Opportunities to Serve With Us 2018-06-28T13:50:57+00:00

Opportunities to Serve the Local Community

Barefoot Sunday Offering:  The first Sunday of June, First Presbyterian worship attendees are invited to participate in Barefoot Sunday. During the worship service, worshipers bring an offering of a new pair of shoes to benefit a group of people that cannot afford new shoes. The congregation is given advance notice of the type of shoe to purchase. the congregation is also invited to come to worship barefoot to help us get a sense of what it would be like to not have shoes. For us, being barefoot is a relatively fun and painless experience, but for one and a half billion people in the world, 300 million which are children, this is an uncomfortable and life-threatening problem. Be a part of the solution on Barefoot Sunday!

Champions for Children: Champions for Children help to care for orphans and at-risk youth on a local and global spectrum

Covenant House Food Pantry: The Covenant House Food Pantry is dedicated to helping those who cannot afford to buy food for their families. We can always use your help by either volunteering or donating food. First Presby has the great honor of hosting the Food Pantry on our campus and having a standing relationship with them for the last 30 years.

Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley:

Light Up the Levee: What a better way to ring in the Christmas cheer and spread the message of Christmas than to gather at the Kanawha River, Haddad Riverfront Park, to sing carols and bring canned food items to donate to the Covenant House Food Pantry? Sponsored by First Presby, this is a community-wide event complete with musical talent, sing-along booklets, and hot chocolate! A truck is on hand to accept your food donations. Check our calendar towards the beginning of December to find out the date!

Oakwood Terrace Project:

West Virginia Ministry and Advocacy Workcamps (WVMAW): These workcamps provide home repair and reconstruction in the local area.

Opportunities to Serve the Global Community

Barefoot Sunday Offering:  The first Sunday of June, First Presbyterian worship attendees are invited to participate in Barefoot Sunday. During the worship service, worshipers bring an offering of a new pair of shoes to benefit a group of people that cannot afford new shoes. The congregation is given advance notice of the type of show to purchase. the congregation is also invited to come to worship barefoot to help us get a sense of what it would be like to not have shoes. For us, it is a relatively fun and painless experience, but for one and a half billion people in the world, 300 million which are children, this is an uncomfortable and life-threatening problem. Be a part of the solution on Barefoot Sunday!

International  Mission Trip: Be on the lookout for our next mission trip! We love Nicaragua and Peru!

Hope Village: 

Presbyterian Coffee Project: The Presbyterian Coffee Project offers a special link between congregations and communities around the world. Churches can now reach out to neighbors overseas not only with the prayers and offerings we give but with the goods and products we purchase. A warm cup of coffee (or tea) in our hands is perhaps the most tangible daily connection we have with farmers around the world. It represents warmth, hospitality, fellowship, hard work and life’s pleasures both fine and simple.
Spearheaded by Linda Elliot, the Presbyterian Coffee Project in First Presby is the leading church in sale in the nation. Buying fair trade through the Presbyterian Coffee Project ensures that more of the money we spend on our favorite treats reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow it. Coffee, tea, nuts, chocolates and more are available Monday through Friday in the main church from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Opportunities for All Ages: Stay tuned each summer!