Mission & Outreach
During the year 2016 First Presbyterian Church provided total funding of $158,718 to support those in need locally, regionally, and around the world. The money came from five major sources: funds appropriated by Session through its operating budget, a designated mission fund within the Church Foundation, funds from four Special Offerings, General Assembly causes supported by per capita giving, and funds contributed to special outreach mission programs initiated by various committees of the church. The funding was allocated as follows: Parish and Community Causes 45%; Causes Approved by General Assembly 20%; Designated gifts 16%; Overseas and National Causes 15%; Synod and Presbytery Causes 11%.
In 2016 First Presbyterian Church continued to focus on key themes of mitigating hunger and homelessness locally and internationally. FPC is a major contributor to several critical food banks in Fort Wayne, providing over $41,000 in purchased food in addition to generous individual food gifts from the congregation in monthly collections.