To fufill the second half of our mission statement and to be truly externally serving, many members of FPC gladly give of their time and energy and are actively involved in various outreach programs within the Marion/Cedar Rapids community. There are other local missions that we support with our prayers and financial gifts.
A chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meets weekly on Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. year round in the church Social Hall. For more information go to Cedar Rapids’ AA
After the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids, we started hosting work groups that came in to help with flood recovery. We continue to welcome any group that wants to come to the Cedar Rapids area for mission work or even those just passing through. Groups stay in the basement of our Mission House. It can hold up to 15 people. There is a full kitchen and bathrooms
HELPING HAND STOREROOM is a First Presbyterian Church of Marion mission project that provides clothing and limited household items to people of low income in the surrounding area. The storeroom is located in the Mission House. The store is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Donations are accepted during this time or may be brought to the church during business hours.
This is a grass roots non-profit organization that serves the needs of children and youth in the Marion community. It is faith based and focuses on moral guidance, academics, technology education, recreation, family and social needs. To find more about how you can help and participate in these programs, contact Joe Polzin at Marion Cares
FLY stands for Feeding Lunch to Youth. A few years ago some of the local teachers got together and talked about the students who rely on hot lunch programs at their schools. For some students, those are the only meals they get. On days when there is no school, there may be no food for them. Out of that discussion FLY was started to meet
The Churches of Marion Pantry is an ecumenical group of eleven Marion and Cedar Rapids churches organized in 1982 to meet the emergency food needs of area families. The participating churches supply funds, food, and distribution volunteers. The Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 and operates from the Mission House of First Presbyterian Church.
Linn County Jail Jesus said, “When I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to
We support the mission of the Salvation Army to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination” year-round, by serving as bell ringers at Red Kettles before Christmas. The money raised at kettles is used to provide clothing, shelter, toys, financial assistance and counseling year-round to families in need.More information can be found at the Salvation Army website.