Mission & Outreach
Our mission is to fulfill the tasks God has placed in front of us as we serve those in our community and our world. First Presbyterian Church uses the gifts we have been blessed with to share God’s grace with others. It is our greatest prayer to stand as examples of Christ’s love and service.
In response to the Biblical imperative to care for all God’s children the people of FPC-Clifton have actively supported the Angel Tree effort in Clifton since its inception over twenty years ago. For the last ten years FPC has generously supported the Angel Tree effort. In 2012 eight families, which included 23 children, were helped with clothing for the children and food for the families. Additionally, in 2012 our church donated, wrapped, and delivered books for each child enrolled in the Clifton Head Start Program housed in Presbyterian Place.
The project is supported by monetary donations for Angel Tree outside of our usual budget. Members of the congregation interview the families to determine their needs, shop for clothing and food to meet the needs, wrap the clothing in Christmas paper, and deliver the clothing gifts and food to the families. In 2012 26 individuals were directly involved in addition to those who gave monetary gifts.
Clifton Head Start Program
What has been a blessing to both the education system and our church, the Clifton Head Start Program operates their educational site in what FPC-Clifton calls “Presbyterian Place.” We work with them assisting as volunteers in their work.
Clifton Food Pantry
In collaboration with the Clifton Ministerial Alliance, members from our church work one day each month in the local food pantry stocking, filling orders, organizing and serving those who are in need of assistance in daily living needs.
Military Christmas Packages
Treats, encouraging messages and inspirational items are sent at Christmas time to church family, friends and loved ones serving in Armed Services both stateside, overseas and deployed.
PCUSA Grace Presbytery Clifton Ministerial Alliance Lutheran Sunset Ministries, Clifton, Texas Austin Theological Seminary
There’s a place for you…
For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us…
Romans 12:4-6a (NRSV)