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Local Missions Supported

First Presbyterian Church supports these organizations active in the Grand Junction area and across the Western Slope. Click on an organization for even more information.
Interested in missions?  Contact the church office or e-mail the Director of Outreach for more information on how you can get involved!

The Christ Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all students on the Colorado Mesa University campus. We cooperate with Christian organizations and churches of many denominations in Mesa County to help Christian students grow in their faith and share the Gospel message with their fellow students. The Four Winds Coffee Shop is located in The Christ Center.
Mesa State College Clubs & Organizations
Christian Student Fellowship
A non-denominational, non-profit, Bible-based, Christian ministry at Colorado Mesa University for college-age people. "Christian fellowship, worship, prayer, support, and service."  Contact Phone: (970) 248-1170

Grand Junction Community Food Bank
Emergency food supplies for those in need in Grand Junction and the surrounding area. The Food Bank is located at  200 Spruce Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Contact Phone: (970) 640-0336

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
We seek to provide spiritually mature, equipped, and motivated Christian chaplains to serve in correctional facilities nationally and internationally. To meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention. Locally, chaplins are in the Mesa County and Delta County Jails.

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach is the collaborative effort of many churches and individuals offering emergency services to people in need. One such outreach is the Soup Kitchen.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is an organization providing the opportunity of home ownership for hard working families with a demonstrated need. Habitat does not provide welfare housing. It provides a self-help program to families who are doing everything they can but cannot qualify for affordable housing. Homes are not a “hand out” but a “hand up” for these families. Habitat families are enrolled into the self-help program and are expected to help build their home in a partnership with Habitat.

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is a non-profit corporation committed to meeting the critical housing needs of men, women and children who are homeless in Mesa County, Colorado. HomewardBound of the Grand Valley operates the Grand Junction Homeless Shelter, which provides year-round emergency shelter.

Hope of the Grand Valley
Hope of the Grand Valley is a local organization offering those without hope the love and hope of Jesus Messiah. This is accomplished through practical assistance including help with shelter, food, transportation, employment and health needs.

Kairos Prison Ministry
The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. Locally, the Kairos Ministry serves the Rifle and Delta Correctional Centers.


Kids Aid
Kids Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the needs of children, with a primary focus on supplying food to hungry kids. In collaboration with Mesa County School District 51, our Backpack Program sends food donations home with children who otherwise would go hungry over the weekend.


Marillac Clinic
Marillac is a community clinic providing high quality health care to uninsured Mesa County residents with low and moderate incomes. While Marillac is not a free clinic, it is designed to serve low and moderate income, uninsured and under-insured individuals and families, who pay a portion of the cost of their care on a sliding scale. Marillac Clinic offers a wide range of health care services, including: Medical, Dental, Optical, Medications, MAP Program, and Integrated Mental Health Care.

Operation Christmas Child

First Presbyterian Church participates in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox event each year in October and November.  Join us Christmas season in preparing Christmas shoe boxes filled with things that children in other countries could use.  

 The Rescue Mission is equipped to serve the homeless men in Grand Junction with a warm meal, a hot shower, and warm bed. Currently, only men stay at the Rescue Mission, which is located at 550 South Avenue in Grand Junction. The Rescue Mission is part of Lighthouse Ministries. Contact Phone:  (970) 243-4230.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Working with the local Salvation Army, First Presbyterian Church  puts up a tree in the church with gift tags to select to buy a small gift for a child who might not receive a gift at Christmas.

Souper Bowl of Caring

On Super Bowl weekend we join with the national Super Bowl of Caring organization to collect food for the local food bank, homeless shelter, and soup kitchen.

The House 
The House provides temporary safe shelter for the estimated 100 homeless teens on the Western Slope and is the only licensed shelter for homeless, unaccompanied teens in the area. At The House, teens can find shelter, hope and compassion and receive considerable placement assistance from qualified staff as well as medical care and counseling. The goal is to help them transition to places where they can move towards self-sufficiency and stability.

The Parenting Place
The Parenting Place of Western Colorado is made up of local professionals who are dedicated to reducing the stress of parenting and promoting nurturing families through outreach, support and education.

The Pregnancy Center
The Pregnancy Center provides education, love and support to women in our community as they make important pregnancy decisions. We offer counsel on the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of pregnancy and information concerning available options. We are aware that a pregnancy can become a crisis when it is complicated by broken relationships, family tensions, poor timing, health concerns, financial difficulties and school or career pressures. An unplanned pregnancy or crisis pregnancy does not necessitate making uninformed or impulsive decisions.

Young Life
Grand Valley Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them and that they can have lots of fun in a safe environment. Young Life is active in 10 high schools, middle schools and other outreach locations in the Grand Valley and is making a difference in kids' lives.

YoungLives offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future, while treating each mom and her child or children with unconditional love and respect. YoungLives mentors provide friendship, parenting advice and help meeting the practical demands of raising a child. At YoungLives club and camp, moms get to socialize and have fun while their babies get the best possible care.  Local Contact Phone:  (970) 201-6751.

During the Christmas season, First Presbyterian Church partners with four nursing homes to provide Christmas gifts for nursing home residents who have no family in town.

Each January, First Presbyterian Church holds a one-day Mission Fair for non-profit organizations to have a table in our Fellowship Hall and share with people about their mission.