Reach and support our local community!
Our church supports several local missions with our financial donations as well as congregational participation. Read through the many mission descriptions listed so that you may find a place to serve. If you can’t commit a week or more of your time, but want to serve in some hands-on ministry, be alert for periodic workdays. Bring the whole family and join in!
We sponsor opportunities at many of these local programs as the need arises:
Community Response Team
God’s provision has enabled First Presbyterian Church to be involved in ongoing relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts of the property and lives impacted by tornadoes that hit Oklahoma during the summer of 2013. Youth and adult teams have been on site in Moore and Little Axe to pray for families and churches, and to help clear off debris and rebuild structures on homeowners’ properties. Over $80,000 in donations and supplies has been given by FPCE and other Presbyterian churches around the country to help minister to and rebuild these communities. FPCE’s Community Response team has hosted groups from across the United States who have traveled here to help pour out God’s grace to Oklahoma residents.
Contact: Brian Wagner, Director of Emerging Generations & Community Response
BREAKFAST ON BOULEVARD
First Christian Church of Edmond
Address: 201 E Second St., Edmond, OK 73034
Contact: Liz Laska at 405-359-0201
Provides free breakfast & sack lunches for those in need, to singles, families, children and the elderly. Hours: 6:30-7:15am, Mon – Fri (except holidays). We support them with direct financial support and volunteers.
To Volunteer or make a contribution: Breakfast on Boulevard: PO Box 3548, Edmond, OK 73083
CITIZENS CARING FOR CHILDREN
Address: 3317 S. Wynn Dr, Edmond, OK 73013
Contact: Victor Guarry
Phone: 405-348-9034 Office or 405-535-3440 Resource Center
Citizens Caring for Children helps break the cycle of abuse and neglect for Oklahoma foster children. “The Resource Center” provides NEW clothing, toys, books & school supplies for foster children and youth. Other programs include: “Mentoring Program”, which matches caring adult volunteers with foster children, The “Shelter Birthday Party” (at the Oklahoma County shelter to celebrate children’s birthdays), the “Back-to-School” event in August and the “Santa Stop.” Volunteer at CCC, The Resource Center or as a Mentor. Donate any items listed above, especially during the Back to School Campaign or at Christmas, or give direct financial support.
CITY RESCUE MISSION
800 W California Ave, OKC, OK 73106
Contact: John Higginbotham at 405-239-2709
Volunteer: ext 121, Contribute: ext.155
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website for a list of urgent needs: www.cityrescue.org
The City Rescue Mission offers a Christ-centered continuum of care for homeless men, women and children of Oklahoma City regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious belief, all at no charge. Their mission is to lead our community by serving the homeless with help, hope, and healing, in the spirit of excellence, under the call of Christ. City Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian ministry who receives no United Way or government funding but relies instead on gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, churches, and professional organizations. We provide financial support and volunteers. The gift of your time allows us to meet more needs than ever! Serve a meal in our dining hall, become a spiritual mentor, help with a children’s activity, or staff our free dental clinic (professionals needed). Opportunities for church or large group volunteers are picking up the property, organizing the “Kids Library," working in the food warehouse, working in the dining room, among other. Since there is also a great need for shoes, we recently started the Sarah's Shoes project where we collect shoes for the City Rescue Mission. Donations are regularly accepted at the church in a box in the Great Hall.
COFFEE CREEK RIDING CENTER FOR THE HANDICAPPED
Address:17 E. Coffee Creek Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Contact: Joy Milligan
Local Contact: Don Schiesz email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Creek Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with physical or developmental disabilities to maximize strength and coordination while imparting a sense of freedom. Now serving 180 students, FPCE provides direct financial support and volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities during the day to be a companion to the children and adults. No experience is necessary.
Cook’s Night Out
Contact: Liz Laska email@example.com
Cook’s Night Out was organized by St. John’s Catholic church to provide dinners for those in need. The meals happen twice a month the second and fourth Friday. The first happens at St. John’s the second happens in the family life center. They could always use volunteers as well as desserts for the people who come.
COVENANT BIBLE INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY OF EAST AFRICA
Contact: Tom Langdon firstname.lastname@example.org
1216 N 4200 Rd., Hugo, OK 74743
Contact: Mary Ogle
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.goodland.org
Goodland, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church since 1848, is the oldest continuously operated organization in the state. Their mission is to provide needy children (specifically boys) ages 6-18 with individualized care and education to set them on course for a brighter future. This is accomplished by providing each child with a loving, nurturing and wholesome Christian family environment – one where each child’s future success is paramount. We provide direct financial support and volunteer mission teams. Watch for periodic workdays and volunteer to help.
HOPE CENTER OF EDMOND
Address: 1251 N. Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034
Contact: Chris Sperry, Executive Director
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.edmondhopecenter.com
The HOPE (Help Our People In Emergencies) Center and Clinic exist in order to help people in urgent situations who often do not know where to turn or how to resolve their problems. The Center serves thousands of needy families in northern Oklahoma County by providing food, clothing, and limited financial assistance for basic and emergency needs. The Clinic provides Obstetrics and Pediatric care to the medically indigent. Services include pediatrics, prenatal and nutritional counseling and immunizations.
INFANT CRISIS SERVICES
Address:1933 NW 39th, OKC, OK 73118
Contact: Miki Farris, Executive Director or Beth Lykins, Director of Volunteer Programs
E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.infantcrisis.org
Infant Crisis Services provides basic necessities for babies and toddlers, birth to 48 months, and provides parent education, information and referrals to other helping agencies. ICS serves nearly 9,000 babies and toddlers in a year. FPCE offers direct financial support, volunteers and special item donations. Volunteer, donate children’s clothing and supplies, or provide financial assistance.
Address: PO Box 54383, OKC, OK 73154
Contact: First Presbyterian Church of Edmond or Mary Stevens Marylynnstevens@aol.com or 405-348-9661
Kairos is an interdenominational prison ministry with members of all Christian churches, focusing on common Christian beliefs for the purpose of forming a Christian community within the prison. They focus on the natural leaders with the greatest power and influence among inmates to share the message of Christ’s love. The heartbeat of Kairos is its weekly Share and Prayer Groups facilitated by two Kairos volunteers. Residents gather to share their Piety (closest to God), Study and Christian action. A four-day highly structured weekend held twice/year is the initial kick off for these groups. These weekends introduce Christ and emerge participants in a loving Christian community. During the weekend cookies are passed out to all (correctional officers and inmates) in the prison.
An “Outside team” packs cookies, prepares two meals daily to be brought into the prison, and maintains a prayer room. Monthly reunions are held where all Share and Prayer Groups come together. They are open to any Kairos “graduate.” There are also bi-annual two-day retreats to help those “graduates” get back on track or continue to stay on their Christian journey. FPCE offers direct financial support and volunteers. Volunteer to be a part of “Outside Team”, join the “Inside Team”, bake cookies, participate in the weekend prayer chain, or offer financial support.
EDMOND MOBILE MEALS
Address: 25 W. 3rd St.
Contact: Teresa Hoehner
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.edmondmobilemeals.org
Edmond Mobile Meal’s mission is to furnish a hot, noon meal to Edmond’s homebound elderly and disabled adults, without regard to income or age, and to provide social contact by a daily visit. We provide direct financial support and volunteers. Volunteer to cook meals, drive and deliver meals, or shop for groceries. Consider helping once or more a month for 2 ½ hours or volunteer for administrative tasks.
PRESBYTERIAN URBAN MISSION
Address: 3737 N Portland, OKC, OK 73112
Contact: Peggy Garrett
E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.theshop.net/santafe/urban
Presbyterian Urban Mission is an inner city ministry of the Indian Nations Presbytery that provides educational and emergency social resources. Support of food, clothing and supplies are provided to families that are in dire need, especially with high-risk children in Central Oklahoma. FPCE offers direct financial support and volunteers. Volunteer on one of FPCE scheduled workdays, volunteer on a regular basis, donate food, clothing or offer financial assistance.
REDEEMING THE FAMILY
Address: PO Box 8073 Edmond, OK 73083
Contact: Cheri Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page (local): www.facebook.com/pages/Redeeming-the-Family Website (national): www.redeemingthefamily.org
Redeeming the Family reunites and rebuilds relationships of families torn apart by incarceration and sponsors The Oklahoma Messages Project, in which volunteer teams visit prisons and film DVD "Messages from Mom" and "Messages from Dad" to support and encourage the children of incarcerated parents and reconnect relationships.
Address: 500 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 200, OKC, OK 73102
Contact: Ken Mendenhall
Phone: 405-232-1650 Email: email@example.com
Ken Mendenhall has been with Search Ministries for 21 years. Search Ministries was founded in 1977 to help adults develop spiritually and have an impact in their sphere of influence. Through small groups, individual training, seminars and conferences they equip people to grow in their relationship with God and to skillfully express that relationship in their homes, neighborhoods, places of employment and leisure pursuits. Search also consults with churches to help them effectively communicate with unchurched people in their community.
EDMOND COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Contact: Mike or Liz Laska
Phone: 405-359-0201 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Several Edmond churches join together to produce the Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Founded by members of FPCE over 25 years ago, the Thanksgiving dinner has become a tradition feeding nearly 3000 free meals every Thanksgiving day. Everyone deserves a great Thanksgiving meal. FPCE provides direct financial support and volunteers. Volunteer to provide food, cook, serve or clean up.
Contact: Brian Wagner
Phone: 341-3602 Email: email@example.com
Tiger Club is a Christ-centered after-school program aimed at improving educational outcomes, reinforcing beneficial character and lifestyle choices and providing positive peer groups and adult role models. Students are drawn from Central Middle School, a Title One designated school with a large proportion of lower income Edmond families. Tiger Club relies on high school students for math tutoring and adults for preparing snacks, mentoring and teaching life skill lessons. Join us!
TURNING POINT MINISTRIES
Contacts: Bob Turner firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Lamb Clamb23@cox.net John Gruel email@example.com
Phone: Bob Turner at 405-818-6264 Website: www.turningpointoklahoma.org
Turning Point Ministries is a non-profit housing ministry that assists in the housing needs of those in our congregation and community who live in sub-standard conditions.
Address: Wildewood Christian Church
6900 N. Kelley, OKC
Contact: Bea Jai Webb, Whiz Kids Director at 602-2815
FPCE Contacts: Mark Veazey at 850-4644
Whiz Kids is a faith-based, one-on-one tutoring/mentoring program focusing on 1st through 6th graders in OKC’s inner city schools who are reading below grade level and who could benefit from a relationship with a caring adult. Join other couples, students and individuals from FPCE Thursdays during the school year from 5:30-7 pm at our inner-city partner church near Kelley and Wilshire and help change a child’s life.