The Kirk

The Kirk is the all church newsletter which contains news and events about the First Presbyterian Church community.
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Various groups we support and/or with whom we are involved:
Santa Barbara Presbytery
The Presbyterian Church, USA
Care Corps International
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
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
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
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
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
Brings students and the poor together in a cross-cultural short term mission assignments.
Threshold Ministries
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
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)