Mission and Service
Mission and service at First Presbyterian Church are an expression of the love of Christ through concrete actions of service, justice and mercy in the La Grande community and to the world through the connectional system of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon, and in collaboration with the ecumenical and community organizations.
Presbyterian Women (PW) is a national women's organization of the PC (USA). Here at FPC, the main events of PW are the spring rummage sale and fall holiday bazaar. Funds from these events are used to nurture faith, support the church's mission, work for justice, and build community.
In collaboration with five other churches, Koinonia House is an ecumenical outreach to the students of Eastern Oregon University. Weekly dinners, breakfasts, Bible study and worship are offered.
Other Mission and Service
Community Fellowship Night
On most Wednesday’s evenings in the fall of spring of the year, the church provides a low cost meal that is open to all members of the community. See the church calendar.
Union County Friday Backpack Program
Also started at FPC, the Backpack Program is now a 501©(3) thanks to the FPC sponsoring us for several years. FBP provides supplemental weekend food packs to children in need at 9 elementary schools in Union County.
Regional and International Service Opportunities
FPC has a history of sending and supporting groups out into the world either on its own or collaboratively with the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon or the PC(USA). Recently FPC has gone to Campbell Farm near Yakima, WA and the Boise Mission in Idaho. We have also supported financially individuals who have gone to Haiti and Africa.
FPC is the chartering organization for the very active Troop 514.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
FPC hosts several AA groups and NA groups through the week. The groups meet in Reynolds’ Hall.