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Engaging the world in mission is core to our identity as a church family.


To engage the world in mission is to joyfully participate in the Triune God’s mission to reconcile to Himself all things. We do so by inviting all people to say yes to Jesus with their whole lives, by serving humbly, and by living into God’s work of reconciliation, peace, and justice in the world.  And we do all this wherever we find ourselves, and wherever God leads. 

For current opportunities, many of which are with one of our missional partners both local and global, see below:
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City With Dwellings

It takes many churches and people to make the winter overflow shelters a reality.  This year, there will be two sites hosting shelters for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.  For details on volunteer opportunities and to sign up, click below.


Cook Literacy Model School

Please consider volunteering at Cook Literacy Model School and making a difference in a student’s life!! CLMS is one of our missions’ partners, a Title I elementary school located downtown, near 1st Presbyterian.

Volunteer Opportunities:

*Reading or Math Buddy: Tutor the same student 30-45 min per week. The teacher will provide materials.

*Lunch Buddy: Eat lunch with the same student one day/week and build a caring relationship - you can make a lifelong difference in a student’s life! Lunch periods are either 45 min (younger grades) or 30 minutes (older grades).

*Classroom Helper: Serve in the same classroom 1-2 hours per week assisting the teacher, as needed.

Contact Margaret Wray at or Jane Aves at for more information about how YOU can get involved at Cook Literacy Model School.

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Sister Church in Zagazig Egypt

Our church partners with the Presbyterian Church of Zagazig, which is affiliated with the ECO Synod of the Nile. Once a month, covenant partners video chat with Pastor Wael, Elder Wasseem and church member Sandy to update one another with the happenings of our churches and to pray together. Our church has visited Zagazig in the past and hopes to visit again in the future. Each month, we update our Prayer List with specific ways our congregation can be lifting our sister church up in prayer. Join us in praying for this impactful congregation who reaches their community with the love of Jesus.

If you'd like to be on a monthly email list with updates, please contact Michael Gendy at



As volunteer leaders with Young Life, going where kids are and building relationships has always been at the core. Leaders also engage with kids through Club (large group outreach), Campaigners (small group Bible study) and Camp (school season & summer). However, for our leaders to really thrive, we need strong MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAMS around each team of leaders. As part of a Ministry Support team, “leader care” might look like: a meal before Club, an encouraging note, help with club set-up or take down or inviting a leader over for a meal… just to name a few!

If you have a heart for adolescents and want to help support our leaders, consider joining one of our MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAMS:  

  • Young Life Teams: FCDS, Mt. Tabor, Reagan, Reynolds or West Forsyth
  • WyldLife Teams: WL West – Jefferson & Meadowlark, WL East - Summit & Wiley
  • YL College Team: Wake Forest
  • Capernaum Team: Ministry to kids with special needs
  • YoungLives Team: Ministry to teen moms

If interested or for more information about getting involved, contact: or 336-725-1750


Samaritan Ministries - Urgent Need for Volunteers

Samaritan has served lunch without interruption on our sidewalk during the pandemic, and we’re excited to welcome guests back inside the dining room this August. We need to double the number of volunteers for our Soup Kitchen during each lunch shift to 12. Volunteer hours are Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Anyone over the age of 13 (with a parent) can volunteer at Samaritan.

Learn more by clicking below or by calling Shirelle or Christina at 336-748-1962.

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Prayer for all Nations

We go and make disciples of all nations through prayer. Join a weekly prayer group that prays for nations and people groups who have not yet heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each week, we learn about three people groups who are unreached and lift them up in prayer. Help us pray that all people would encounter Christ, and that the Spirit would enable His followers to participate in His mission to go and make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19-20). We also pray for specific needs from our Missional Partners.

Please contact Philip King at for the Zoom link.


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.