The Mission Committee is responsible for, and has oversight and direction of the missions program of this church to include the on-going program of missions as a prominent activity of the members, and the mission education of church members. The Missions Committee is led by Steve Walker, Chair.
 

Serve In The Community

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We believe that if we give God the opportunity to work through us, God will change us and through us change the world. No matter your age, your interest, or your passion in reaching out to others, First Pres has a place for you to help make a difference. Join us in the adventure of loving, learning, and being changed by God’s Spirit.
 
Community Outreach Team
Our Mission is to support First Pres in the expression of their faith through ministry and service to those in need within our local community. This makes the First Pres mission a living reality by working with and supporting established groups and organizations who focus on the homeless, the working poor and the unemployed of SLO County. Outreach includes: homeless shelter overflow, People’s Kitchen, Green Pastures, People’s Self-help Housing and Children’s Services. If you would like to get involved, please contact Steve Brown by calling the church office at 543-5451.
 
Homeless Overflow
First Pres has a long history participating with our local homeless shelter. For the last 17 years, we have opened our church facilities to offer a warm bed to sleep in. and a safe and welcoming space to stay.

Habitat For Humanity

First Pres is a member of Apostle Build with a simple mission; to partner with other churches to finance and build homes for families in need.
 
Literacy Council
Tuesday and Thursday mornings we offer people of different native tongues an opportunity to improve English language skills.

Peacemaking And Social Justice Team

In response to Christ’s call to be peacemakers, and united with the people of God, we seek to promote an awareness of and foster a commitment t the healing of God’s creation and to be advocates for the needy, the oppressed, and the forgotten in our community and in the world. The team meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Church Library. We participate in Get on the BusĀ,
, the annual community hunger walk, and church school classes, forums and workshops on current social issues.
 
People’s Kitchen
Responding to the need to feed the hungry, volunteers cook and provide a nutritious lunch to the homeless and hungry of SLO County who come to the Prado Day Center at lunchtime. Meals are prepared, delivered and served on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
 
Green Pastures
Provides emergency resources and practical help to those in need in our community each Wednesday at the church from 1:00 to 3:45 pm.
 

Serve In The World

world-missions“Who is my neighbor?” 
Jesus answers this question very clearly. As Christ’s disciples we are called to reach out to the least of these, in our church, in society and in the world. Through our global missions, we strive to reflect the Spirit of Jesus, who transforms us through the fullness of God’s love by extending the good news of Jesus Christ.

Alternative Gift Fair

This festive annual event gives each of us an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts that make a difference in the lives of people around. This “Bethlehem Christmas” helps remind us that the real meaning of Christmas giving is that “whatsoever you do for the least of these you do unto me.” Matthew 25:40.

Mission Organizations We Support:

Santa Barbara Presbytery:
Presbyterian Church, USA:
Lifewater International:
Care Corps International:
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
God’s Hidden Treasures (Ukraine):
New Horizons Foundation (Romania):
Threshold Ministries (China):
Wycliffe Bible Translators: