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!

Sunday Morning

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!

Sunday School: 
9:30 am - 10:30 am
for adults and children
September thru May.

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

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.

This Week's News

The Prayer Family of the Week of May 17:  Mary and Virgil Griffith.

Click here
for the Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 24.

Our Pastor, Rev. Julie Bailey, is out of town this week for a Sabbath & Growth Conference.  If you have a pastoral care need while Julie is away, please contact the church office.  Rev. Jarad Bingham will be available for pastoral care emergencies.

Sunday School Classes will be taking a break until mid-August.

Soup Kitchen, Clothes Closet: Sunday, May 24, at 2:30 pm.

Food Stamps Outreach: Wednesday, May 27
at 9:00 am.
Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Human Services assist our guests with obtaining Food StampsNo appointment is necessary. 

Tuesday Bible Study at Republic Coffee:  Tuesday, May 26 at 6:15 pm. 

Choir Rehearsal:  Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

Ghost River Float Trip:  Saturday, May 23.  Floaters should meet rain or shine at 9:30 am at Bateman Bridge.  Bring lunch, drinks, sunscreen, and a hat.  ASAP, please e-mail or call Mark Babb to get your boats reserved at or 901-485-1220.  Canoes with shuttle are $50 and kayaks are $40.  Once you get your boats reserved, please let KC Warren or the church office know that you are coming so we can add you to the list.  Float on!

Annual Pentecost Parade:  Sunday, May 24 at 10:35 am. Plan to wear something red and put on your comfortable shoes to join in our annual celebration of Pentecost!  We will need help in the chapel between 10:00 am and 10:30 am getting hats, streamers and doves ready for the parade.  The parade will set out through our front doors at 10:35 am.  We will pick up our Methodist neighbors and continue to march around the block, back in the front doors and up to the sanctuary for worship.  Following worship, we'll have a potluck luncheon.

We Will  Receive the PCUSA Pentecost Offering This Sunday, May 24, which supports ministries that serve youth and children at risk.  Sixty percent of the offering will support denominational ministries, and forty percent of the offering will remain in our local community, supporting the ministry of the Child Advocacy Center of Memphis. 

Potluck Luncheon:  Sunday, May 24, immediately following worship.  We will be celebrating Pentecost, the "birthday of the church" with a special "tongues of fire" birthday cake, and we will honor our confirmands and our graduates.  Bring a dish to share and join us!

Pennies for Hunger:  Sunday, May 31.

Presbytery Pentecost Gathering: 
Mark your calendars for this exciting Presbytery-wide event on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 pm at Rhodes College!  Pastor Julie is on the planning committee, and we want First Pres Memphis to be well-represented!  We will worship together at 3:00 pm, led by a combined choir from all the churches in our Presbytery; we will share communion with hundreds of our fellow Presbyterians; Dr. Rodger Nishioka, an outstanding preacher and beloved professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, will be preaching, and that in itself is a "don't miss opportunity!";  and following worship, we will all work together to package 10,000 meals (that's right TEN THOUSAND MEALS) for the "Stop Hunger Now" program.  After the meal packaging, we'll share fellowship and enjoy a boxed dinner together.  For more information, contact the church office.

Pinecrest Summer Camps:  Spend an unforgettable week with new friends and amazing counselors!  We'll sing karaoke, dance to energizers, play in the mud, climb a tree, raft a river, and build a fire!  Register for an affordable week (or two!) at  Scholarships are available through some fine folks in this presbytery.

Urgent Clothes Closet Needs:  Our clothes closet is in urgent need of the following items:  new women's cotton briefs in sizes 6, 7, and 8; women's sports bras; men's and women's ankle socks; 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!

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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