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Engaging the world in mission is core to our identity as a church family. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we participate in Christ’s work of love, restoration and reconciliation in a variety of ways and places. To read more about our missional identity, click here.
For current opportunities, many of which are with one of our missional partners both local and global, see below:

Crisis Control

Crisis Control Ministry assists neighbors in crisis with rent, mortgage, utility payments, food, and prescription medications. First Pres has been actively engaged with Crisis Control for almost 50 years! Crisis Control needs more volunteers as it takes 75 volunteers a day to keep the ministry going. Volunteer opportunities include client interviewers, food pantry and pharmacy assistance, administrative tasks, and more. You may also tangibly support them by purchasing an item from their Amazon wish list (food, household supplies). Link is here.

Thank you for considering supporting their vital ministry to help our neighbors in need. For more information, visit their website at You may also contact Paula Parks, our Missional Partner Liaison with Crisis Control.

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Cook 5th Grade Graduation

Cook Elementary will be holding 5th Grade Graduation at Union Baptist Church (1200 Trade St NW) on Thursday morning (9am - 12pm), June 8th. Contact Jane Aves if you would like to help purchase cupcakes or small water bottles for the new graduates.

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Dominican Republic - All Church Mission Trip

The short-term mission trip to the Dominican Republic is coming up, June 18-24, 2022! We would love to have you join us as we serve alongside our missional partner, Mission Emanuel, in the Dominican Republic. This opportunity is for all ages, married and single, kids and adults. We may do construction, paint, hold Vacation Bible School, help in the medical clinic, spend time with the women's co-op, visit in the community and more.

There are scholarships available to help cover the costs and all are encouraged to apply! For more information, please contact Dawn Sechrest at (336) 978-0333 or

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Ukraine Conflict Relief Fund

The Ukraine Conflict is weighing heavily in our hearts and prayers. We may be asking God how we can tangibly help those greatly affected by this conflict. In response, we have set up a First Presbyterian fund in order to raise money for two of our Missional Partners who are actively responding to this conflict. The total raised for this fund will be split 50/50 between World Renew and the Outreach Foundation.

To donate directly to this fund, visit our online giving page and select “Ukraine Conflict Relief Fund” from the dropdown menu. You may also mail in a check or drop it off at church. Make checks out to First Presbyterian Church, and in the memo line, note “Ukraine Conflict Relief Fund.”