Outreach

Day of Service Second Harvest Food Bank June 19, 2024

The next First Presbyterian Church day of service at Second Harvest Food Bank will be on June 19, 2024. Everyone is welcome: members, visitors, family and friends! Summer months offer an opportunity for students (10yrs and up) to join in the fun! Please contact Bob Stoots by email, cell or text (423-782-6280) to register for either or both morning session (10am-Noon) or afternoon session (1pm-3pm). We would love to see you there!

Day of Service Second Harvest Food Bank May 15, 2024

Please join in the fun, fellowship and service with fellow FPC members and friends at Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday, May 15. There will be two work sessions; 10 am to Noon and 1pm to 3 pm for you to select either one or both. Please call, text or email to let me know you would like to participate and to register your preferred time. See you there! Bob Stoots (423-782-6280)

Day of Service Second Harvest Food Bank April 17, 2024

Please mark your calendars and look forward to fun, fellowship and service at Second Harvest Food Bank with fellow FPC members and friends on April 17, 2024. Please email, call or text (423-782-6280) Bob Stoots to sign up and indicate your time preference! Everyone is welcome.  

Day of Service Second Harvest Food Bank March 20, 2024

Please mark your calendars and look forward to fun, fellowship and service at Second Harvest Food Bank with fellow FPC members and friends on March 20, 2024. Please email, call or text (423-782-6280) Bob Stoots to sign up and indicate your time preference! Everyone is welcome.

Day of Service Second Harvest Food Bank – February 21, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions in January, FPC volunteers will be kicking off 2024 service at Second Harvest Food Bank on February 21. There will be both morning and afternoon sessions; from 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm. The rear warehouse entrance for volunteers will be closed due to construction, so please enter through the front reception area. Check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you’d like to help (call or text 423–782–6280).

Day of Service Second Harvest Food Bank January 17, 2024

FPC volunteers will kick off a new year of service at Second Harvest Food Bank on January 17. There will only be a morning session between 10 and noon on this date. Check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you’d like to help (call or text 423–782–6280).

Day of Service at Second Harvest Food Bank – December 20, 2023

FPC volunteers will gather for another day of service at Second Harvest Food Bank on December 20, 2023. There will be two options for this date: morning between 10 and noon and afternoon between 1 and 3:00 p.m. Check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you’d like to help at either or both of these times (call or text 423-782-6280).

First Pres Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our church members have an opportunity to serve those in need in our community by ringing bells for the Red Kettle Campaign. This activity is suitable for individuals or families. Funds raised will be used throughout 2024 for social services of the Salvation Army, including fulfilling clients’ needs for food and clothing, as well as providing a noon meal every day of the year for our community members. Please call to volunteer for a 1 or 2-hour shift between 11…

Day of Service at Second Harvest Food Bank – November 15, 2023

November is a busy time at Second Harvest Food Bank. For 15 years, Project Thanksgiving has been providing Thanksgiving meals to thousands of people in our region who struggle with food insecurity. This year’s goal is to provide 37,000 meals to Northeast Tennesseans in need. The loyal band of First Presbyterian Church volunteers will do our part to help meet this goal by packing food boxes on November 15, 2023. If you would like to join in the fun, fellowship and…

Second Havest Food Bank Workday – Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who joined in the FPC workday at Second Harvest last week, September 20, 2023. We were very happy to have Suzanne Holley (a friend of Cheryl Rice), Bob Miller (a friend and local legend), and Cheryl & Kim Harvey (from Bristol who coincidently volunteered in the afternoon while we were there)! One of our tasks was to remove and correctly label bags of Triscuit crackers from the original boxes that had incorrect content markings. The morning crew…