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©2019 by FPC Auburn. All Rights Reserved. Images from Unsplash, Sherina Hill PhotographyElizabeth Garrett, and Marianne Cone.

 

At First Presbyterian Church we dedicate ourselves to being a nurturing community of faith that loves God and loves our fellow human beings as we love ourselves, giving special attention to those whom Jesus called the least of these – the poor, hungry, sick, lonely, imprisoned, and oppressed. We have long played an important role in local outreach and service organizations in Auburn and Lee County. We are especially grateful to serve as a physical home and ministry partner to Presbyterian Community Ministry, and Bravehearts Center for Place and Purpose, both of which serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

For more information about Mission ministries, contact Rev. Kathy Wolf Reed

Founded by our church in 1968, Presbyterian Community Ministry (PCM) offers interest-free loans and grants to those in our community who need assistance with utility and rent payments or repairs to their homes. We continue to provide financial support, leadership, and office space for this ministry.


For more information, contact Mary Turnbull or Tracy Parsons

Presbyterian Community Ministry

BraveHearts Center for Place and Purpose is a joint outreach program of the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn and the Auburn University Social Work Program in the College of Liberal Arts. The program provides a place where individuals with disabilities are offered opportunities for continued growth in the areas of health and fitness, academia, life and job skills, community outreach, and creative arts exploration. It creates a place that is sensitive to the need for safety, the importance of belonging, and the benefit of consistent daily routine, and creates a purpose for those who would otherwise be excluded from full participation in the adult community.

Bravehearts Center for Place and Purpose

Additionally

First Presbyterian also partners in the ministry of other community outreach and service programs, providing our congregation fulfilling volunteer opportunities, as well as giving opportunities.

The Alabama Prison Birth Project works to improve the health of newborns birthed by women in custody while strengthening maternal bonds and maternal self-efficacy. The Project provides doula support, group prenatal and postpartum support, and the opportunity for mothers to provide milk to their newborns.

Alabama Prison Birth Project

Auburn Daycare Centers Inc. provides comprehensive child care services for children 6 weeks to 12 years old, so that parents from low and moderate income homes and neighborhoods can work, be in training for work, or attend school.

Auburn Daycare Centers, Inc.

The Domestic Violence Intervention Center works to eliminate violence in the lives of women and children by providing direct services, such as shelter, hotline and referrals, to battered women and their children, in the 5 county areas; and to assist them through counseling and advocacy, in leading violence free lives.

Domestic Violence Intervention Center

The Food Bank of East Alabama works to alleviate hunger by providing an efficient, coordinated system for collecting and distributing food to low-income people through member agencies that serve the ill, needy, and infants. The food bank also works to reduce food waste, and raise awareness regarding hunger and food security issues in east central Alabama.

Food Bank of East Alabama

The Community Market, a program of the Food Bank of East Alabama, provide a friendly grocery-store environment for Lee County families in need, allowing them to select food they need, rather than receiving pre-filled, generic bags.

The Community Market

We participate in the work of Habitat for Humanity through the WeHelp Coalition of Lee County. Eleven local churches join in building Habitat homes. Funds are raised through the annual Cookie Walk in December.

Habitat For Humanity and The WeHelp Coalition

Living River is the Sheppards and Lapsly Presbytery camping and conference center offering faith-based youth camping and spiritual retreats, and the includes the Cahaba Environmental Center where thousands of youth are educated each year about the environment.

Living River

Matthew 28 is focused on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ by feeding hungry children and caring for orphans. The organization operates 14 feeding centers in the villages surrounding Bohoc, Haiti, feeding 700 children four times weekly and supporting the education of orphans in a country where they would not otherwise have access to education.

Matthew 28

Our House provides a Christ-centered home environment for an after school ministry of encouragement and mentoring, where children are served healthy snacks, and learn responsibility for their homework and studies. Our congregation holds a summer shoe drive to provide new school shoes for every child at Our House.

Our House

R.E.A.C.H. (Refresh, Encourage, Activities, Care, Hope) provides respite days for those with early to moderate memory issues and includes physical, mental, and emotional interaction with other participants and volunteers, as well as lunch.

R.E.A.C.H. Community Respite Ministry

 
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