Mission work outside of Dubuque
First Presbyterian Church is active in ministry and mission beyond Dubuque. Through our mission dollars, we support the Presbyterian Church (USA) special offerings to One Great Hour of Sharing, Peacemaking, and the Christmas Joy Offering, and we contribute to the American Bible Society.
Our Vacation Bible School and Sunday School programs choose a particular mission to support each year ranging from shoebox ministries to hefers.
Our mission giving also supports particular needs. We have contributed to hurricane relief in particular communities and Flood Assistance programs. In addition, we have participated in the CROPwalk, Souper Bowl of Caring, and the Operation Christmas Child programs.
We commission our church family members who are called to serve in other states or countries. We have supported missionaries both domestically and in places such as Bahrain and Thailand.
FPC youth participate in mission trips that not only allow the youth to reach out to God’s people in need, but encourage them to deepen their relationship with each other, the church family, and most importantly, with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. First Presbyterian Church of Dubuque, IA, has faithfully sent groups of people on mission trips ranging from 4-day to week-long endeavors to minister and serve in the name of Jesus Christ. Participants have ranged in age from junior high to adult. We have served as far away as Mexico and as close as Parkersburg, IA (and all sorts of places in between: Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Lincoln, NE, Green Bay, a presbytery camp in Montana, and Chattanooga, TN). Ministry opportunities are everywhere.