Our Vision







...an easy to remember acronym consistent with a theme of living waters embodied by our unique location at the end of the Skaneateles Lake. 

The Skaneateles Manor

An Ecumenical Boarding House for Independent Seniors

     Located near the center of the Village of Skaneateles, the church owns and operates The Manor as a separately incorporated 501(3)c non-profit residential home for independent seniors. This renovated boarding house provides a private bedroom, private sitting-room and bathroom, shared living spaces, meals and utilities for a very modest monthly rent.

     It is a significant Mission program for the Church. In addition to supporting the facility the Session of First Presbyterian Church selects the managing Board of Directors of The Manor. Members of the church have the opportunity to serve and share in the Sunday noon meal with the residents, serve as Board members and contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the facility.

Our Story

     The Manor was established in 1964 through the generosity of Marian and Don Dixon – and was lovingly and personally renovated and maintained by them and a dedicated group of friends until 1975, when the Dixons donated the facility to the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, on the conditions that: 1) The Manor be affordable; 2) The Manor serve the "well elderly"; 3) The Manor be operated by the church for at least ten years.

     Nearly 50 years later, the Manor is a vital resource in the community and an important ecumenical mission outreach of the church in the community. Social definitions of what constitutes being "elderly" and "well" may have changed markedly since 1975, but First Presbyterian Church continues to provide The Manor as a very affordable residence for seniors of all denominations in our community.   

Information on Suite Availability and Application Information

     For more information please visit The Manor website at http://skaneatelesmanor.com/

Other Mission Partners


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is strongly engaged in responding to all forms of natural disaster: Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires.  Because of your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, PDA has been able to respond quickly, offering initial grants and National Response Team members to assist with assessments.

The needs for the response are great.  God's people are once again called on to stand in the "GAP" - Give, Act, Pray.


The Samaritan Center is an Interfaith effort of community members committed to serving the hungry and those in need in order to promote their welfare dignity and self-sufficiency.  It is rooted in the belief that sound nutrition is the first step in enabling people to cope and become productive, self-sufficient members of society.  Since 1981 Samaritan Center has worked to fight hunger in the greater Syracuse community by providing nutritious hot meals to anyone in need 7 days a week - no questions asked.  FPC sign up each year for specific dates to act as servers, kitchen help and food preparation.


The Refugee Resettlement Program of special interest to this church has we have a long history involving support, for example, to a member of the Lost Boys from Sudan.


Since 1999, OnPoint has helped more than 9,000 first-generation youth to get into college, stay there, and succeed afterwards.  The majority of OnPoint for College students are: First Generation college students (over 90%); Low-income students whose families believe college is financially impossible; Young adults who have no parent in their lives (30% of our students); including those who are homeless, aging out of foster care, and refugees; and Adults who have been involved with the court system, who are in recovery or who are seeking a new path.


Originally established in 1927 to serve as a community resource for the African-American community in Auburn NY.  Today, the agency's broad range of programs welcome everyone in the community and include before and after school programs for youth in grades K-12, a drop in center for teens, senior programming for adults ages 55 and older, facilitated health enrollment for Child Health Plus.


As part of our Mission commitment we participate in the four (4) PCUSA special Offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentocost, Peace & Global Witness and Christmas Joy.