"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Outreach Programs

Disaster Assistance

DISASTER ASSISTANCE Each year, your Outreach Committee designates funds to be utilized in case significant disasters occur. In 2015, $250 was contributed on behalf of Kalamazoo First Presbyterian to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Disaster Relief efforts for both the Vanuatu typhoon and the Nepal earthquake. As you may recall, both of these natural disasters were tremendously devastating to these small countries.   

CROP Hunger Walk

Church World Service (CWS), the sponsor of CROP Hunger Walks, has been working to relieve hunger and poverty throughout the world since 1946. CWS grew out of the needs of refugees who were left with nothing in the aftermath of World War II. The 2015 event was a celebration of 40 years of Kalamazoo CROP walkers, working and walking together to help…

Celebrate the Vision

Celebrate the Vision is our midweek outreach program that includes the ministries of faith formation, fellowship and food. The evening begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays with a Men’s Community Bible Study facilitated by Ray Wicks.  At 5:30, following the Bible Study, we serve a homemade dinner to 80-120 guests with assistance from the evening’s cooks, Linda Digby and Dr. Patricia Stromsta.  We also distribute…