First Pres partners with multiple organizations to do annual outreach events within our community.  We provide both financial support and volunteers for these events.

  • hope of the grand valley

    HOPE of the Grand Valley is a local Mesa County nonprofit that was founded in 2008.  Their mission is to provide support and a hand up to hard-working parents that still find it hard to make ends meet at times.  HOPE of the Grand Valley provides a hand up not a hand out; by fostering and encouraging independence for hardworking, low-income families.  First Pres has been part of Hope of the Grand Valley since its beginning.  In addition to financial contributions, First Pres members spend time volunteering for special events held by Hope including the 5/10k run/walk and the Christmas family event.

  • camp hope

    Camp Hope's mission is to help kids realize that they are Loved, Valued, and Created for Purpose.  They do this by providing camp experiences at no charge.  They equip them with God's tools to:  become leaders in their communities, work through difficult situations using conflict resolution skills; and build self-confidence through positive image, respect for others and for themselves.  First Pres provides financial support and sends our members to help at the camp.

  • habitat for humanity

    Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries.  Habitat's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Habitat works toward their vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.  First Pres has partnered with Habitat for sixteen years, providing financial support and participating in an annual Habitat Build Day during which 15 to 20 First Pres members join together to help build a local house. 

    Our build day was held on Saturday, October 7, 2023. More information on our next build day in October 2024 will be posted in Fall 2024.

  • Fellowship of christian athletes fields of faith

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time.  Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.  FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping, and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.  One of their special events each year is Fields of Faith night.  Students, teachers, churches, and community members come together to learn, sing, hear testimonies, and pray for students, teachers, and our community.  First Pres is a sponsor and participates in this event annually in the Grand Valley.


    Colorado Mesa University has eleven Christian groups on campus.  These groups work together under the name "Common Grounds" to make sure that any student inquiring about Christ can join a group that fits their needs.  They hold an annual event called "Meat the Freshman" during which they feed over 1000 students steak and all the fixings.  The event is in August at the CMU Plaza.  First Pres has been part of the event since its beginning in 2009.  We provide financial support and 20 to 30 volunteers to help with the event. Contact Debe Colby to volunteer (970-242-1923 or outreach@firstpresgj.org).

  • Orchard avenue elementary school

    Orchard Avenue Elementary School is one of 25 elementary schools in District 51. First Pres adopted Orchard Avenue to provide support for students and teachers alike. We run an after-school Good News Club.  We provide quarterly breakfast's or lunches for the teachers and staff at the school.  We also provide special gift bags and surprises for teachers and staff throughout the year.  We have partnered with the school for over 15 years.

  • bookcliff middle school "the wardrobe"

    "The Wardrobe" (from The Chronicles of Narnia") at Bookcliff Middle School exists to serve students and families by providing clothing and personal care items to those in their middle school community.  The Wardrobe is open every day after school.  Parents and students are always welcome.  First Pres provides financial support and collects needed personal care items for the program.

  • empty bowls

    Catholic Outreach's mission is to proclaim the dignity and worth of each person, respond to human needs, while striving to show the compassion of Christ. Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for the Soup Kitchen at Catholic Outreach.  A ticket buys a beautiful handmade pottery bowl (bowls are made and donated by over 60 potters in the Grand Valley), gourmet soup made by one of thirty culinary restaurants in the Valley, homemade rolls, apple cider and homemade cookies. First Pres supports Grand Valley Catholic Outreach with Mission Funds and many First Pres members volunteer at the Empty Bowls event.

Outreach Events

MarillacHealth Cupcakes from the Heart, ShareFest weekend, Habitat Build Day, Meat the Freshmen, 

The Tonight Show with Young Life, Hope of the Grand Valley 5/10k walk/run, Hope of the Grand Valley Family Christmas Party

  • april 27 & 28 2024

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  • Meat the freshman

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  • BUILD Day

    2024 Date TBA

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  • empty bowls

    October 12, 2024

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Upcoming Events

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