FPC Mission Ministry
FPC has a rich history in support of missions. Being a “mission-minded” church has led us to numerous mission activities, including the ones listed below. All ages, from our youngest children to our senior adults, have opportunities to participate in missions. In addition to these activities, FPC participates in special offerings sponsored by the PC (USA).
Our largest mission’s fundraiser provides funds for local non-profit organizations through grants since 1999. The Mayfest yard sale is held on the first Saturday of May. It features a giant yard sale, bake sale, garden shop and BBQ Chicken Dinners. The Mayfest Live and Silent Auction and the Mayfest Golf Tournament take place off site during the month of May. For more information, visit our Mayfest page here.
Mayfest Update: Mayfest has been postponed until the Fall. However, we will have some Mayfest-related activities. Stay tuned for updates.
Crossroads Community Shelter Meals
We provide and serve dinner once a month at the local shelter.
On the second Sunday of each month, the children collect loose change from the congregation. These donations support the New Hope Presbytery Hunger offering and meals at the Community Crossroads Shelter.
Winterville Manor Outreach
Winterville Manor is an assisted living facility for low-income older adults. For many years, FPC has sponsored a Christmas Party at Winterville Manor and provided gifts for residents. This year, the Mission Ministry is coordinating an effort to reach out to Winterville Manor with regular quarterly projects.
Foster Care Initiative
This is new initiative for First Presbyterian Church. We have partnered with the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina to provide backpacks/duffel bags, stuffed animals, and personal care kits for children in foster care. We also host adoption matching events. In addition to the work with the Children’s Home Society, we have supported Lambs’ Place of Greenville in their efforts to provide housing and mentors for young people aging out of the foster care system.
On a regular basis, FPG makes donations of time and/or fund to the local Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and organizations in the community. We also assist with disaster relief, including preparation of disaster buckets and personal care kits.