Mission Experiences

Mission Trips: The youth of First Church have the opportunity to serve on a number of mission trips before they graduate from high school. These trips involve youth that are willing to commit to hard work, responsible behavior, and Christian servant hood.
2010 Summer Trip – Lynn, MA
2011 Summer Trip – Cannonsburg, PA
2012 Summer Trip – Harrisburg, PA
2013 Summer Trip – Dominican Republic
2014 Summer Trip – Sandy Relief, NJ
2015 Summer Trip – Taylorsville, NC
2016 Summer Trip – Harrisburg, PA
2017 Summer Trip – Wasilla, AK
2018 Summer Trip – Brooklyn, NY
2019 Summer Trip – Conway, SC
2020 Summer Trip – Harrisburg, PA

Interested in this year’s trip?  Look for information on the “Events and Activities” page.

Service Opportunities

Sleep Out for the Homeless: On the weekend preceding Thanksgiving , the youth of the church sleep outside in boxes to raise awareness of the homeless in our nation. They raise funds, which are given to local agencies that care for those in need.

Vacation Bible School: Every summer, the youth volunteer their time to support this community outreach ministry offered through our children’s department.

Bagging at Mission Central and Isaiah 61:  Youth can participate in these church wide opportunities that happens the third Wednesday of each month.  See the bulletin for more information.

Bethesda Mobil Mission:  Several times each year we support an evening of outreach as offered through Bethesda Mobile Mission. This mission seeks to offer hot drinks, food, and warm clothing to those sleeping on the streets of Harrisburg.

Operation Christmas Child:  The youth join in the church wide effort of packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Weekly Partnership