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Mission and Outreach


Our church shows our love for Christ and our fellow man in a number of different ways. A significant number of our members are deeply involved in service to Lowville and Lewis County in their professional ministries as health workers, teachers, counselors, public servants, and businesses. They and other members also volunteer many hours to local volunteer organizations and activities.

As a congregation, we initiated the local Stone Soup program and host Stone Soup on the third Thursday of each month. For one week in July, youth & adults from our congregation participate in the Delaware Work Camp, which carries out housing projects for needy families.

Our church shows our concern for our community by hosting various groups to use the church and Andover House for their meetings and gatherings.  If you are in need of a place to host your activity, please contact the church office.  You are welcome to open our 2017 Building Use Form.

In addition we participate in a number of local, national and international missions, which include the following:

~A Year of Special Offerings~

February and August

Our turn to donate to the Local Food Pantry- Our congregation helps by donating food and personal hygiene items to support the local community.

Easter (March or April)

One Great Hour of Sharing is collected around Easter Sunday. 100% goes to Presbyterian-wide missions. 36% to Presbyterian Hunger Program, 32% to Self-Development of People, 32% to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Also during Lent the children do a "Noisy Offering" in which they collect funds for the One Great Hour of Sharing.

May and June

The children of our congregation take a "Noisy Offering" on Mother's Day and Father's Day which goes toward the One Great Hour of Sharing.

August

Our other month in which we give to the Local Food Pantry.  

Septembe

During September we look ahead and collect mittens, hats, scarves and such to be distribute during the Christmas season.  

October

Church World Service Collection to support the Blanket Program.  This offering is sponsored by our Presbyterian Women and is used to provide for those in times of disaster.

November

Thanksgiving Baskets for Head Start Families.  We collect food to provide Thanksgiving Dinner, put it in a box with a turkey and Head Start delivers to families in need.

December

Christmas Sharing - We collect cake and brownie boxes for the food boxes. We provide the names of children for our members and friends to provide Christmas gifts for.  

Christmas Eve Offering -100% goes to the local Safe House.

First Presbyterian Church of Lowville • A member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
7707 N. State Street, Lowville, New York 13367 • officepreslow@gmail • 315-376-3631