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Mission 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 Procedure and Rules form and 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.

May/June

This offering for VBS will be used to offset expenses for our August  ecumenical VBS which is held with the Lowville United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church.  Together this program runs Monday through Friday from 9-12 pm for children ages 3-12.  Any child in this age group is encouraged to come! 

August

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

October

The Peacemaking offering is received on World Communion Sunday, usually the first Sunday in October.
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 Joy Offering 50% goes to the Presbyterian Board of Pensions to provide assistance to retired clergy and spouses. 50% goes to support racial and ethnic educational opportunities through the General Assembly Council

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

Christmas Eve Offering-100% goes to the local Safe House. In past years we have given anywhere from $400.00 to $700.00 to this most important local mission.

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