What’s New In Missions

FPC Donation to Grace House of Kingsport Homeless Ministries

Bobby Flowers, President of Kingsport Homeless Ministries, receives from FPC Outreach member Emily Pridemore a check for $17,000 for Grace House.  This facility on Sullivan Street will house homeless men and women overnight, provide a day center and also access to addiction and mental health counseling.  These funds will aid in the operation of Grace House.  As interior renovation takes place, there will be future opportunities for FPC members to clean ceiling tiles, replace carpet with new flooring and paint.…

Christmas and New Year’s Greetings from Eliane Menezes

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.” (Mathew 1:23)   Christmas is a time to celebrate Immanuel – God is with us!   I pray you and your family rejoice in this special season.   Thanks for your support for this ministry!   I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!   Eliane   Rev. Eliane MenezesPCUSA Mission Co-Worker – GuatemalaFacilitator for…

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…