Cancer Dietary Initiative 

On the third Saturday of every month, dozens of volunteers band together to pack, transport and distribute nutritional food items to cancer patients undergoing treatment in our area. Distribution takes place from the basement of the First West Presbyterian Church in Steubenville, OH directly into the patient's vehicle.   

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Mission Outreach Committee 

Being God's hands and feet and heart... that's what we try to do on the Mission Outreach Committee. Our church family actively supports a number of local, national and global ministries.    

  • First West enjoys partnerships with all area schools.  We engage in character education and support our teachers and their students.  Our area school systems know they have a friend in First West.   
  • First West buys "much needed" shoes for kids and others through the Soulsfor Christ mission.  
  • First West believes in cultivating business and economic growth for our surrounding communities.  First West encourages small business.  We currently have two small businesses utilizing space for commerce at First West.  In addition, we host a weekly Business Before Breakfast networking group.   
  • First West believes in community education.  Our Place of Jefferson County operates a Senior Ministry in the church three days a week and the Academy of Lifelong Learning holds classes during a spring and fall semester.  
  • First West has two sports outreach ministries: EDGE Basketball and EDGE Golf.  We reach over 400 kids and their families from our community each year.  
  • First West supports/hosts a number of other community partners including the Community Chorale, The Chess Club, Al-anon, Valley Hospice and more...

We would love to have you join our mission: 

Love God and Love Others!

Annie Johnston  & Scott Strachan, Co-Chairs 


The goal of E.D.G.E.(Education+Determination+God=Excellence) from its inception, according to Rev. Jason Elliott, is to teach and develop the kids on and off the court.

The E.D.G.E Sports concept came together about five years ago when a group of retired coaches and educators were getting together for Bible study. “We were trying to look for a way to reach out to kids and promote Christian core values. We kind of brought together the communities, the schools, the coaches, the churches and everybody to start to teach the kids about basketball, but the real goal is to build Christian core values in these kids.

Each team has its own chaplain, and those are representatives of many different denominations here in the city. 

“It takes a lot of hard work,” According to Rev. Jason Elliott. “It starts with corporate sponsors, Steubenville City Schools for opening up their facilities to us to hold an event like this. It’s a credit to the coaches who have put the blood, the sweat and the tears into really forming and creating values in these kids, to the custodians that turn the last light off and do things like putting the tables back. It is a community effort.”

The program, with leagues for boys and girls in grades one through six, has grown to around 275 participants this season. The growing institution, Elliott hopes, will receive another big boost from the Cavaliers visit and partnership.

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