Helping those in need.

COVID19 Update

For the health and safety of our clients and staff during this pandemic

our Samaritan Ministries will be temporarily closed.  

Samaritan Ministries Update

front view of First Presbyterian Church, Springfield

Temporarily Closed

You may contact the Social Service desk by email: 

Finding Ways to Minister in a Pandemic

What a privilege it is for First Presbyterian and its Samaritan Ministries to be a part of the micro-pantry movement in Springfield.  In spring, Samaritan Ministries, consisting of the Food Pantry and Social Services Desk, observed the growing need for pantry services in Springfield.  In addition to our support of the 5th Street micropantry, the Samaritan Ministries Working Group* decided that a micro-pantry should be built and operated on church grounds.  Don Ecklund took on the project and constructed the wonderful cabinet we have today. 

Here are some ways you can help keep our new

micro-pantry full.

  • You may bring items with you to church when attending the Wednesday night worship or the Sunday morning onsite worship. You may place them directly into the cabinet or give them to an usher or staff member.

  • You may make a cash donation that will be used to purchase supplies for the micro-pantry.

How exciting it is to be part of a community effort that created pantries of every size, shape, and color around town with the credo “Take what you need; leave what you can.”   The First Presbyterian micro-pantry is one of the newest.  With your help it will do its part in the community effort to provide for neighbors. 

Thank you for your continuing support.

Samaritan Ministries Working Group


*FPC’s Samaritan Ministries includes the Food Pantry, Social Services Desk, and the Compassion Care Fund.  The Working Group consists of representatives of all three ministries, the Deacons, and the Missions Committee.