Overview of the Program

Living out the call of Jesus Christ, FPCP’s Local Mission Committee reaches out with hearts and hands to those in need within our local communities.  The committee recommends groups and agencies within our local communities for financial support, increases awareness and participation within the congregation for local mission and coordinates local mission and outreach activities within FPCP.

The Local Mission Committee seeks to share the Good News of Christ’s saving grace by providing food for the hungry; housing for the homeless; medical care for the ill; counsel for the troubled through direct assistance or through Christian agencies that support those in need and those less fortunate within this community and the greater Detroit Presbytery.

The FPCP Thrift Shop collects and sells gently-used clothing and household goods at  low prices and donates its proceeds to a variety of Christian missions through the Local Mission Committee.

Ministry Focus

The FPCP Local Mission Committee supports organizations with monetary and periodic hands-on support as follows:


Crossroads – feeds the hungry and homeless by preparing a meal annually at Crossroads.



Samaritan Counseling – provides counsel for individuals, couples (including premarital), and families, and training for clergy, therapists and professionals.



Salvation Army – provides food and financial assistance.








Kids Hope USA Partnership with FPCP – provides one-on-one mentors for elementary school and middle school at-risk children in need.


United Way – provides food and financial assistance.


First Step – provides shelter and domestic violence assistance for victims and their families.




Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care – helps Michigan foster children with financial assistance, clothes and other donations.

For upcoming activities to support children in foster care, visit FPCP’s Foster Care page.



Guest Meals coordinated by Cass Community Social Services. This project provides breakfast each year at the First United Methodist Church Plymouth, where Detroit-based guests stay for the week. Volunteers for this activity make a 2-hour commitment to prep, cook and serve food purchased by the Local Mission Committee.



Second Mile Center – provides financial and other assistance for religious-centered (Presbyterian) programs for children and families on Detroit’s east side.



Northville Civic Concern – provides food and financial support for needy Northville residents.


Calvin East – provides financial support for serving and providing food/meals to this Presbyterian Church on Detroit’s east side.

The First Presbyterian Church also offers opportunities every third Thursday of the month to go to Fort Street Presbyterian’s Open Door Mission in Detroit to feed the hungry. Contact Chuck Hodge at 734-453-0291 for more information or sign up on the sheet posted on the Mission bulletin board.

What Else Can I Do To Help?

Kroger Community Rewards Program


As a Kroger Plus Card shopper, for every dollar you spend at a Kroger store, a percentage of the total of your bill can be designated for FPCP. To participate in this FREE program, you must be enrolled through your Kroger Plus Shopper’s card in the Kroger Community Rewards program, designating FPCP as your recipient organization. If you are already enrolled, you should see ‘First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth’ at the bottom of your receipt.

Why not ask your relatives, friends and others to link their Kroger Plus Shopper’s card with FPCP, too! It’s easy and free. If you have any questions, please contact Stu Dodge at 734-453-6464, ext. 116 or Jean Krause at 734-416-1760.

Kroger Rewards Instructions

How can I find out more about Mission programs at FPCP?

The Local Mission Committee typically meets at 7:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Media Center.

You can check the church calendar or the weekly bulletin, or look on the Mission Bulletin Board (first floor main hallway by the stairs), for information on upcoming events and to sign up to participate in mission activities and events.