Service & Outreach

Matthew 22:36-40 (NRSV)

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”  He said to him, “‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

We are called to be Christ’s reflection in and throughout our lives, locally, nationally, and globally.  The work of Christ in us and through us to the world fulfills either the greatest commandment “to love” or the Great Commission “to GO, make disciples” or both. This is why we do what we do! We strive to provide opportunities for every member of FPC (from preschool to the young at heart) to be actively engaged with and inspired by at least one mission experience and have a story to share and inspire others.

Mission Highlight

Lent for Locals 2020 a success!

$2,254

That total money represents your love and support extended to four of our local ministry partners through our Lent for Locals program. The timing of these gifts is amazing as many of these partners can use the extra funds because they have responded in full force during this at home quarantine season.  We thank you for your prayerful support in this season!  If you are interested in serving or volunteering with any of these groups once the restrictions are lifted, please contact Pastor Chad.

Throughout the season of Lent as we reflect on Christ's sacrifice, we encourage you to help be His light in our community. We invite you to help us support those who serve others by sharing your time, in kind gifts, or financial resources.

Our 2020 Lent for Locals theme was shelter. We focused on four local organizations that help provide homes and shelter to those in our community who don't have roof over their heads each night.  We partnered with Rush Homes, Gateway House, Adult Care Center, and Miriam's House.  Each Sunday in Lent, we shared testimonies from each partner of their impact, updates on their programs, and ways we can help them serve the homeless.

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We celebrate! In February, we collected 321 canned food items for the Rivermont Area Emergency Food Pantry (RAEFP) through our Orange Cart drive! These food items have been critical in our season of quarantine where many in the city lost their jobs. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need! Together, we can change the world!

First Presbyterian Church partners with over 20 mission organizations or missionaries throughout the Lynchburg community, the United States of America, and around the world. We support and come alongside organizations focused on helping with food insecurity, housing needs, addiction and rehabilitation, sports, elderly populations, education, and holistic minitry through missionaries and the Kalikumbi and Embangweni communities in Malawi.  Through our encouragement, financial gifts, prayers, and volunteering, we hope to be the greatest expression of Christ in the form of service and love! If you or your family would like to be involved with our Service and Outreach Committee or get involved with our mission partners, please reach out to our Associate Pastor for Service and Outreach, Chad McCain.

Our Mission

Celebrating God’s grace, Inspiring the next generation for Christ… each and every day!!!

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