Following God’s vision for our church, the Mission & Outreach ministry of First Presbyterian Church seeks to reach people in our community and throughout the world with God’s offer of love and grace in Jesus Christ. Our support, through prayer, financial gifts and service opportunities, extends to those local, national and international mission partners and programs listed in this section.

 

Our mission Committee actively supports the following local missions:

CCMI (Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. ) Everyday Café

The Everday Cafe, formerly known as the Fort Myers Soup Kitchen, has expanded their outreach to include a cafe and a community area offering educational classes and employment assistance.

Our members donate food on the last Sunday of the month, serve meals once a month and give financial assistance to this vital program.

To learn more about CCMI go to: www.ccmileecounty.com

Tens for Turkeys – November

In preparation for Thanksgiving, the Missions Committee accepts monetary donations to purchase turkeys for families in need and weekly donations of “trimmings” to complete the meal.

* Sole & Undie Sunday – July

In preparation for “Back to School” socks, underwear and monetary donations are received in July to purchase gift cards for Payless Shoes to benefit needy children in the community.
 
 
*Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida
The Missions Committee and members of First Presbyterian Church provide meals to the guests staying at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers.
Dates for preparing meals:
March 13th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th,
August 16th, September 13th, October 18th,
November 15th, December 6th
 

After the Rain of SW Florida and SW FL Adult WomenTeen Challenge

After the Rain provides transitional housing for woment recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, homelessness and domestic violence. Our members donate clothing and toiletries to donate to this mission throughout the year.

SW Florida Adult Teen Challenge offers residential and faith based rehab. At Christmas time gift baskets are donated filled with food, gifts and Bibles for both After the Rain residents and Adult WomenTeen Challenge residents.

 

Financial contributions are given annually to:

• The Salvation Army

• The Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc (Soup Kitchen)