We currently offer our support for congregation members and our neighbors including the following:
Each year a team of youth and adults travels to other areas to offer assistance in Christ’s name to people who need help. Past projects have been in communities rebuilding from natural disasters, in rural areas with poverty and substandard housing, and in inner cities addressing hunger and homelessness.
Tiny Free Pantry
Our congregation members, with the help of the community, stock a pantry on Church Street where anyone is invited to “Take what you need. Leave what you can.” We have been heartened by the support of our community in filling the pantry.
So Others May Eat (S.O.M.E.)
On the second Sunday of each month, a lunch of wholesome food is provided in the fellowship hall for anyone who would like to eat with us. We coordinate with other downtown churches so that a free community lunch and fellowship are available downtown every Sunday.
We provide space in our basement for an emergency men’s shelter operated by Community Partners of Hope (CPOH), an ecumenical ministry. CPOH also provides transitional housing at Hope House, to help men move from homelessness to stable housing.
Christmas Angel Tree
for children in foster care in Vance County
No Interest Loan Ministry
helping borrowers to meet unexpected expenses.
Nursing Home Visitation
visiting our members and others who need a friendly face.
for members of our church and other local Presbyterian churches attending college or conferences
e.g., collection and delivery of flood relief items for eastern N.C. residents after hurricane Matthew, fall 2016
We provide space and support for Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
collection of items throughout the year to address local needs, with a different focus on specific items and beneficiaries each month
Area Christians Together In Service
providing food, supplies, and moral support for those in need.
PC(USA) Special Offerings
Including One Great Hour of Sharing, Peace and Global Witness, Christmas Joy Offering, and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
First Presbyterian Church, Henderson, NC, is a congregation of The Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a member of the Presbytery of New Hope.