First Presbyterian Church
A Place of Welcome

Ways We Serve

Acts 20:35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

Our congregation has a deep love of serving others.  You can find us serving members of our church body when they are in need as well as serving the community around us. We also are moved by the Holy Spirit to serve the world around us.

Thrift & Gift Ministry

Acts 20:35  In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Once a month we volunteer at our local thrift store to give back to our community.  Members dedicate one Saturday a month to collect, sort, and carry donated items.  It is a blessing to be able to be part of our community.

Community Meal

1 Peter 4:10-11 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Six times a year we collaborate with other local churches to provide a free meal to the community.  This meal is for all people in the community to come together to enjoy food and fellowship.  It is not intended just for the needy.  We also offer guest speakers to come in and inform everyone of community events.

WAAC/Food Pantry

Matthew 25:35-40  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Our members collect food for our local food pantry to help those in need.  Collections are on-going and deliveries are made regularly to the pantry.  It is a blessing to be able help those in need.

Just Good Food Garden

Proverbs 19:17  Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done

Every summer members of our congregation join hands and plant a garden.  This garden provides fresh vegetables for our local food pantry to help those in need.  It is a great opportunity
for people to able to eat fresh vegetables that were grown by the hands of God.

Mitten Tree

1 Samuel 12:24 But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Every winter, we collect new mittens and gloves and then hang them on a Christmas tree for decoration.  At the end of the Christmas season, we donate the items to needy families in our local schools so kids will be warm for the winter months.

Back to School fair

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Every summer, our members collect new clothes, backpacks, and school supplies to donate to needy families in the area.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those in need.