Mission & Outreach

Mission and outreach efforts at the First Presbyterian Church of Willoughby supports global, national, regional, and local missions. We strive to be a rainbow of hope to those in need by sharing the abundance in our lives. Much help is always needed and there are sure to be activities that interest you, so please help make a difference!

  • Free Food Mondays: (4:00-4:30pm every week) Help is needed to set up, sort, and distribute food to local families (Monday afternoon); pick up at Panera (Saturday and Monday before 9am); and pick up at Chipotle (Monday, Wednesday and Friday before 11am)
  • Renee Jones Empowerment Center: The Center spoke with our congregation and our children presented Renee Jones with personal care items to distribute. We feel moved to continue supporting the center with their important mission of empowering young women in our area.
  • Project Hope for the Homeless: (May) Willoughby Presbyterian supports this important auction that helps local families that are struggling to obtain a place to live.
  • Charity Auction: (May) Our church raises money for Willoughby Presbyterian food ministries.
  • Walk for Hunger: (May) For this annual walk we raised over $400, which means more than 400 meals for families in Cleveland. Please join us next year; as always, if you aren’t a walker consider sponsoring one.
  • Lake County Community Network (LCCN) Annual Auction: (July) Willoughby Presbyterian sells raffle tickets and transports auction items from LCCN to St. John Vianney Party Center.
  • North Church partnership: (August) Help is needed to set up, serve and clean up Sunday and Thursday meals at the beautiful new Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries’ Sering Center.
  • Dougbe Presbyterian School of Liberia, Africa: (ongoing) We make school supply bags for the children and plan to have a special program about this awesome school and how our congregation can help support it.
  • Thanksgiving food collection for the LCCN: (November) Each year our church assists the Lake County Community Network with this important local food distribution.
  • Christmas Giving Tree: (December) – Pick a name from the tree in the narthex and purchase requested gifts for local children and families who are struggling during the holiday season.
  • Holiday Shopping for the LCCN: (December) This is an opportunity to shop for local families with a budget and a Wal-Mart discount.

Luke 3:10: “He who as two coats, let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”