Spotlight: Eureka-Tokyo Homestay
First Presbyterian Church in Eureka participates in an exchange program with students from Japan. Every other summer, students from Keisen School in Tokyo, Japan spend just over two weeks in Eureka, California. Students stay with host families, attend Triumphant Life Camp, and go on field trips throughout Humboldt County. In alternate years, youth from First Presbyterian visit Tokyo.
Participating in Homestay and hosting students are unforgettable experiences.
We support many local, national and worldwide missions, with our prayers, volunteer service, and finances. When a need arises, whether it's supporting the underprivileged portion of our own community, or providing financial assistance after an international disaster, we aim to serve and bless others whenever we're able.
LOCAL MISSIONS & OUTREACH
- Betty Kwan Chinn Outreach & Center
You're welcome to join us on the second Saturday of each month, when a group of volunteers from First Presbyterian gathers at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center to prepare sandwiches for the homeless.
- Food For People
Since 1979, Food for People has worked to provide access to healthy, nutritious foods and eliminate hunger in our community.
- Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Humboldt State University
We support the Humboldt State University of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Danielle Knight's ministry at HSU. Learn more about InterVarsity, a national organization ministering to college students through local chapters like ours.
- Foster Love
Each month, a group of our members and friends gather in the Church kitchen to prepare freezer meals for local foster families. Ingredients are supplied; just bring your apron (if you have one) and a willing heart and hands.
A sewing group meets monthly to sew pillowcases for foster children moving into a new home. Bring your sewing machine; we have lots of material!
NATIONAL & WORLDWIDE MISSIONS
- Chidamoyo Christian Hospital, Zimbabwe
Kathy McCarty has established two hospitals in Africa to which we send financial support for medical supplies
- Samaritan’s Purse
- In Christ in Schools
IN COORDINATION WITH PC(USA) & THE PRESBYTERY OF THE REDWOODS
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
- Two Cents a Meal
The Two Cents a Meal offering is received on the second Sunday of each month. 25% of this offering is retained by our congregation to fight hunger in our community. 75% is forwarded to the Presbytery of the Redwoods, and helps fund grants to hunger projects by the Hunger Task Force.
We also participate in a variety of special offerings, including One Great Hour of Sharing, our Lenten offering, and the Pentecost offering received on June 9th and benefiting at-risk children and youth.