Give to FPC

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Malachi 3:10 (ESV)

Everything is God’s. He is the reason for everything! Giving is a part of our worship. At First Presbyterian we give joyfully and confidently knowing that God will bless the gifts we give. Our hands are open as He uses us to further His Kingdom. It has been said that you can tell nearly everything about a person by the way they spend their money. Whether you are tithing in obedience to Malachi 3:10 or contributing over and above your tithe as an act of sacrificial generosity, your money will help us minister God’s hope and healing to our community and beyond.

We give out of gratitude and love, not for fear of anything negative in our lives. You can give your gift safely and securely online - this is one of the easiest ways to give to our church. Thank you.

Your donations help support our missions

Serving is at the heart of a transformed, authentic, Christ-centered life. As a missional community, we are called to respond to all aspects of Jesus’ ministry: spiritual, physical and social transformation. It’s about moving our resources and ourselves in response to human need while acknowledging that our impetus to do so is found only in Jesus Christ. We want to inspire the hearts and minds of the people of First Presbyterian to connect and engage with a courageous faith to advance God’s kingdom agenda.

To that end, we have identified four focus areas for our support. Locally and globally, these are the places that our skills, experience and resources meet. 

Child & Family Advocacy

  • Tumaini Children’s Center, Nyeri, Kenya
  • Hannah's Hope, Reading, PA – ministry to single mothers
  • Compassion International – sponsoring children’s education and support
  • Mercy Community Crisis Pregnancy Center, Reading, PA – alternatives to abortion
  • Opportunity House, Reading, PA – Shelter, food, education
  • Practical Compassion, Pont Sonde, Haiti – clinics, schools and digging wells
  • Wisdom 31, Reading, PA – English as a Second Language

Fighting Poverty

  • Freedom Gate, Reading, PA – Aftercare and discipleship for former prisoners
  • HOPE International, Lancaster, PA – Microfinance bringing people out of poverty
  • SHARE (Salvation Army), Reading, PA – Emergency assistance to people in poverty
  • Local Soup Kitchen, South Sixth Street, Reading, PA
  • Hope Rescue Mission, Reading, PA

Church Planting & Support

  • Dave & Jeanne Dougherty Leadership Coaching Overseas Missionary Fellowship Far East
  • Ned & Marisol Farnsworth: Christian radio station manager, Ecuador
  • Jon & Tracy Eide Mission to the World, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Ned & Marisol Farnsworth Liebenzell Ministries Ibarra, Ecuador
  • Paul Friesen The Antioch Partners, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Jim & Ellie Jewell, Lusaka and Luampa, Zambia Serving in Mission
  • Amanda Keeney, Church Planting in Odessa, Ukraine with The Evangelical Alliance Mission
  • Washington Presbyterian Church, Reading, PA
  • Dr. Mel Sensenig, Theologian in Residence, Reading, PA with In Faith

Indigenous Discipleship

  • Marta Carriker, Florianopolis, Brazil – Presbyterian Church (USA) 
  • Bryan & Tori Hinton, Baltimore, MD – Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Bob & Debbie Lehman, Manila, Philippines – Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Jack Nelson, King of Prussia, PA – President Worldlink International
  • Reading Berks Conference of Churches