needs of vulnerable populations. See some of our priorities listed below. While outward mission has a long tradition at First Presbyterian, so does our inward practice of caring for one another (see our Caring Ministries, also below). Loving our neighbors and loving one another are part of our identity. If this sounds like the kind of church where you could get involved, please contact us.

We are currently focusing local mission in the areas of:

  • Homelessness
  • Food insecurity
  • Educating and empowering vulnerable populations
  • Racial justice

International mission is focused on:

  • Food insecurity
  • Clean water
  • Education
  • Healthcare

Mission study groups are helping us learn, understand, and adapt to changing circumstances in the Lancaster community and around the world.  Drivers of change include the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on vulnerable populations and the need for racial justice at home and abroad.

To learn more about our local or international mission programs, or to support, please contact us at info@fpclancasterpa.org


A deep and warm environment of care is central to our life together. Our Stephen Ministry care givers train for over 50 hours to learn skills lot support people going through difficult times.



Gratitude is the Christian response to recognizing that all good things that happen in our lives are gifts from God. When we practice gratitude, we reflect on the blessings of our lives together, through worship, sacred spaces, programs and spiritual formation, and how we engage our community beyond the walls of First Presbyterian Church.



We listen for the way God speaks through us as a congregation to understand where we need to go. See the video here. That’s how we create a vision rooted in our tradition, informed by the present and oriented to the future.


Giving Opportunities

For all of us, First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster is an exciting place to be affiliated with. There’s so much good work that has taken place in recent months – and it continues today and going forward.

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