Service Opportunities

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  • You can help an aspiring family begin a new life in a home of their own.  Join First Presbyterian in making this a reality for worthy families.  Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County is a nonprofit organization that builds communities and improves lives by eliminating substandard housing and creating affordable homeownership possibilities for meticulously selected, deeply loving, socially aspirational, but economically underfunded families. Via Habitat, a family canco-own their very first home with a mortgage holder arranged by Habitat For Humanity with a loan paid down over time. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child deserves a safe, comfortable place to call home. Since its inception in 1985, Habitat has built over 215 homes for over 1,000 family members in Fairfield County. FPCG is honored to commit volunteer resources to this valued organization year after year. 

  • Ample supply of blood throughout the country can truly mean the difference between life and death.  In partnership with the Red Cross, FPCG is proud to host four (4) blood drives annually that encourage and support blood donations from both members and the outside community.  Our Fellowship Hall provides a large, airy, and safe environment, while our service dogs, live soothing music, and healthy snacks create a warm and comforting environment for donors.  Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming Blood Drive events!

  • F-ORB is dedicated to raising awareness, understanding and acknowledgement of racial attitudes within ourselves and our community, to promote dialogue and to work toward anti-racism efforts that will offer hope and change, as well as a deeper understanding of how racism, systemic or personal, affects us all. 

    Our Goals:

    1. Raise awareness of the issues in our community.

    2. Promote Dialogue and understanding.

    3. Support organizations who are engaged in educating black, Latino, and low income young people in our area including (but not limited to):

      • Horizons

      • Student Sponsor Partners

      • Other churches in need in our area

    We welcome your engagement in this important initiative!

  • Haiti is a country relentlessly plagued by political turmoil, poverty, earthquakes and hurricanes.  FPCG has been committed to servicing and supporting our brothers and sisters in this beleaguered country for decades.  Most recently we completed the construction of the first structurally-sound school in the village of St. Marc’s.  Thanks to those efforts, over 300 children can enjoy safe and comfortable schooling, while the building itself can serve as a safe haven for the community in times of environmental disasters.  

    We look forward to the post-Covid days when we can reinstate our annual mission trip to personally interact with and serve the people of St. Marc’s, Haiti.

  • The Global Partnership to End Human Trafficking (PHET) is a charitable organization aimed at providing sustainable, long term support to end human trafficking, sadly the largest and fastest growing illegal business in the world. According to the International Labor Organization there are approximately 40 million people owned, trapped and controlled by slave marketers. PEHT has a proven track record of success called Thistle Farms, featuring a 2-yr residential and recovery process providing housing, food medical, therapy, educational, job training and job opportunities in their social enterprise program for women at risk.  

    First Presbyterian Church along with 5 other local churches is part of the Set Free Church Coalition to promote the establishment and ongoing support of a residential recovery and rehabilitation program for women survivors of sexual trafficking in Fairfield County, CT. Using a holistic approach, the alliance supports a restoration environment for women to live the abundant life that God created them to have. To date, we’ve  joyfully created a home in Bridgeport for 4-6 at-risk women, providing emotional, psychological, and educational support programs, in addition to or As part of the FPCG commitment, our youth group ‘adopted’ the third floor vocational room. Over the past few months, both youth and adult volunteers have spent endless hours cleaning, painting, and decorating….ultimately creating a comfortable, light-filled space for support group sessions, yoga and therapeutic art projects.