"Which of these was a neighbor to the one..."

Mission Partners

"...Go and do likewise." (Luke 10:36-37)

American Rescue Workers

FPCH is constantly gathering non-perishable food and other items to help our mission partners at ARW in Hollidaysburg.

One of our great joys every year is to participate in the annual Christmas4Kids drive to gather gifts for children in the area.

Learn more about ARW

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 

Respected by governments and relief organizations around the globe, this mission arm of the PCUSA has boots on the ground within days, if not hours, of major disasters across our country and around our globe. In the wake of all the recent natural disasters our nation has been facing, PDA has been present, already working to bring hope to our neighbors living so far from us.

Learn more about PDA

Tiger Backpacks

Many young people in our own Hollidaysburg community suffer from food insecurity. Our FPCH family does what it can to serve our young neighbors by collecting food for the Tiger Backpack Program at different points throughout the year to ensure that no child is ever without a meal to eat.

Learn more about Tiger Backpacks

Presbyterian Village in Hollidaysburg

Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Hollidaysburg, PA. Their convenient location near Altoona, Pennsylvania is easy to get to and offers countless life-enriching opportunities. Part of the Presbyterian Senior Living family of communities, they are dedicated and committed to providing older adults with quality service and a meaningful experience. Guided by the life and teachings of Jesus, the mission of Presbyterian Senior Living is to provide compassionate, vibrant and supportive communities and services to promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit. In addition to having several members who live in the Presbyterian Village, our FPCH family is proud to collaborate with them on several projects to bring joy to the residents throughout the year.

More about the Presbyterian Village

Camp Krislund

Nestled on over 800 acres in scenic Centre County, Camp Krislund offers faith-based summer camp programs in addition to year-round conference and retreat facilities. Originally created by a joint task force between the Presbyterians of Huntingdon and Northumberland in the early 1960s. They were joined by Carlisle Presbytery in 1973. Together, the three Presbyteries still share the camp today. Krislund offers a wide variety of summer camp experiences for all ages, including camps for families and grandparents. Their beautiful conference and retreat facilities are available throughout the year for groups, organizations, businesses and individuals. There’s something for everyone at Krislund!

More about Camp Krislund

Blair Hope for Families

Blair Hope for Families is an organization that works to ensure that kids in Blair County within the foster care system have as many of the normal and special events and experiences of childhood that many miss out on. They also work with older children who are "aging out" of the system in order to better to prepare them for adulthood. And, finally, they work with families seeking to adopt in creating forever homes for kids through financial grants to offset expenses. 

Learn more about Blair Hope for Families

Pet Pantry of Hollidaysburg

Housed at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Pet Pantry of Hollidaysburg provides pet food for dogs and cats, along with other occasional supplies for a variety of God's beloved creatures. FPCH is proud and excited to join in collaboration on this project.

Young Life 

The purpose of Young Life is to share with all students the relevant and clear message of the Christian faith and to help them grow in their faith. Young Life in Hollidaysburg meets regularly. They encourage the kids to come hang out with their friends and trained adult leaders at Bestway or some other place locally. They do this to have the chance to have or continue conversation that were begun earlier in the evening. They also have several special events throughout the year.

More about Young Life
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Next Special Offering:
Pentecost

a special offering of the PCUSA

Throughout the year, FPCH joins with other Presbyterian churches throughout the country to gather resources to fund important missions around the world. 

On Pentecost Sunday, June 4th, we will take our annual Pentecost Offering. The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people in Christ and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world. This guide includes examples of effective ways to promote and celebrate the Pentecost Offering. But don't feel limited! Your enthusiasm and creativity are invaluable to this cause. A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children.  60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The remaining 40% of the Pentecost offering will be retained by our congregation and will be going to support Blair Hope for Families to support children and families in the foster system within our own community!

Learn more about the Pentecost Offering & Other Special Offerings