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 the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month 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!

Sunday Morning

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

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.

This Week's News

Click here for the Scripture Readings for Sunday, April 20. 

Prayer Family of the Week:  Rebecca and Nate Vander Linde

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Communion:  Thursday, April 17, at 6:00 pm.  On Maundy Thursday, we will remember Jesus' last supper with his disciples as we share dinner and communion in the chapel at 6:00 pm.  This will be a joint service with the congregation of Buntyn Presbyterian Church.  Cost for dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children with a $20 family maximum.   All food will be prepared by the church - you do not need to bring anything this time.  Please make your reservation by contacting our church office by noon on Tuesday, April 15, so that we can plan accordingly.  A nursery will be available.

Good Friday Dinner and Worship:  Friday, April 18 at 5:30 pm at Buntyn Presbyterian Church.  On Good Friday, April 18, we will join with the congregation of Buntyn Presbyterian Church for dinner and worship as we remember the passion and crucifixion of Christ.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm, at Buntyn Presbyterian Church, 513 S. Prescott Ave., and those attending will be asked to make a donation to cover the cost of the food.  Worship will begin in the sanctuary at 6:30 pm, and will include a reading of the passion narrative from scripture.  Please make your reservation by contacting our church office by noon on  Tuesday, April 15, so that we can plan accordingly. 

The church office will be closed on Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday.

Holy Week Prayer Vigil:  Friday-Saturday, April 18-19.  Our church will join together in a time of continuous focused prayer during Good Friday and Saturday of Holy Week, April 18-19.  Please sign up for one or more 30-minute time slots to pray for our church, for our neighbors and for our world.  Sign-up sheets and prayer guides are available on the round table in the chapel.  You are not expected to pray in the church sanctuary - you may do so wherever you are.

Potluck Easter Brunch:  Sunday, April 20 at 9:30 am.  Make plans to be at the annual Potluck Easter Brunch at 9:30 am on Easter Sunday.  Bring your dish to share to the chapel around 9:15 am so that the food can be set up for serving at 9:30 am.  If you are able to help with set-up, serving, or clean-up, please contact Lee Henderson or the church office.

Soup Kitchen: Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 pm

Food Stamps Outreach:  Monday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 am. Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Human Services assist our guests with obtaining Food StampsNo appointment is necessary.

Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 23  at 7:00 pm.

"Undie Sunday":  May 4.  We continue to be extremely low on, and in some cases completely out of, new men's and women's underwear in the Clothes Closet.  This includes white cotton briefs, socks, t-shirts and women's sports bras in all sizes.  To help meet the need, we are designating the first Sunday of each month as "Undie Sunday," to help you remember to bring in a few new pair of underwear, socks, etc. for the clothes closet (of course you may bring in your donations ANY Sunday).  If you are able to help, we will be collecting these items in a bin in the chapel on Sundays, or you may leave them in the church office.  Thanks for pitching in!

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

First Pres is now on Facebook,
and we'll be sharing information and pictures about what's happening with  our members and friends!  If you have info or pictures  you'd like to suggest for posting on our page, contact the church office. 

Check us out on Facebook at:

First Presbyterian Church

166 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee  38103


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