Externally Serving

Global & National Missions

Going back for generations, our congregation has supported God’s work beyond our local community. We are proud to be a part of worthwhile mission projects in our nation and around the world.


To fulfill the second half of our mission statement and to be truly externally serving, many members of FPC gladly give of their time and energy and are actively involved in various outreach programs within the Marion/Cedar Rapids community. There are other local missions that we support with our prayers and financial gifts.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry
Churches of Marion Food Pantry

The Churches of Marion Pantry is an non-discrimination, ecumenical group of eleven Marion and Cedar Rapids churches organized in 1982 to meet the emergency food needs of area families. The participating churches supply funds, food, and distribution volunteers. 

The Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 and operates from the Mission House of First Presbyterian Church.


FLY stands for Feeding Lunch to Youth.  A few years ago some of the local teachers got together and talked about the students who rely on hot lunch programs at their schools.

Helping Hands Store

HELPING HANDS Store  is a First Presbyterian Church of Marion mission project that provides clothing and limited household items to people of low income in the surrounding area.   The store is located  in the Mission House.  It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Donations are accepted during this time or may be brought to the church during business hours. There is a drop box for donations inside the alley entry to the church.

Local Missions We Support

Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation Eleven churches in Marion are working together to provide affordable living to senior citizens with low incomes.

Marion Cares

This is a grass roots non-profit organization that serves the needs of children and youth in the Marion community.  It is faith based and focuses on moral guidance, academics, technology education, recreation, family and social needs.

AA & Al-Anon

A chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meets weekly on Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. year round in the church Social Hall.