Community and Outreach


   
  Among the aims set forth in our congregational mission statement is the goal of "ministering to the needs of ... residents in the community and promoting peace and justice in the world."  First Presbyterian Church supports both local and world-wide missions.

     Toward these ends, we provide various kinds of support to the following ministries. Here are a few ministries we support in our community:

Al-AnonSponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.  Meetings are held each Thursday beginning at 10:30 AM.

Ecumenical Bible School:   Held annually at First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville in conjunction with Wall Street United Methodist Church, St. Lukes United Church of Christ, Scared Heart Catholic Church, St. Augustine Catholic Church, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  Each year E-VBS provides children with five days of learning about Jesus Christ and his love for them through many fun-filled activities.

Loaves and FishesA cooperative ministry of local churches that offers a free, home-cooked meal each Saturday to residents in our community.  Our congregation is responsible for cooking and serving the meal at Loaves and Fishes four times each year.

The Hope Chest:   Donations are collected monthly at First Prez.  Items collected are distributed monthly to the following organizations:  Haven House, Clark County Youth Shelter, Haven House-Baby Shop, Books for Veterns (VA), Noah's Ark, FPC Transient Pantry, Military Support Group, Bliss House, Angel House, and FHC-Clark County.

Among the aims set forth in our congregational mission statement is the goal of "ministering to the needs of ... residents in the community and promoting peace and justice in the world."  First Presbyterian Church supports both local and world-wide missions.

     Toward these ends, we provide various kinds of support to the following ministries. Here are a few ministries we support in our community:

The Center for Lay Ministries: provides groceries, rent, utilities and other forms of assistance to needy and low income households in our community.
(www.clmassistance.org)


Bliss House: 
A community-based peer-group oriented residential facility that provides food, shelter and recovery services in a supportive non-drinking and drug-free environment for women who haved completed a hospital ore residential alcoholism rehabilitation program and need support in a residential setting to sustain their recovery. Bliss House and Bliss House II are part of the Center for Lay Ministries.

Haven House:  Created in 1996, Haven House Services provides temporary shelter services to homeless people.

Jesus Cares at Exit 0: 1st Prez hosts meals every Thursday evening which are prepareded by various churches from the Jeffersonville, Clarksville and New Albany area. Exit 0 works to feed the homeless and provide other resources to those in need.