What’s New In Missions

Make a Charitable Contribution When You Make Purchases on Amazon

If you order items online through Amazon, instead, order through AmazonSmile for an Amazon donation to charity AmazonSmile offers the same products and pricing as Amazon, but when shoppers use AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .5% of what is spent to the shopper’s charity of choice. For several years, First Presbyterian Church has helped support Providence Medical Clinic of Kingsport/PMCK in their medical and spiritual ministry. When ordering online through AmazonSmile instead of Amazon, you have an opportunity to support Providence Medical Clinic or another qualified charity of…

FPC Foreign Missions Provides Bibles to Guatemalan Women

 With the help of teachers and the Spanish Bibles, these Guatemalan women will learn Spanish and be able to read for themselves the Bible and empower them to improve their lives, the lives of their family members and the lives of their fellow community members. The pictures are rewarding.  The women standing in line hungry to receive the Word of God made me cry. Thanks be to God, thanks to Bee Rigby and thanks to all the FPC members who…

A Letter from Michael and Rachel Ludwig Serving in Nigeria

Hopefully by now you’ve heard that Michael and Rachel Ludwig are leaving international mission service. After much prayer and discernment, they feel called to return to parish ministry. Michael has accepted a call to pastoral ministry in the United States beginning January 1, 2022. Here’s a link to their most recent letter where they announce their departure from Niger: “Goodbye to Dear Friends.”

FPC Donates to the Salvation Army of Kingsport

Ladies and Gentlemen, We meant to share this with the board at yesterday’s meeting but in all of the excitement and discussion we forgot. Back in June First Presbyterian Church donated $10,000 to our Pathway of Hope initiative which engages families with children to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are extremely appreciative of the folks at FPC for their continued support of the mission and work of The Salvation Army here in Greater Kingsport. As you’re able, please…

Greetings from Niger! – July 29, 2021

Greetings from Niger!   We want to thank you for your gift to our sending and support this year, which has been helping us continue to bridge cultures between the US and Niger to learn from each other.  We firmly believe that to make a difference in a community, you have to connect with and make a difference in individual lives. Recently Michael was meeting with David, one of his younger colleagues whom he works with closely on some of the aspects…

A Note From Your Parish Nurse

Greetings! As First Presbyterian and our local community begin to resume activities I wanted to give you an update about our Parish Nurse program. For those members that are not familiar with the program, I serve and care for our congregation with a focus on promoting, protecting and restoring health through a holistic approach.  By addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our members, I strive to educate, nurture, enable and empower members for quality, healthy living throughout their…
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