First Presbyterian Church Johnson City

Local Missions

Local Missions of First Presbyterian Church

We are a mission-oriented church that sees local missions as integral to salvation of God’s Kingdom. Through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit we endeavor to spread the Gospel through service with our hands and feet in local and extended communities by identifying needs, responding to needs, partnering with fellow believers, educating others and building relations both earthly and heavenly. The Local Missions Committee meets quarterly on Sundays at 6 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Here are a few of the local mission opportunities that you can become a part of as a member of our church.


Appalachian Service Project (ASP) –

We travel around the region each year to work on home repairs for low income families. Past projects include indoor plumbing, roof repair, handicap accessible ramp installation, and much more. Church Contact: Gerald Malcolm


Family Promise (formerly IHN)  –

Family Promise is an interdenominational effort to provide housing for families experiencing homelessness while working to get back on their feet. Members of the church participate by cooking, driving, hosting, and working as overnight volunteers. Church Contact: Gary and Sandy Arner


Holston Camp –

Come and join the group as they work on projects at our Presbytery’s Holston camp located only an hour away in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Work Week usually occurs in May. Come for the week or come for the day or two. Church Contact: Mike McCalmont


Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is a Saturday dinnertime feeding program hosted by West Main Church with participation from many local congregations. Volunteers help by serving meals to guests and cleaning up after dinner. Church Contact: Gary and Cindy Gibbs

     Loaves and Fishes Christmas Dinner

Each year on the Saturday before Christmas First Presbyterian Church hosts the Loaves and Fishes Christmas Dinner. A complete turkey dinner is prepared in the kitchen and served at 4:30 pm by volunteers from the church. Church Contact: Jerry Urse


Melting Pot (Good Samaritan) Lunch –

We help with your community lunchtime feeding program at the Melting Pot ministry located in the basement of Munsey Church on every 3rd Monday of the month. Bring chips, sandwiches, or fruit to the church office or come and help serve, or both! Church Contact: Shelby Ingram


Street-Side Ministry

Church members gather to provide lunch, prayer, and fellowship on the last Saturday of each month to downtown neighbors in need. Participants meet downstairs in the Church Fellowship Hall and anyone who wants to participate just need show up between 11 am to 1 pm.   Church Contact: Robin Edens


The River Ministry for Women –

The River opened its doors at 125 West Main Street in October 2004 and since then has served over 1000 women and children in need by providing two levels of service Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. Core services help women receive basic needs on a daily basis. These include a safe place to be in the daytime, a shower, laundry services, snacks and beverages, and loving compassion. Support services include daily devotions, a garden, free haircuts, the Changing Lives From The Bottom Up diaper subsidy program, pet therapy, massage, weekly life-skills classes, a choir, mail and telephone service, job search support, resource referrals, life celebrations and special events, and a listening ear and shoulder to cry upon. Most of all, we share loads of God’s love. In Romans 12:15-16 it says, “Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying. Consider everyone as equal, and don’t think that you’re better than anyone else. Instead, associate with people who have no status.” This is what we do at The River. We love others as God calls us too, and serve Him by serving them. Church Contact: Stacy Larsen

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Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

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