Mission/Outreach

FirstPresbyterianMission.jpgWe at First Presbyterian Church of Itasca reach out to our local communities as well as our international friends through mission giving and projects.

Our Community

P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)
Our church community feeds, shelters and cares for as many as 40 homeless people on Tuesday of each month from October through May. Other churches and organizations share the hosting at our site on rotating weeks. For more information on P.A.D.S., please click here.

Food Pantry
The Itasca Food Pantry provides food and household essentials to families in need.  The Itasca Food Pantry is open every Saturday, from 9:00 - 11:00am, and volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church of Itasca are responsible for staffing during the months of May and November.  The Itasca Food Pantry is served by local churches and the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Itasca Walk-In Ministry
The people of our faith communities and service organizations unite in partnership to provide compassionate, effective, non-duplicated emergency assistance to people in need within our community.  For additional information, you can contact Itasca Walk-In Ministry directly at 630-467-0133 or click here to go to their website.

Quilting for Mission
The Quilting for Mission group is responsible for making quilts for needy children.  Most of our quilts have been sent to a mission in Mongolia and have also been donated for use in the Chicago area.  We have an annual quilt sale and the proceeds are used to buy material to make more quilts, with any excess money being donated to a mission of our choice.

You don't need to be a member of the church to join our group, and we are always looking for more volunteers.  Sewing skills are wonderful but not necessary.  We have a great time working together to help children in need.

Resurrection Resale Shop

Our World

Heifer International
Heifer Project is a mission project sponsored by the children and youth of our congregation.  Farm animals and plants are sent to poor families in the USA and around the world.  Each family receiving an animal "pay it forward" by giving the first born of their animal to another family in need in their community.  For more information on Heifer Project, please click here.