local outreach

We believe in giving, not just of our finances, but of our time and gifts in our community. Throughout the year we look for opportunities to serve the needs of those around us. Whether that be through a clothing drive or a gathering of supplies for a family going through a difficult time. 


A major portion of our church budget goes to local organizations. We believe the church is called to care for the community beyond the walls of the church. The organizations we support are: Community Action and Head Start, Kemmerer Village, Habitat for Humanity, Logan County Health Dept. and Dental Services, Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry, Storybook Prison Ministry, The Oasis, The Angel Tree Ministry through Christian Village of Lincoln, Illinois,
Christian Child Care, Inc., Coats for Kids, the Joyce Kinzie Memorial Blood Bank Drive, HCP Healthy Behaviors Task Force, and Martin Luther King Scholarship - Lincoln College.

food pantry

This congregation has a unique relationship with the Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry. Not only do we supply them with fresh produce from the community garden in the summer months, but we collect a specific item for them each month. Each month we focus on toilet paper or paper towels, or shampoo and collect as much as we can for the food pantry. Often we collect over 200 units of the item of the month and deliver it to them. This provides a niche for us to meet the real needs of the people of our community and to make sure we offer as much as we can to them in Christ's name.

ANnual Church BBQ

For more than 35 years, First Presbyterian Church has been dishing up BBQ, cakes and pie to the Lincoln community every summer. This is a church-wide project that helps to fund  our financial support of many local missions. Contact a church member, or the church office, if you'd like tickets.


July 18, 2018

4:30 - 7 p.m.

Tickets: $9 in advance, $10 at the door, children 6 and under dine-in for free

Food For Thought

First Presbyterian Church began the Food for Thought program in order to provide food for school children who may go hungry on weekends throughout the school year. Children who receive nutritious food on the weekends will have better health and more energy, which leads to better attendance and improved learning outcomes. This food is a supplement to what families can already provide through their own resources, state food programs, and local food pantries.
We are currently serving free/reduced fee lunch program children at Northwest Elementary School.