We Warmly Welcome you to First Pres! We are a caring community of all kinds of people from all over Memphis who believe that we are all God's children. With joyful hearts and open arms we welcome everyone to our church regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic or family status.
We are back to in person worship with COVID-19 Precautions. Please read about them here.
At First Pres we believe in worship and service. Living out our faith in an active way connects us with God, with one another and with our community. A wonderful opportunity is available here for you to Serve with us: Would you like to assist with one of our outreach ministries? Contact the church office and get plugged in!
A Hot Meal Every Sunday: The Soup Kitchen serves a hot meal to about 150 guests every Sunday. Due to COVID19 we are operating in a 'to-go' model, guests receive lunches between 1:15-2:00pm from kitchen doorway.
Clothes Closet: Guests at the Soup Kitchen may visit the clothes closet on Sundays at 1:30. - underwear, socks & masks are available weekly.
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. -Suspended due to COVID19
State IDs: Volunteers from First Pres assist our guests with obtaining State IDs on the 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of every month at 8:30 am. An appointment is required - you must first contact the Hospitality HUB at 522-1808 to get on the transportation list. - Suspended due to COVID19
Food Stamps: Representatives of the Tennessee Department of Human Services assist our guests with obtaining Food Stamps every Monday and Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. No appointment is necessary. Church members are helpful in attending to our guest's needs during this time. Note that if a month has a 5th Monday or a 5th Wednesday, there is no Food Stamp assistance on that day. - Suspended due to COVID19
Second Harvest: We receive a delivery of perishable items from Trader Joe's. Your help is welcome to receive the delivery on Saturdays, and to distribute the food to our guests on Sunday afternoons. Please contact the church office if you would like more information about helping with this ministry or any of our ministries.
Clothes Closet Needs: Our clothes closet is always in need of the following items: NEW men's and women's cotton underwear in all sizes; men's and women's socks; and gently used baseball caps and men's jeans and khakis in waist sizes 30 to 36, jackets and wind breakers. Donations may be placed in the container in the chapel downstairs or dropped off in the church office. Your help is needed with sorting donations, and organizing the closet, please contact the office to schedule a time for individuals or small groups of 4-6 people. - Current needs are coats for our guests.