WE ARE Giving to and participating in intergenerational mission activities that connect God’s love to our local community and the world.
Mission and Service
Deacons Snack Bags
Our Church Deacons maintain a supply of snacks for those in need. These bags help them get through the day until the next opportunity for more robust help.
Outreach Food Pantry and Thrift Store
The Outreach Thrift Store helps support the costs of running the Food Pantry. We provide volunteers for running the store and preparing food boxes. Located at 440 SW Emigrant Ave in Pendleton. facebook.com/SMOThriftStore
Salvation Army Lunches
The Pendleton Salvation Army provides nutritious hot lunches Monday- Saturday. Volunteers in our congregation prepare a monthly meal and gives in other ways throughout the year. pendleton.salvationarmy.org/pendleton/feeding-program
Helping Hand provides emergency assistance including housing, laundry, utilities, and other miscellaneous needs. Located at 721 SE 3rd Street, Pendleton OR 97801. capeco-works.org/services.html
PW is a national women’s organization of the PC(USA). We strive to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Our annual Soup Supper and Fair Trade Craft sale raises funds to support mission work locally, nationally, and internationally. For more info about the larger PW organization, visit www.presbyterianwomen.org/
For 30 years Souper Bowl of Caring has encouraged participating groups to give donations on Super Bowl Sunday to “Tackle Hunger” campaigns. Our local campaign goes to Outreach Food Pantry. https://tacklehunger.org/#
First Presbyterian Church is the Charter Organization for Boy Scout Troop 700. www.facebook.com/groups/BSATroop700Pendleton
One Great Hour of Sharing
Providing relief to those affected by catastrophic events, giving sustainable food resources to the hungry, and changing the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice.
Helps the church encourage, develop, and support its younger members to build a life of faith with a foundation established during childhood.
Peace & Global Witness Offering
This offering provides tools and resources for the Church as we join together as active peacemakers at all times in all ways. Our congregation tries to host an International Peacemaker each year, who travels this region providing education and connection to the larger mission of Peace and Global Witness.
Christmas Joy Offering
Providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need, and developing future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.
We are a Matthew 25 Church!
Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. You can discover more about the vision of Matthew 25 at:
Home for Hope
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)
Pioneer Relief Nursery
United Way of the Blue Mountains