What’s New In Missions

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…

New Self-Service Clothing Donation Bin

Donations to our Self-Service Clothing Donation Bin The Clothes Closet will be closed the week of April 5, 2021 Beginning the week of April 12, 2021, donations may now be made at any time to First Presbyterian Church’s designated self-service donation bin.  The bin is marked Clothes Closet and is located outside of the back door on the back side of the Fellowship Center (directly across from the old Clothes Closet drop off area).  Signs marking the area are posted…

Guatemala Outreach Update

During the summer of 2020 Rebecca’s family was able to purchase a keyboard for her through generous gifts of members of our congregation. Rebecca is a very talented musician and has been playing piano since she was 3.  The video posted below is of Rebecca enjoying worship with her fellow church members. Due to our generous gift Rebecca is able to share her gift and brings blessings to many. Click here see the video.

Opportunity to Help “the Hands of Christ”

Breakfast Ministry Update January 22, 2021 Our breakfast bag ministry continues to serve 60-80 of our neighbors each Saturday and Sunday.  We are grateful to our church and community for continuing to support this ministry, as well as for donating blankets and warm weather gear during the winter months.  A special shout out goes to Will Lively, who is raising money for the ministry by cutting and selling firewood, and who has donated LOTS of socks, gloves, and hats to our…

Habitat Build 2020

Thank you First Presbyterian Church volunteers for the siding and insulation work you completed on the Ashleigh Woodbury family’s Holston Habitat House.  Volunteers included Gerry Morie, Bob & Kathy Stoots, Jim Amstutz, Claudia Mihovk, Steve Miller & Margaret Callcott, Jeremy Lively and Catherine & Gary Tucker.  A special thank you goes to FPC members Jane Boyd, Jane Scott, Robin & Jim Dickerson and Jennie & Doug Benton for providing lunch to refuel construction workers. Other members contributed money to Holston…

Let’s Build a Habitat House!

Let’s help build the Holston Habitat House! First Presbyterian Church volunteers, please join Ashleigh, Maloakai, Z’mya and Emberlee in building a Holston Habitat House on October 14,15,16,17. FPC volunteers will install insulation and siding at 116 Virgil Street from 8:30 to 3:00. Please go online to register and complete your waiver at: https://donate.holstonhabitat.org/campaigns/16072-ashleigh-s-build  or call or email Mandy Pentz at 239-7689 extension 801 or  volunteer@holstonhabitat.org. No experience is necessary.  Your help is needed and will be greatly appreciated.  Once again, let us…

A Message about Richard and Debbie Welch

MEMORANDUM TO: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FROM: SARA LISHERNESS, INTERIM DIRECTOR, WORLD MISSION SUBJECT: A MESSAGE ABOUT RICHARD & DEBBIE WELCH DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 CC: TEACHING AND RULING ELDERS, THE SESSION, THE MISSION COMMITTEE AND CONGREGATION-AT-LARGE Please forward this message from Sara Lisherness, Interim Director, World Mission, to Teaching and Ruling Elders, the Session, the Mission Committee and Congregation-At-Large as appropriate. Thank you. Greetings from Presbyterian World Mission! Thank you for your prayers and your gifts in support of Presbyterian World…
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