FPC Food Outreach Ministry
We partner with Sweetwater Mission (sweetwatermission.org) in Austell to distribute groceries and essentials to approximately 280 families who drive through our church’s main parking lot every Tuesday between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. Families who need this service do not need to make an appointment. There is no cost; a minimum amount of data is collected.
We are so thrilled with our partnership with Tapestry Associates (tapestryassociates.com) as we share our space and they share their counseling services with our staff and members at discounted rates. Check out the details here.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Because one in five adults have a diagnosable mental health condition, FPC has partnered with NAMI Cobb (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for many years to provide a safe space to discuss mental health concerns so that no one needs to feel alone. Support Groups for individuals with a mental health condition and another group for families who have a loved one with a mental health condition meet every week at FPC and the NAMI Family-to-Family eight-week education class (for family members) as well as the Peer-to-Peer class (for diagnosed individuals) is offered periodically. Contact Neill Blake or email@example.com
Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb
This Christ-centered health center provides a comprehensive range of medical and dental services for patients without health insurance or the means to afford care. Volunteer opportunities include professional medical and dental work, front office help, packing healthcare bags, professional counseling and more.
My Handy Friend
The purpose of this ministry is to provide a service to our members with limited ability such as age, physical, or economic ability, who need some assistance. Our goal is to create a team of qualified volunteers who will provide safe, reliable repairs or help. If you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer your time and skills, please fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you. Questions? Contact Paul Sherwood at 770-427-0293 or Ken Miner at 315-263-0827.
More than 6,000 volunteers serve through MUST, a multifaceted community ministry connecting people who have a desire to help with those who need help the most. Volunteer opportunities include after school tutoring and mentoring; manning the thrift shop or volunteering at the homeless shelter; giving food, clothing, and other items; running in the Thanksgiving Day Gobble Jog; or getting involved in the summer lunch program. First Presbyterian Church is a MUST Summer Lunch distribution site.
The Extension provides comprehensive addiction treatment services and life rehabilitation at two resident facilities – one for men and one for women. FPC supports The Extension through donations of money, supplies, and volunteers to prepare meals, make repairs, teach life skills classes, and more.
An extension of the Davis Direction Foundation’s non-profit corporation, The Zone is led and governed by people in recovery, as well as their family members, friends and allies. It’s a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) that mobilizes resources within and outside of the recovery community to make long-term recovery possible for the population it serves.