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Matthew 25:35For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:35

Carmel, India

It is the function of the Mission Committee to provide opportunities for members and missionaries to impact the world for Jesus Christ by supporting their spiritual, financial, and physical needs. The committee serves as a liaison and support system between the church and its related missionaries, service organizations, agencies, and associations. This committee has also been instrumental in providing opportunities for church members to actively serve in the mission field on short-term mission trips.

Matthew 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:19

IndiaThe Mission Committee of First Presbyterian Church is dedicated to fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission of making disciples of all nations. One of the ways we accomplish this is by offering mission trips for our members to go and serve. Others can support these trips through financial contributions. We also support the General Mission of PC (USA) and the Presbyterian Disaster Relief Fund. This fund is available on quick notice to offer support to victims of disasters such as the September 11, terrorist attack, as well as famines, civil wars and natural disasters around the world.


Local Giving

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship at York College  Facebook
An evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty. Support of programs and the ministry’s leader, Evan Smith.

Logos Academy
Gospel-centered, intercultural, classical school located in York. Tuition assistance for a student to attend.

Our Daily Bread
Soup kitchen located in downtown York. Provide financial support as well as casseroles and servers once a month.

Habitat for Humanity
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Have worked on building several homes in York and worked together with York Presbyterian churches to build “The Presbyterian House” in November 2000.

Souper Bowl of Caring  Facebook
A national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities. Fundraising and food donation event to support local York hunger relief.

Neighborhood Dinners
Thanksgiving and Palm Sunday dinners for the people of the neighborhood surrounding our church. See this feature in the York Daily Record for more about the origins of these meals and the fellowship they bring.

Caring Company
An outreach ministry of FPC that serves those in need in York City and York County. Fund and operate services for food assistance, utility relief and medication vouchers.

Camp Donegal
The outdoor Christian education ministry of our local presbytery offering summer camp and retreat facilities. Provide financial gifts as well as work teams to help at the camp.

Other local support:
New Life for Girls, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, O.P.E.N. (Ordinary People Extraordinary Needs), Young Life, York County Council of Churches, Presbyterian Homes, Crop Walk.

World Wide Giving

Church World Services
Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged and shelter the homeless.

Blankets+  Facebook
A program to provide blankets and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster plus more.

Carmel Matriculation School
Semmandakuppam Tamil Nadu, South India

Bread for the World
A collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Funds available on short notice for disaster relief.

Medical Benevolence Foundation
Financial support of medical equipment and facilities.

General Mission Giving to PCUSA
Supports missionaries and programs of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Volunteers in Mission (V.I.M.)
Supports members of our congregation who may be going on short-term mission projects.

Kijabe Hospital
A non-profit hospital located in Kijabe, Kenya. Support of various needs as they arise.

World Servants
Non-denominational organization geared to youth and families going on mission trips.

Ethiopian Outreach Ministry
A ministry reaching the unreached Ethiopians with the gospel of Jesus Christ


FPC supports several full time missionaries during the year. This support has been financial as well as sending work teams to help.

Tim Fader
Tim and Patti Fader
Kenya-Medical missionaries

Ben and Emily Okella
Ben and Emily Okello
Kenyan Missionaries
Email: benokel@yahoo.com

Jason and Jessica Stanier
Jessica and Jason Stanier
Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa
Email: jessicastanier@gmail.com

Brenda Harcourt
Rev. Brenda Harcourt
Mission co-worker in Kenya
Get More Info Here
Email: Brenda.harcourt@pcusa.com

Lauren Hogsett
Lauren Hogsett
La Ceiba, Honduras
Read her blog here
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Tricia Young
Tricia Young
Carmel Matriculation School
Semmandakuppam Tamil Nadu, South India
Read her blog here

Short-term Mission trips

Many individuals, youth and families of FPC are serving Christ around the globe on short-term mission trips. The mission committee supports these trips financially, through pre-field training, prayer, helping with details of preparation and encouraging the sharing of the experience once they return.

See more about Youth Mission Here