First Presbyterian Church is very mission-minded. The congregation of First Presbyterian Church supports the agencies listed below in at least one of the following ways: church budget, special offering, work projects, board members, volunteers.
Good Samaritan Ministry of Tullahoma
Known as the Farris Properties, The First Presbyterian Church of Tullahoma acquired this eight unit apartment building and a small house in November 2003. The Farris Apartments and small house are located on the Church’s property at the southwest side of the parking lot on the corner of N. Washington St. and E. Lincoln St. This acquisition provided The Church with an opportunity to expand our missions and programs on both a short- and long-range basis.
Initially, the Farris Properties naturally helped expand Community Outreach as the Church provided affordable housing for lower-income citizens of Tullahoma. As specific special-need cases were identified, the Church subsidized rent to provide even lower cost to renters, usually for a specific time period until the renter’s finances improved.
As time went by, the Church developed a mission oriented relationship with our tenants and The Church broadened it's focus to embrace the needs of neighbors beyond the Farris apartments.
We have expanded our outreach mission to those not only in our apartments but, also within our community including people in nursing homes, shelters, the homeless and families living in apartments and homes provided through The Tullahoma Housing Authority.
Through this mission effort we saw a need to expand our outreach to include services that may have broader appeal. Such as providing guidance on handling personal finances and independent living, by providing faith-based counselling upon request, and most importantly welcoming all to our regular worship services.
The Farris Apartment Board of Directors provide oversight as well as human aspects of the properties. They are tasked with meeting the mission of providing affordable housing and monthly meals while not putting a large financial burden on the Church.
The Board has achieved this balance while ensuring quality-of-life housing standards for our tenants. Today the demand for low-cost housing continues. If you are in need of low cost housing you may call The First Presbyterian Church office at 931 455 9328.
Mission Meals - “No Preaching, No Praying, No Singing, Just Eating” Free Meal Program
A little over three years ago we started serving monthly meals. The Mission Committee continues to invites folks from Autumn Manor (low-income senior citizens apartment), Farris Apartments (the church’s apartments), Shepherd’s House, and clients from Good Sam to our monthly FREE meals.
We’re also reaching out to the community in general by placing signage along Lincoln Street and posting on our Facebook page the week before the event.
If you are in need of a free meal please join us on the 4th Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in our fellowship hall located at 204 E. Grundy St. Tullahoma.
We’re always looking for volunteers to help us show hospitality and to reach out to our community to meet a need.
The 4-cents-a-meal program provides an opportunity for individuals and families to participate in a corporate response to world hunger. By contributing 4-cents per person at each meal we are reminded of the needs of others and our call as Christians to respond to their hunger.
We receive this offering quarterly: February, May, August, and November.
4 cents per meal x 3 meals per day = 12 cents per day.
12 cents per day x 7 days per week = 84 cents per week.
84 cents per week x 4.33 weeks = $3.65 per month.
$3.65 per month x 3 months = $10.95 per quarter
Have A Heart For Good Samaritan
Last month the Good Samaritan of Tullahoma assisted 52 families with food, which broke down to serving 81 adults and 59 children. As you can see the need for food in our community is great!
Please consider this when you do your grocery shopping and help us by purchasing the following items: canned fruits and vegetables, soda crackers, cereal, peanut butter, dry spaghetti, pasta sauce, soup, and canned tuna or chicken. Bring some of these items with you to worship on Mission Sunday, the second Sunday of each month.
SERRV Provides An Opportunity To Serve Others
Through the SERRV catalog sale program held in the fall we have the opportunity to benefit the artisans and farmers worldwide. In addition any extra money generated is used to fund FPC’s mission projects.
On behalf of SERRV and artisan and farmer partners in 34 countries over the last 68 years, SERRV has provided sustainable opportunity to tens of thousands of low-income and marginalized people who seek the chance to earn a decent living.
With every purchase you've helped artisans around the world dream of a better future for their children. SERRV only works with groups that ensure no forced labor-of-any-age is used in production. Partners have a strong focus on education and encourage children to attend school for as long as possible. They build and staff community schools, offer scholarships, provide stable housing to orphans, and give parents the flexibility they need to raise their children.
Supporting SERRV accomplishes several things: the items make great gifts; artisans and farmers receive a fair price for their work; and FPC is able to do more in mission projects.
5 Loaves 4 Kids
Coffee County Childrens