The largest mission program at First Presbyterian is the Program of Hope, a homeless outreach program that was started in 2006. With the help of volunteers from Presbyterian churches and community partners across the Greater New Orleans area, the Program of Hope assists over 100 clients every week. The Program of Hope is completely volunteer driven and donations of clothing, toiletries, non-perishable food, etc. are always appreciated. Some of the services offered are: housing vouchers, clothing, counseling, job placement, spiritual needs, health screenings, food, and much, much more. Every Wednesday morning at 9 am, the sanctuary opens its doors for this wonderful service. The clients are not only welcome in our sanctuary on Wednesdays but also on Sundays for worship - some of who have become regular attendees and involved in various activities at the church.
Probably the thing First Presbyterian is best known for is our annual pumpkin patch fundraiser. It's the largest fundraising event for the church and a very popular event for the community far and wide. If you were to pass by the church during the month of October, you'd see thousands of pumpkins in the grass yard. Proceeds of the pumpkin patch benefit the Program of Hope and Christian Education programs at the church.