Community BBQ, where mission partners got to mingle with our members and neighbors

First Crew Playhouse Project for Homeless Children in West Chester

Louisiana Flood August 12 and 13.  110,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

“Each of you received a spiritual gift. God has shown you his grace in giving you different gifts. And you are like servants who are responsible for using God’s gifts. So be good servants and use your gifts to serve each other.”  1 Peter 4:10 (ICB)​

"First Crew" is a mission organization of First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, PA.  We are committed to lending a helping hand to our church members, members of the local community in need of assistance and to assisting our Mission Partners who have special projects which are beyond their resources or capabilities.

We welcome women, men and families to get involved.  We get involved in a wide variety of special project needs which are brought to our attention by the Church Staff or through the Service and Outreach Committee, who are in regular contact with our Mission Partners.

Recently, as a part of the Summer Mission Program, First Crew volunteers constructed a playhouse at church and assembled it at Friends Association for the Homeless Children Project.  We recently supported Bridge of Hope with volunteers for projects that were beyond their capability.  We send regular volunteers to Good Works, Habitat for Humanity and Act in Faith, a multi-church West Chester based organization to help people in need.

First Crew (formerly Men of Mission) National Mission Team has committed over 4,000 person hours to helping with hurricane Katrina and the Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado relief efforts.  We are continuing that tradition as First Crew by leading a team of volunteers to Hammond, Louisiana to assist with the repair of homes that were heavily damaged by the flood this past summer.

First Crew welcomes volunteers from other Churches and members of the community to get involved.  All you need to do is give us your name and contact information.  When project needs arise, we will contact our volunteer list to find out who is interested and able to contribute to that particular project.  If you have a specific interest in getting involved in our National Mission Program, we would be delighted to add your name to that list.

This is a great opportunity for families, women and men of all ages to get involved!  If you are interested in learning more about First Crew or would like to get involved, please contact Jim Serum at or call