First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove has always been mission-minded, helping to institute the North Shore Sheltering Program, which it houses during the winter months, and maintaining a strong relationship with the Interfaith Nutrition Network, as well as the Long Island Council of Churches. We are members of the InterAgency Council of Glen Cove and North Shore Clergy Association. There is a strong emphasis on peacemaking and social justice within the church.
First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove hosts the North Shore Sheltering Program from Thanksgiving to the end of March; homeless men are given food and shelter every evening from 6 pm to 6 am. They are seen by a nurse, have a hot, nutritious supper, sleep in new sleeping bags, watch TV, read, talk with counselors, and have access to a shower. For more information please visit www.northshoreshelteringprogram.org.
US & World Mission
The members of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove support mission work in Glen Cove, the Presbytery of Long Island, nationally and around the world. Through annual budget giving, the church supports the programs of the General Assembly and the Presbytery, including seminaries, colleges, mission, churches, food programs, disaster relief and other activities.
Through special offerings and activities, the members of First Presbyterian also support non-budgeted programs.
Through the Interfaith Nutrition Network – food and monies are sent periodically to the local soup kitchen, which serves lunch on Tue, Thur and Fri each week of the year; special food and clothing collections are made at holiday times.
AA and NA groups meet weekly in our church.
There are two Hispanic congregations that meet in our church building: a 7th Day Adventist Church, and a Evangelical Hispanic Church.