outreach




outreach

We take seriously Christ's Great Commission from Matthew 20:18 to go into the world making disciples of all nations.  Our church does not exist for itself, but to better the lives of those with whom we come in contact.
 
Our congregation supports the work and mission of Christ locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.  We support missionaries through the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination. 
 
 
 
Our church takes an active part in the Billings Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) helping needy families in the Billings area.  About every 10 weeks our church provides housing for families involved in IHN.  We also provide food and activities during this time.

 
Time and Talents Coming on Sunday, November 13
Join us after worship on Sunday, November 11 for our annual Time and Talents Event.  We encourage everyone to bring an item that will be sold with all proceeds going to support missions.  Ideas range from something that can be baked, crafted, built, carved, painted, refinished, or something donated from your professional field.  This is a unique event that encourages people to be creative, highlighting your God-gifted talents for the glory of God.  Items can be brought to the church any time prior to the 11th.  A free soup and bread luncheon will accompany this special event.   
 
Noisy Offering was received on Sunday, Oct. 30
$297 was received during worship on October 30 with our special Noisy Offering.  These funds will support our "Prayer Shawl Ministry."  This special ministry provides blankets to those in our church and community with a blanket of love and compassion.  Monies raised will go to offset costs of supplies in making these special shawls.  We receive a Noisy Offering about four times a year when we invite people to bring their loose change to support local mission projects.
 
Mission Meet and Eats occur about 4 times a year.  These gatherings are held after church on those Sunday with a meal included.  Special projects are offered for on these Sundays as well.  Some projects that we have completed in the past include making sandwiches for the food bank, making blankets for needy children, raising money for Heifer Project International, and knitting hand towels for the local homeless shelter. 
 
  
Our congregation also has a strong Stephen Ministry program, which helps people develop skills to assist others through difficult times.  Stephen Ministry is a interdenominational program that trains people to care for others in one-on-one relationships.  Stephen Ministers helps others who are grieving the loss of a relative, loss of job, illness, or another life altering transition.  To learn more about this program, we invite you to visit our Stephen Ministry page on this website.
 
 
The work of the deacons provide care to those in our congregation and community.  Twelve men and women from our congregation currently serve as deacons.  The deacons meet once a month.
 
We are making an effort to reach out to the students at Rocky Mountain College and MSU-Billings as college years are usually a formative time for faith development.
 
 
 
 
 









First Presbyterian Church in Billings, Montana