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!

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 November 22:  Mac Mathis.

Click here
for the Scripture Readings for Sunday, November 29.

Soup Kitchen, Clothes Closet: Sunday, November 29 at 2:30 pm. 

Food Stamps Outreach:  Monday, November 23  at 9:00 am. 
Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Human Services assist our guests with Food Stamps. No appointment is necessary.

The Church Office will be CLOSED November 26-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Elder Training 2:  Sunday, November 29 at 9:30 am in the Seekers' Class room.

PENNIES FOR HUNGER:  Sunday, November 29.

Advent Concert:  Sunday, November 29 at 5:00 pm.  Once again, the choirs of First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and Evergreen Presbyterian will join together to perform Pachelbel's "Magnificat in D" and Bach's Cantata 140 "Wachet Auf."  Soloists include Carole Blankenship, Matthew Hayner, and Scott Sadler.  Short organ works performed by Carol Craig, Phil Brown, and Robert Klingbeil.  ALL are welcome and a nursery will be available.   A reception will be held in the chapel immediately following the concert.  If you are able to bring cookies, please contact Lee Henderson.

we worship, we grow in faith and we serve God and neighbor in the heart of downtown Memphis.  In 2016, we want to continue to enhance our ministries and much, much more here at First Pres!  Together we are working to lay new foundations, and to spark spiritual renewal, enthusiasm and faith in the future of our church.  We hope you will prayerfully consider a generous pledge for 2016 to help us achieve our mission of bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God.  Pledge cards are available on the round table in the chapel or by contacting the church office.

Clothes Closet Needs:  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.

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!

HUB Coffee is now available at Muddy's Bake Shop, Miss Cordelia's, Trolley Stop, John's Pantry in Cordova, and SuperLo on Spottswood.  $2 from the sale of every bag goes to the Hospitality HUB to support their ministry to the homeless.  The coffee is a special blend developed just for the HUB by local roasters, J. Brooks.  Buy some and share the news!

Let's be Thankful Together!  Join the 45-year tradition of Thanksgiving dinner at Pinecrest, serving on Thursday, November 26, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Cost is $22 for adults and $15 for children age 3 - 8.  The menu will include turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, gravy, sumptuous sides, pies, a bonfire, hayride, a little religion, good conversation, a lot of laughter, and no cleaning up!  Bring your family and friends or meet new ones here!  Make your reservations now by calling 901-878-1247 or via email at  Pinecrest Conference and Retreat Center is located at 21430 Highway 57, LaGrange, TN.

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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