• First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Outreach Activities

MISSION, a word that is not taken lightly at FPCHS. A dedicated and passionate Mission Team actively seeks to translate this word into meaningful action by serving God’s people wherever and whenever need is demonstrated.

Volunteer work, as well as financial aid, is provided throughout the community and elsewhere. Emphasis is first placed on local needs such as Manna, the Harbor Springs Food Pantry, and the Community Free Clinic. Organizations serving children, seniors, women, and the homeless are assisted. Even though the focus is local, world needs are always considered. In 2012 funds were provided for a medical expedition in South Africa, an educational program in Kenya, the Detroit Rescue Mission, and to victims of hurricane Sandy.

To raise funds in 2012 the Mission Team sponsored a concert in the summer and a cookie walk at Christmas time. Plans are being made for more exciting activities to include mission trips in and outside the local area.

If you have a passion for mission work and helping those in need, come join us and help us continue to prove by our actions that we are truly a Christ-centered, missional church that proclaims the Word of God and demonstrates the relevance of his Word to all people.

Stephen Ministry is one mission of First Presbyterian Church. The program equips laypeople to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
  As trained laypersons, the Stephen Ministers, congregation members with gifts for care giving receive 50 hours of training in providing Emotional and Spiritual Care. This trained Stephen Minister pledges to “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for an hour each week for as long as there is a need, and, to faithfully attend Small Group Supervision meetings twice each month.

Stephen Ministers care for people facing tough times!

Hospitalization, death of a loved one, divorce, loneliness, unemployment or a job crisis, aging, terminal illness, chronic illness, recovery from an accident. 
If you or someone you know might benefit from being a care-receiver, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn about becoming a trained Stephen Minister.

NW Michigan Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Together with you, we share a vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, and where housing poverty and homelessness are eliminated.

The local Habitat International affiliate is supported through the mission dollars of FPCHS and the helping hands of FPCHS church members.  FPCHS missional dollars have helped support individual Habitat builds over the last ten + years through the provision of tool and build material funding.  Recently, Habitat gratefully received a grant to assist with the development of an eight home land parcel for low income homeowners in Alanson.  Currently Habitat is accepting applications for not only new home builds for lower income families, but also for exterior repairs under the A Brush With Kindness label, a new service for existing, lower income homeowners who are challenged to repair or care for their home. NW Michigan Habitat for Humanity serves Emmet and Charlevoix Counties, and has built 40 homes since 1990. The affiliate offices and ReStore are located on M-119 in Harbor Springs in the Harbor Plaza between Conway and Pleasantview Roads.
          Many volunteer opportunities exist on varying schedules for tasks ranging from general office help, to working in the ReStore, and for building or repairing actual homes.  For upcoming volunteer Workbee dates, please call Gina Stegehuis or Mandy Martin at 231/348-6926. Donations to the Habitat ReStore on M-119 (Harbor Plaza) are gratefully accepted with scheduled pickups by a Habitat Driver by calling Meghan Mitchell at 347-8440.  Habitat shares with you the joy of lifting up a family in need right in our community!  Thank you for your support!

Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry

Food for our local food pantry is received in the grocery cart in the narthex. Cans of hearty soup are needed every month with additional alternating non-perishables. Requested food stocks, by month, are on posted on the grocery cart. The Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Holy Childhood Community Center building (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon every non-holiday Monday for anyone in need in the Harbor Springs area.

Join Us for Worship

  • 10:00 a.m. Sunday (8am & 10am Sundays - June through August)
  • Worship for all ages
  • Children attend Children's Church after the welcome & children's message
  • Nursery care available
  • Refreshments in the Gathering Place
  • Special accommodations include wheel chair accessibility, large print bulletins/hymnals, and hearing assist
  • Communion takes place the first Sunday of the month

Church Location

First Presbyterian Church
7940 Cemetery Road
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
(Mailing address:
P.O. Box 866, H.S. 49740)
Phone: (231) 526-7332
Office Hours:M-F 8:00am-4:00pm


This Week's Worship


Feb. 23


 "Firm Footing"

 Pastor Kip Murphy

Sunday's Bulletin

Sunday's Announcement

 December/January NEWSLETTER

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We are a Stephen Ministry church offering Christ-centered care and support, one to another.

For more info on our Stephen Ministry program

Learn about becoming a trained Stephen Minister

Prayers Needed?
Do you know someone who you would like to be added to our prayer list or who needs a visitation? Please let them know first, and then call the office (526-7332). We will ask for the correct name spelling and any other information that they would like to be shared with our Deacons. Stephen Ministers are also available to support these needs.