• 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. Funds have been provided for a medical expedition in South Africa, an educational program in Kenya, the Detroit Rescue Mission, and to victims of hurricane Sandy.

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 office@fpchs.org
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. 
          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. 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

  • 8:00am (during the summer) and 10:00am year round
  • Communion served the first Sunday of the month
  • Worship for all ages
  • Special accommodations include wheel chair accessibility, large print bulletins/hymnals, and hearing assist

Church Location

First Presbyterian Church
7940 Cemetery Road
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740

Mailing address: P.O. Box 866, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone: (231) 526-7332
Email: linda@fpchs.org


This Week's Worship

1st Sun of Advent

Sunday Nov. 28
  10:00 am
Streamed online at 10am

Pastor Kip Murphy

"Active Waiting"
 Luke 12:35-40

Dec/Jan Newsletter

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

Here is more information 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.