Outreach Ministries

StepUp needs clothes

StepUp Greensboro needs more clothing for its closet. Clothes should be dropped off at StepUp, 707 N. Greene St. across from the Life Center.

Please call 336.676.5871 to let them know when you’re coming.

  • For men: Dress suits, blazers, dress pants, and white or French blue dress shirts - all sizes especially for small and very large and tall men; black and brown dress shoes, all sizes and great need for sizes 11-14 medium and wide width; black and brown belts; all sizes of new undershirts and underwear, especially large sizes; work shoes, regular and steel-toed.
  • For women: Interview-appropriate suits, dresses, jackets, dress pants, and skirts,  especially 2X-5X; blouses and shells to go under jackets, solid bright colors; black, brown, navy and beige shoes, conservative in style and heel height, all sizes especially sizes 9-14 and wide; scarves, all colors and conservative designs; appropriately-sized purses; necklaces no longer than the collarbone, earrings no larger than a quarter; panty hose in all skin tones, especially control top in all sizes, knee-high in all skin tones; lightweight trouser socks in black and dark brown; bras in all sizes, especially 42-46+ in all cup sizes especially the larger sizes (very gently used or new); new underwear, all sizes.
  • In addition to clothing, StepUp needs nutritious snacks for training meetings: breakfast bars, fruit, bottled water.

 

Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk

Red Ribbon logoThe Ron Johnson Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk, formerly known as the Winter Walk for AIDS, is Saturday, Nov. 18, and our church is a sponsor for this event. The opening ceremony begins at 3:30 pm in front of Joymongers Brewing Co., 576 N. Eugene St. You can learn more about the event and how to get involved here.

Outreach Ministries

Hot Dish & Hope

Hot Dish & HopeHot Dish & Hope offers a free meal and a measure of hope in Mullin Life Center each Tuesday and Thursday evening. We support this ministry through volunteering and donating money.

Please make your gift:

  • by placing your gift in the offering plate (please use special envelopes in pews)
  • by sending a check to the church office (617 N. Elm St., 27401 (please write Hot Dish & Hope on the check's memo line)
  • or by giving online (please type Hot Dish in the notes box). 

More about Hot Dish & Hope.

Habitat Mission Trips

Habitat group

FPC member Gerard Davidson helps lead Habitat for Humanity mission trips, which welcome anyone who is interested in helping people in Honduras achieve stable housing. Habitat will lead two trips to Honduras in early 2018, and registration is now under way. Habitat is also sponsoring a trip to Kenya next year. Learn more about the trips and register here.

The Giving Back Garden

giving back gardenOnce a vacant lot, the corner of Fisher and Greene is thriving as the Giving Back Garden. Produce from the garden is helping Greensboro residents this fall through Hot Dish & Hope, Second Harvest Food Bank and Greensboro Urban Ministry.

To get involved, contact Glenn Williamson, gkwill1109@gmail.com or 336-274-5022.

Caroline Yarbrough created a video chronocling the garden's first season. You can watch it here.

In the media:

  • Keith Bowman shared this photo with the News & Record's garden gallery.
  • Susan Ladd of the News & Record posted about the Giving Back Garden. Read Susan's post here.

Triad Career Network

Triad Career Network (formerly FPC Jobs) is a networking group of women and men who have had careers, most have post-high school training, education and professional credentials, and are seeking their next career step. This group focuses on a number of initiatives that surface potential positions and prepare participants to move ahead on their career pathways. Triad Career Network meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the McAlister Scout Room (under Memorial Chapel). Contact, Bill Linton or visit the network's Web site, http://www.triadcareernetwork.org/.

Pennies for Hunger

The first Sunday of each month, bring a contribution for this international Presbyterian project which fights hunger. Donations are collected by FPC’s children as they grow grateful and generous hearts. All contributions support Hot Dish & Hope.

Good Samaritan Fund

On Communion Sundays, gifts are collected for the church’s fund which provides crisis financial support via referrals from select social services agencies, schools and an interfaith network we belong to.

Outreach Ministries

Let's gain 10,000 pounds!

Every Sunday we collect non-perishable food items at the doors to the Sanctuary and Life Center for the Urban Ministry food pantry which helps people who are experiencing hunger resulting from a crisis situation. Donations may also be dropped off during office hours at the Welcome Center.

This year we're aiming for 10,000 pounds of food donations!

StepUp Greensboro

StepUp GreensboroFounded by FPC members, StepUp Greensboro offers job readiness training courses several times a year. The program is designed to give people the tools they need to succeed. You can learn more about StepUp at its Web site, stepupgreensboro.org.

Clothes for StepUp

Please drop off donations of professional clothing for StepUp Greensboro at its office on Greene Street across from the church. The Encore! shop has closed. Donations provide interview clothing for participants in Job Readiness training. 

Ten Thousand Villages

ttv_logoFPC was a major sponsor for Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit, Fair Trade retail store benefiting artisans in around 35 developing countries around the world. You can help support the store and the artisans who stock it by

  • Shopping: The store, located at 1564 Highwoods Boulevard, Jefferson Village (New Garden Road and Bryan Boulevard), is open from 10 am to 6 pm (1 to 5 pm Sundays). The store offers unique gifts and home accessories.
  • Volunteering: Help with sales, unpacking or board membership. Call Joelle Nealy, executive director at (336) 834-4606 to learn more.

The store also has occasional fund-raisers for StepUp Greensboro.

New Creation Presbyterian Church

New Creation Presbyterian Church meets at 5 pm for worship and fellowship in Redhead Hall, located in the Memorial Building on the 600 block of North Elm Street. Learn more about the church on its Facebook page.

Boy Scout Troop 203

Our church sponsors Boy Scout Troop 203, led by Scoutmaster Vance Barron. You can learn more about the troop at www.wildernessadventures.tv.

Wheels4Hope Car Ministry

Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals by providing them reliable, affordable vehicles. FPC outreach is involved through our support of this agency and client referrals from StepUp Ministry and by encouraging car donations and volunteers. Donate your car by calling 355-9130 or see further details at www.wheels4hope.org

Volunteers are needed to work with local independent garage owners, car runners, mechanics (different skill levels are welcome!), administrative work, ambassadors, etc. For further information, please contact Larry Bowden at 337-9721. Child care available.

Refugee Resettlement Program

In 2010, First Presbyterian Church became involved in refugee resettlement ministry through the work of a non-government organization active here in Greensboro, Church World Service. Since late 2010, when two teams of FPC members welcomed families arriving from refugee camps in Nepal, the focus of this ministry has shifted from securing furnishings and negotiating necessary appointments to nurturing deepening friendships. It is a partnership built on mutual respect.  Get involved in a variety of ways such as tutoring refugee students or help adults with citizenship classes, English classes, and crafts and conversations with refugee women.

Contact: Dottie Blanchard

Barnabas Network

Members are encouraged to donated gently used furniture to this organization. We provide vouchers which are used by referred individuals and families in need of home furnishings.  These individuals are transitioning into new homes due to a crisis situation such as spousal abuse, homelessness, newly arriving refugees and immigrants. www.thebarnabasnetwork.org.

Mobile Meals

This ministry delivers hot meals to senior adults along with other FPC members on the third Wednesday of every month. Contact Mary Bolling, 274-1995, to learn more or to volunteer.

We also need Mobile Meals volunteers for fifth Mondays. Fifth Monday volunteers serve four times a year from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Please consider serving as either a regular or a substitute. To volunteer or to learn more, contact Mary Bolling, 336-274-1995. This well-organized and long-standing organization is a United Way Agency which provides hot noontime meals for those seniors who have no other means of obtaining a meal. Meals are planned to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. This service is available for the elderly who may be disabled or frail.