One of the functions of the Christian church is its mission program. At First Presbyterian Church of Inveness, the Mission Committee is the prime mover to ensure that we have used our resources to help as many people as we can with as many resources as feasible. Our decisions are approved by the Session annually when they adopt the budget for the coming year.

The money used for mission projects is derived from two sources: approximately 10% of the church operating budget and restricted accounts that are designated for specific benevolences.

The annual mission budget supports two mission accounts: Mission Benevolences and Local Missions. With our Mission Benevolences we support two missionary families, one in Sudan and one in Madagascar. With our Local Missions budget we support numerous organizations.

This year these Local Missions included Citrus United Basket, Family Resource Center, Beth El Farm Worker Mission, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Project Cure, The Path Homeless Shelter, Citrus Abuse Shelter Assn. (CASA), and the Family Rescue Mission.

In addition to the budgeted accounts we support many organizations through special fundraising projects and individual donations. These organizations include CedarKirk Family Retreat, Citrus County Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity Washer and Dryer fund, Smile Train, Three Cents-a-Meal, Gideons, One Great Hour of Sharing, Christmas Joy, Operation Christmas Child, Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, Mission Sewing, and the Used Blanket Mission.