Mission Outreach

Doing God's Work in Our





World Wide

Contributions to missions provide service to the Harvard Food Pantry, One Great Hour of Sharing, Presbyterian in Action, Blackhawk Presbytery Mission Projects, Sr. High Youth Group Mission Trip, Rockford Rescue Mission, Sr. Care Volunteer Network, Habitat for Humanity, Church World Service Hygiene/School/Clean Up Kits, Helping Hands Bible Ministry, Pioneer Center-Youth Advocacy Projects, Kemmerer Village Children's' Home (Assumption, IL), Agape House (Walworth, WI), Githiga Children's Home (Kenya), Heifer International, PADDS donations, Veteran's Transitional Home (Hebron, IL), and many more.

Harvard First Presbyterian Church has been deeply involved with mission work for many years. Mission work can be done in the form of time and talents as well as monetarily. The monies that you give to mission are given to benefit projects locally, nationally, and globally. In other words, mission giving does not pay for gas, lights, maintenance, wages or supplies needed for the everyday operation of our church. First Presbyterian has been involved in helping Githiga Children's Home in Kenya for many years.

We have supported the Harvard Food panty, and we have helped flood and earthquake victims, raked leaves for the elderly, visited with nursing homes residents, and the list goes on. Listed below are some of the projects that we have been involved in over the past two or three years. We truly have a congregation willing to share the talents that God has given to them with those in need. We hope you enjoy learning more about the mission work of our church - from the Sunday school children, the youth groups and the adults.

A truly caring church, we are actively engaged in these mission projects

Presbyterians in Action

Members lend a hand to other church members or community members who are in need of help completing yard work, painting, small carpentry jobs, etc.

Support of the Harvard Food Panty, special support of the Githiga Children's Home in Kenya, East Africa, Senior high Youth Group's annual mission work camp, Christmas Bethlehem Project in conjunction with Harvard Toys for Tots Program. In December 2013 we helped over 85 families with over 150 children.

Church World Service

Preparation of Hygiene and School Supply Kits

Heifer International

Raise donations for the distribution of specific animals to areas for education and livelihood.


Donation of hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets

Pacific-Atlantic-Cycling Tour (PAC) Tour

PAC Tour was started in 1985 by cross country record holders Susan Notorangelo and Lon Haldeman as a way to offer the long distance cyclist the ultimate cycling vacation. Lon and Susan will offer their experiences for over sixty transcontinental rides to make your PAC Tour as smooth as possible. The support staff is made up of the most professional individuals including many former Race Across America veterans.