Serving our Community


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The Lazarus Project

This is a local, community-focused, multi-faceted ministry with the intention of showing the love of Jesus Christ through a practical offering of hope. Ministries included are:

Food Pantry

First Presbyterian's food pantry is open each Thursday afternoon, 1:30-3:30 PM. The pantry distributes boxes with a variety of non-perishable pantry staples. No application or proof of need necessary.

Energy Outreach Colorado

Assistance with natural gas/propane and electric bills through administration of grant funds. Clients must have a past due bill and are able to receive assistance once a year. Appointments must be made in advance for Tuesday afternoons. Firewood also available for those who heat with wood.

Stone Soup Cafe

Each Monday at noon, a team of volunteers offers up a home-cooked meal of soup and bread to anyone in the community.

SOS Emergency Assistance

Our SOS team is able to assist with a variety of emergency needs from gasoline to help paying rent. Clients must come to the church office to complete an application before an appointment will be scheduled. Appointments are Thursday afternoons.

Adult Mission Team

Each year a team of adults takes a multi-day trip to serve. Sometimes the trip is local, helping with home repairs around our Salida community, sometimes the trip has been within Colorado to communities with high need, some years the team have traveled out of state to assist in clean up and repair work following natural disasters.

If you would like to know more or participate in any of our outreach ministries, please contact the office at 719-539-6422, or e-mail at If you need help to meet an immediate need for food, housing, etc., please click here for more information.