Mission & Care



2024 Quarterly Mission Giving

Our Mission Partners For This Quarter

The Mix. The Mix offers a structured after-school program for children and youth in first through 12 grades — addressing their social, academic, spiritual and physical needs — plus summer programs. Located at 520 North St., near Bethel AME Church, The Mix serves 200 to 250 students per year.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for neglected and abused children in the foster care system. CASA, 120 N. Shippen St., served 224 youngsters in Lancaster County last year through 137 volunteers.

Milagro House. Milagro House is a residential program that educates homeless mothers, so they can get jobs with family-sustaining wages. With that initiative and others, Milagro House, 669 W. Chestnut St., serves about 70 women and children combined annually. It’s planning to double its residential capacity of nine women and their children.


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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