Mission Committee

Our Mission Committee is a major emphasis for our work and support here in and around Everett, Washington. Every week our dedicated volunteers serve meals in unprecedented numbers to the marginalized in society with Dinner at the Bell. Your donations of time, gifts and talents also support other unique programs including Showers to the People. Our work in the community here and abroad continues through generous support for VOA, Souper Bowl of Caring, CROP WALK, Interfaith Family Shelter, Mar Elias Education Foundation/Pilgrims of Ibillin in Palestine, Christmas Joy, One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost and Peacemaking and Heifer Project.

Mission Committee meets on the 4th Monday from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the Library. (Due to COVID-19, in-person Mission Committee meetings are cancelled until further notice.)

Shower to the People 

Frank Fargo from Cascade View Presbyterian Church has given 25,000 showers to the people at locations in our community including here at FPCE..

The Shower to the People vehicle parks at FPCE on Wednesday evenings as part of our Dinner at the Bell ministry.

Here are some facts submitted by Frank Fargo regarding Shower to the People:

  • Completed 25,000 showers as of September 21, 2022
  • Still giving showers once a week at First Presbyterian Church in Everett
  • Gives out new socks as needed, T-shirts and underwear for men and women
  • Gives out toiletries, blankets, and sleeping bags, and provides used clothing.
  • All this is done in a 28-foot fifth wheel trailer with two showers. The trailer has endless hot water powered by batteries and propane. Grey water is captured and deposited in the sewer. Fresh water is provided by FPCE.
  • Has volunteers working in the trailer to help serve the clients with towels and new clothes.
  • Clients sign up for a shower and are given a number which is written on a white board on the outside of trailer. This helps to inform the next person when they are up for shower.



Your Mission Committee continues to meet monthly to engage in conversation about how best to represent FPCE in serving our community and world.

In May, we were joined by Darcie Cooper who filled us in on the latest happenings with our mission partners, Byron, Inez, and Kawika Ahina in Yucatan, Mexico. We are excited to share that the Ahinas' joined us for worship on July 24. 
As you may recall, our planned mission trip to work with the Ahinas' in Mexico in 2020 was put on hold due to COVID. However, the Mission Committee has reconfirmed our support for a potential future trip as well as our continued ongoing support for the Ahinas’ mission organization, Yucatan Helping Hands.

If you would like to learn more about their work or subscribe to their newsletter, you can visit their website at www.yucatanhelpinghands.org.