How to Serve our Community

Our Purpose

To carry out the mission of our Lord Jesus Christ to the world and engage members of FPC in service that they may grow in Christ.


What We Do:

  • Christmas Benevolence
  • Food Pantry
  • Love in Action Homeless Day Center
  • AGAPE Quilts
  • Rebecca Project
  • Sally's Soup Ministry
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Support of Mother's Day Out

     • Promote special offerings such as One Great Hour of Sharing...
     • Give care and nurture to inquirers (folks thinking about ministry) and

        Candidates (folks in preparation to be Ministers of Word and Sacrament)
     • Recommend elder commissioners to attend meetings of Grace Presbytery
     • Provide financial support for agencies such as:
        o Presbyterian Children's Homes
        o Mission Support of Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly.


The Fuel Fund is always in need of funds. If you are looking for a way to give back to the church & the community, this is a wonderful way to help. Make your check out to the church & in the memo write: FUEL FUND / Thank you for your donation & providing a much needed resource for so many.

Mission & Community Concerns

Athens Soup Kitchen

Christmas Benevolence

For many years our church has been blessed with funds to provide Christmas gifts for people in our community.  The program has been managed several different ways through the years.  The consistent factor is that our church members have done the “leg work” with the families that receive assistance through the program. 


Currently, we contact the school counselors and ask for their assistance in identifying families that need assistance.  The counselors contact the families to determine their willingness to participate.  The families are matched with church members who contact the family and determine their needs.   Usually the parents and the church members shop together, using the donated funds, so the children will be surprised with gifts on Christmas morning.  We provide a Bible for each family and our members are encouraged to pray with the family as they work together.  Each family receives a gift card to purchase a special meal for Christmas.  The Presbyterian Women assist nursing center residents by shopping for their needs.  The presents are wrapped and delivered in time for the Christmas parties at the nursing centers. 


In 2021, we were able to bless 35 families through the Christmas Benevolence program.  In addition to that, we bought gifts for two angels off the Angel Tree, assisted 3 nursing homes with Christmas presents for the residents, purchased shoes for Love in Action, and made donations to the Rainbow Room, the Henderson County Food Pantry and the fire department for their "Toys for Tots" drive.  


Each year we hear stories of the blessing these families are to our church members.  Friendships are made and true joy of Christmas, being as Christ to others, enhances the lives of our members.  Any church member can volunteer to participate in the program.  If you have not signed up, just call the church office and you will be assigned a family to meet.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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