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Outreach Programs (Page 3)

Habitat for Humanity and Loaves & Fishes

KALAMAZOO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church supported Habitat for Humanity with constructing, remodeling, and landscaping several homes in Kalamazoo, Portage, and Kalamazoo Township. KALAMAZOO LOAVES AND FISHES FPC continues to provide both monetary and volunteer support for Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes (KLF). FPC support for this community program dates from its founding in 1982 by persons who, working with Ministry with…

Ministry with Community

Ministry with Community was founded in 1978 by a small group of local citizens led by Dorothy Markusse, a member of First Presbyterian. It was initially located at North Presbyterian Church, and provided basic services to adults with no other place to turn. In 1985, it moved into its current location on North Church Street. Currently “Ministry” provides daytime shelter, breakfast, and lunch 365 days…

Nicaragua Partnership

NICARAGUA PARTNERSHIP The Lake Michigan/Nueva Guinea partnership is the longest-continuing Protestant mission partnership operating through CEPAD, creating mission opportunities and mission support since 1983. CEPAD hosts our mission groups and directs mission financial support to assure designated uses are respected. CEPAD is an organization coordinating the work of Protestant congregations to improve the social and family life of Nicaraguans. First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo, was one of…