Soup Kitchen Ministries 

A Hot Meal Every Sunday:
  The Soup Kitchen serves a hot meal to about 150 guests every Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Clothes Closet: Guests at the Soup Kitchen may visit the clothes closet on Sundays at 2:30 pm.

Birth Certificates:  Volunteers are available at the church on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of every month at 2:00 pm to assist our guests with obtaining their birth certificates. No appointment is necessary.

State ID's:  Volunteers from First Pres and Evergreen Pres assist our guests with obtaining State ID's on the 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of every month at 8:30 am.  An appointment is required - contact the Hospitality HUB at 522-1808 to get on the van list.

Food Stamps:  Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Human Services assist our guests with obtaining Food Stamps every Monday and Wednesday morning from 9:00 am until noon.  No appointment is necessary.

A Wonderful Opportunity for You to Serve Your Neighbor:  Would you like to assist with these wonderful ministries to our homeless neighbors?  Contact the church office and get plugged in!

The Reverend Julie Bailey

Welcome to First. . . all kinds of people from all over Memphis, bonded together in a caring fellowship, and dedicated to worship, prayer and service.

Sunday Morning Schedule
First Presbyterian Church is a downtown congregation where you'll find a warm welcome, profound faith and broad diversity.  If you're looking for a church home, or just need a moment with the Lord, worship with us this Sunday morning!

Sunday School:  9:30 am - 10:30 am
for adults and children
September thru May.

Fellowship in the Chapel:  10:30 am

Worship:  11:00 am
See Sunday's Bulletin Here
Nursery Available for 
Infants and Toddlers
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This Week's News

The Prayer Family of the Week of July 26:  Terri Hill.

Click here
for the Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 2.

Sunday School Classes will be taking a break until mid-August.

Origami PrayersSundays at 10:15 am. Someone will be in the chapel to demonstrate how to fold your prayers for the church into beautiful butterflies. Once collected, your prayers will join others' to create an installation in the sanctuary.

Bass Pro Pyramid Adventure:  Sunday, August 2 immediately following worship.  It's HOT outside, so join our group of indoor adventurers as we carpool over to Bass Pro after worship on Sunday, August 2.  We can take in all the amazing outdoor stuff which is inside the pyramid and eat together at Uncle Buck's restaurant where lunches cost between $10 and $15.  There's also the possibility of bowling, games, and a ride on the 29-story elevator to the observation deck (for a fee), and you can take in the fish feeding at 1:00 pm and the Ducks Unlimited museum for free!  Come join us! 

Birth Certificates:  Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. 
No appointment is necessary.

Soup Kitchen, Clothes Closet: Sunday, August 2 at 2:30 pm.

Food Stamps Outreach will resume on Wednesday, September 2.  Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Human Services assist our guests with Food Stamps. No appointment is necessary.

The Worship Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 4 at 11:30 am at the home of David Cooper.

Bible Study: Tuesday, August 4 at 6:15 pm at Republic Coffee,
2924 Walnut Grove Rd.

Church Pool Party:  Thursday, August 6 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Rhodes College pool.  Bring picnic items to share, and the church will provide icy lemonade.  This is always a fun night, so please invite your friends and neighbors to join the party!

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, August 9, immediately following worship for the purpose of electing three members to the 2015 Nominating Committee.

"UNDIE SUNDAY":  Sunday, August 2. 
Our clothes closet is in urgent need of the following items:  new men's and women's cotton briefs in all sizes; women's sports bras; men's and women's ankle socks; and gently used men's  jeans and khakis in waist sizes 30 to 36.  Donations may be placed in the container in the chapel downstairs or dropped off in the church office.

Blessing of the Backpacks:  Sunday, August 9 during the 11:00 am worship service.  Please bring your students to worship on Sunday, August 9 for this special event.  We'll be showing them our love and support as they head back to daycare and school by blessing their diaper bags and backpacks during the 11:00 am worship service. 

Plastic Grocery Bags Needed by the Soup Kitchen! 
We are running extremely low on plastic grocery bags in the Soup Kitchen, which we use to distribute food and hygiene items.  If these bags are  piling up at your house, we would love to take them off your hands!  There is a tub in the chapel to collect them for the next several weeks.  Thanks for helping out!

Remember Your Pledges and Offerings!  Our busy schedules sometimes keep us from being in worship every Sunday, but the work (and expenses!) of the church continue throughout the year.  Please remember to keep your pledges and offerings current.

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First Presbyterian Church

166 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee  38103


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