First Presbyterian Church supports the local ministries of several agencies in Kenosha including WoMomen’s and Children’s Horizons, the Shalom Center, Walkin in My Shoes, God’s Kitchen, Hospice Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and the chaplaincy program at the Kenosha County Detention Center. Through monetary donations and hands-on participation in many programs we support their work in this community. In addition, we run the Deacon Mitten Barrell that distributes hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to school children that need them, Team Tannenbaum to distribute Christmas trees to nursing home and homebound residents, and respond to emergency needs.
As a part of the Presbytery of Milwaukee, First Presbyterian Church supports a number of regional ministries. In particular we focus our participation on the Bread of Healing Health Clinic in Milwaukee, Habitat for Humanity, and the San Jose Church in Beloit, Wisconsin.
For several years we have supported mission trips for youth and adults to several parts of the country and international destinations. This is not only a chance to serve the people of those communities, but also to build partnerships and educate our members about God’s work in the world. We help support a missionary, Nadia Ayoub, in Greece, the South Sudan Education for Peace Project, the Moscow International Chapel, and the Presbyterian Church complex in Coban, Guatemala. We also support other international missions through the Presbyterian Church (USA) and often take special collections for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and other global programs. We also support Living Waters for the World (www.livingwatersfortheworld.org) with our mission funds. As a congregation we also participate in the WE Energies Energy for Tomorrow Program where we pay a surcharge to purchase our energy needs from renewable sources as a part of our care for God’s creation.