The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to proclaim the Word of God the Father Almighty, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit as commanded in the Scriptures. Spiritual growth is encouraged through study, prayer, praise, music and worship; Christians and nonbelievers are nurtured with love and compassion; and stewardship of time, talent and financial resources is kindled in response to God’s Call.
Chemo Care Packages
Born from an idea of one of our church members, we began distributing Chemo Care Packages in the Spring of 2015. Care packages are available to anyone in our church family and community who might need one. If you or someone you know is currently undergoing chemotherapy, please call the church office and request a Chemo Care Package, 325-655-5694.
Promised Land Ministries
Promised Land Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization working around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with local churches and short term mission teams promoting education, health, nutrition and the Gospel of Christ.
Located at Iglesia Presbiteriana Nazareth Church (Nazareth Presbyterian Church), 313 W. Ave. N. Project Dignidad is an ecumenical ministry, which has provided free food in emergency situations to individuals and families since 1976.
West Texas Counseling and Guidance Center
Diagnosis and treatment for most mental health disorders, offering faith sensitive counseling. Located at 2001 Colorado, firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity
A non-profit ecumenical housing ministry, one of over 2300 affiliates that have built more than 175,000 homes worldwide. Located at 401 N. Chadbourne
Concho Valley Food Bank
Is a state-licensed salvage facility whose mission is to prevent the waste of edible food and to distribute that food and other grocery products to a network of non-profit agencies with on-site feeding or food distribution programs in the Concho valley region. Located at 1313 South Hill Street; www.conchovalleyfoodbank.org
Ministry of Compassion
An FPC supported mission that provides assistance to individuals and families, which includes assistance with rent, utilities, transportation, and medical needs.
Meals for the Elderly
Is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo with one hot, nutritious home-delivered meal each weekday, while ensuring their individual well-being. Located at 310 E. Houston Harte, www.mealsfortheelderly.org
Located at Wesley Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. 18th St., the Soup Kitchen provides a hot nutritious lunch six days per week to our community’s most vulnerable citizens. First Presbyterian Church has a presence at the Soup Kitchen the fourth Monday of every month by preparing and serving a meal. More than 150 people eat at the Soup Kitchen each day.
House of Faith
Is an independent and non-denominational ministry targeting the unchurched in their own neighborhoods. The mission is to take Jesus to neighborhood children, youth and families providing a sense of belonging and strengthen their faith enabling them to honor God with their lives and offer themselves in service to Him. Located at 321 Montecito Dr., www.hofministries.org
Through God Comes Justice Jail Ministry
This is a mission outreach to the families and children of prisoners in Tom Green County Jail. This includes Easter baskets for the children of inmates and other needed services.
Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services
Since its beginnings in 1903 as an orphanage in Dallas, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has been providing residential care and other services to children and families with no place else to turn.
Whether it’s through one of its group homes, a foster home, adoption, the Child and Family Program, or the Advanced Education and Aftercare Program, PHS seeks to show the children in its care that they are beloved children of God.
Medical Benevolence Foundation
MBF provides crucial funds need to give medical care to the needy. These funds also help to build, maintain, and operate hospitals in some of the world’s poorest impoverished nations and communities. MBF supports healing ministries in more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout the world. www.MBFoundation.org
FPC financially supports missionaries around the world.
Lamar Elementary School
The Mission Statement of Lamar Elementary School states that Lamar’s teachers, staff and families join together as a community to empower all students to reach their highest academic, social, and physical potential through a rigorous and motivating curriculum. Our united goal is to create thriving individuals who will contribute to the future of our world.
First Presbyterian has adopted Lamar School in order to provide support and encouragement for the teachers and staff, as well as the students and their families. We do this through prayer, tutoring, special events for the teachers, and assistance in the library.
Pregnancy Help Center
In addition to free, confidential pregnancy testing, compassionate client advocates, and referrals for medical care, and social services the following are also provided at no charge to clients:
- Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
- Information on abortion procedures, risks, and alternatives
- Baby and maternity clothes
- Prenatal vitamins
- Prenatal and Parenting Classes
- Post-abortion healing–for men and women
Young Lives ( A program of Young Life)
YoungLives has never wavered from the original vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Kairos Prison Ministry
The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
“I was in prison and you visited me” — Matthew 25:36
NewBridge Family Shelter
The NewBridge Family Shelter has been providing emergency shelter, services, and guidance to victims of domestic violence and their families for over 30 years. The shelter focuses on improving the lives of victims of family violence through education and support. NewBridge, strives to give its clients the respect and services they deserve. NewBridge Mission Statement: NewBridge family shelter is dedicated to reducing domestic violence by providing a safe haven and educational services to victims.