The Kirk

The Kirk is the all church newsletter which contains news and events about the First Pres church community.
 
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Various groups we support and/or with whom we are involved:
 
Santa Barbara Presbytery www.sbpres.com
 
The Presbyterian Church, USA www.pcusa.org
 
Care Corps International www.carecorps.org
Strives to provide psychological, emotional and spiritual healing by implementing strategically designed cooperative healing programs at the local, community-based level.
 
God’s Hidden Treasures www.godshiddentreasures.org
To serve the needs of the poor, afflicted and the orphaned and to bring God’s love through personal relationships I the name of Jesus Christ. Serves the needs of disabled and orphaned in the country of Ukraine.
 
Lifewater International www.lifewater.org
Equips partner organizations and works with them to empower communities in developing countries to gain safe water, adequate sanitation, effective hygiene and the knowledge of Jesus’ love.

New Horizons/Viata/Young Life
danabrandi@new-horizions.ro
Works with young students in camp and school programs in Romania to overcome the effects of years of totalitarian government and to create caring citizens who feel empowered to act.
 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance www.pcusa.org/pda
Enables congregations and mission partners of PCUSA to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events. This is the emergency and refugee program of PCUSA.
 
Students International www.stint.com
Brings students and the poor together in a cross-cultural short term mission assignments.
 
Threshold Ministries www.tmihope.org
Christian non-profit organization based in Orcutt, California who works directly with the people of Linjiang City in Jilin Province, China. Addresses the extreme property in Linjiag and the surrounding areas. Serves children and families.
 
Wycliffe Bible Translators www.wycliffe.org
Mission and vision is that God’s work is accessible to all people in a language that speaks to their heart and to translate into every language by 2025.
 
 
Special Project Request Form (can be filled out electronically and emailed or printed and delivered to the Church Office)