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Missions / Community Outreach

The Missions Ministry is all about engaging with people.

Where the term mission applies to people and places that are outside the U.S., the term community outreach applies to people and places here inside of Santa Clara. Both forms of engagement are important in our commission to build God’s kingdom.

Our missions elder, Pastor Pat Novak, is responsible for seeing to the planning and successful execution of our mission and outreach efforts.

Mission Trip to Mexico

Our summer mission trip to Mexico to a town about 90 minutes outside of Mexico City was an amazing success.

To read about what the team worked on while there, and view photos that are each worth 1000 words, visit the Mexico Missions Trip page.

Shoebox Outreach

This year marks a full twelve years that our church has been filling shoeboxes to send to children in far off places. It is also our fourth year acting as part of the shoebox collection network.

Read more about our current shoebox activities, and consider joining in on the fun.

Annual Thanksgiving Outreach Luncheon

Each year, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara hosts a free Thanksgiving meal for people in our community. Open to all, this traditional Thanksgiving meal is served complete with turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed and sweet potato, and all the fixin’s. It all happens in the church social hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information about joining in on the feast or helping with the service, please contact the church office.