First Presbyterian Church Napa has a long history serving others through our mission initiatives in the City of Napa, the Napa Valley, the United States, and internationally.
One of our signature efforts was the creation of The Table, an all-volunteer free-meal program operated by more than two dozen local community and faith groups and hosted at our church facility.
We also support mission activities throughout the year, such as Backpack Blessings for children in the Napa Shelters, Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event, and filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, to name a few.
There are plenty of opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ in our homes, in our community, and throughout the world.
Backpack Blessings 2020
We're excited to once again be partnering with Abode Services to provide back to school supplies for families in transitional housing here in Napa. This is especially important considering the difficulties families are facing due to loss of income from COVID-19 closures. Here is a list of school supplies to donate:
- notebooks (wide or college rule)
- paper (wide or college rule)
- colored pencils
- pencil sharpeners
- pencil cases
During this time of sheltering at home in response to COVID-19, we continue to reach out to those in our church and community. While The Table is closed in order to follow social distancing guidelines, we continue to provide a place for meal preparation for the South Napa Shelter. In addition, we encourage anyone who is able to sew face coverings to participate in this effort. Please contact JoAnna Chocooj at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and supplies.
Operation Christmas Child 2019
A huge thank you to all who contributed to Operation Christmas Child in 2019! We packaged a total of 218 boxes through your hard work, donations, and enthusiasm for this long-standing mission project of our church and Friendship Class.
(P.S. Don’t forget that you can save items all year long!) Thank You!
Rise Against Hunger Event 2019
Many thanks to those who donated to and participated in our Rise Against Hunger event on Saturday, September 14, 2019! This was our fourth year of hosting, and we are so appreciative of your support and enthusiasm for such a worthy cause. Your willingness to serve will make a difference in at least 10,000 lives, and many more besides. Once the meals are shipped, we will be contacted by Rise Against Hunger to let us know of their final destination. We’ll keep you posted!
Coming in 2021: We're partnering with the Napa United Methodist Church to package over 20,000 meals! Stay tuned for more information early next year. Thanks for your continued support!