Center for Food Action
The Center for Food Action ministry helps to share the love of Christ with the hungry and the homeless. We donate food every week to the Center for Food Action and at Thanksgiving time we create special baskets for the families in need. We also have a garden and donate the fresh produce to the Center for Food Action. We use our land, our time, the sun and the rain to glorify God and share His love in the form of healthy food with our neighbors.
A few times a year First Presbyterian Church works with Family Promise, an organization in Bergen County helping working families overcome the crisis of temporary homelessness. First Presbyterian houses these families for a week.
Center For Hope (formerly Shelter our Sisters)
We work with Shelter Our Sisters to help assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The agency provides emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. Part of our ministry involves donating Christmas gifts to the women and children of Shelter our Sisters and hosting a Christmas in July party for the children.
For more than fifty years, Johnsonburg has established a tradition of acceptance in providing unique opportunities for people to follow the way of Christ and to function peacefully and positively in a changing world. Camp J’burg is a place apart where all people can experience God’s love within a welcoming Christian community. Every year we support Camp Johnsonburg and send campers and counselors to camp. At camp they grow in their faith, participate in camp activities and make friends.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (Ramapo College)
First Presbyterian Church works with and supports Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide. Their vision is “to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed.”
Hearts and Crafts Grief Counseling Center
First Presbyterian Church supports Hearts & Crafts. Thier mission is to help adults and children feel supported while living with the loss of a loved one or living with someone with a serious illness. They help grieving individuals find comfort in a supportive environment where they can heal and grow.
New City Kids
Through its holistic approach of fusing music with academic, leadership and spiritual development New City Kids engages young people of all ages to create a strong, loving community. A community where 100% of seniors graduate high school and go on to college.