LOCAL MISSION

Abortion Alternatives & Crisis Pregnancy Center. 516 Holston Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620. Seeks to assist women and families in crisis. Provides services during pregnancy; may arrange housing during pregnancy; assists in arranging medical care, legal assistance, and community support.

Abuse Alternatives. 230 Midway Medical Park, Bristol, TN 37620. Provides temporary emergency shelter to women and families in crisis. Offers individual and family counseling. Maintains 24­hour crisis intervention counseling.

Bloodmobile. FPC hosts regular visits of the Bloodmobile from Marsh Regional Blood Center.

Bristol Emergency Food Pantry. 21 Washington Street, Bristol, VA 24201. Primary provider of emergency food in the Bristol area.

Bristol Faith in Action. 1534 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201. BFIA is a cooperative outreach ministry of the churches of Bristol and the local community, formed to serve any persons whose circumstances leave them with significant physical, social, emotional, or spiritual needs.

Christian Hands Ministry. FPC maintains a vigorous outreach to our Fairmount neighborhood, supporting Fairmount Elementary School with family food assistance, classroom snacks, and participation in the Reading Buddy program. A new initiative focuses on supportive outreach to particular homes in the neighborhood with material and spiritual care.

Family Promise of Bristol. P.O. Box 302, Bristol, TN 37621; Day Center located adjacent to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 672 Island Rd., Bristol, VA. Family Promise of Bristol provides housing and food in local congregations for homeless families with children. FPC supports Family Promise of Bristol through financial support and as a host congregation.

Good News Jail Ministry. Committed to preaching and teaching the gospel to prisoners in jails and prisons; serves the Bristol, VA, and Sullivan County jails.

Haven of Rest. 624 Anderson Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Men’s Ministry for hearing the gospel message. Food Service provides three meals a day, seven days a week to those in need; food boxes provided as needed. Haven Home and Haven Shelter provide housing and shelter for women and children.

Healing Hands Health Center. 210 Memorial Drive, Bristol, TN 37620. Christian ministry committed to meeting the unmet healthcare needs of working people in greater Bristol.

Highlands Juvenile Detention Center Ministry. Shakesville Road, Bristol, VA 24201. Volunteer ministry by members of local churches who present gospel lesson to youths in this temporary holding facility.

Holston Presbytery. 1415 Waverly Road, Kingsport, TN 37664. FPC joins in mutual ministry, outreach, and support with 66 Presbyterian congregations in Northeast Tennessee.

King University. 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Our next­door neighbor and long­standing partner in ministry, King is a Presbyterian Church– related university. FPC gladly supports this ministry of higher education with both financial and cooperative assistance.

Living Waters for the World. FPC supports this mission of the Synod of Living Waters, which installs clean-water systems in our region and throughout the world. FPC’s LWW team has installed residential water systems near Tazewell, TN as a partner in LWW’s Appalachian Network.

Marthina Memorial Chapel. 9th and Glen Streets, Bristol, TN. A chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Marthina Memorial Presbyterian Chapel maintains weekly worship, learning, and fellowship.

Meals on Wheels. Started at FPC in 1973, Meals on Wheels incorporates teams of volunteers from churches throughout Bristol. The FPC Meals on Wheels crew serves approximately 50 meals every second Thursday of the month.

 

The Salvation Army. 137 Edgemont Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620. Comprehensive ministry to preach the gospel and meet human needs in the name of Jesus without discrimination.

Scouting. First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620. Since 1922 FPC has sponsored BSA Troop 3 in the Sequoyah Council. We also sponsor Cub Scout Pack 3 and Venture Crew 3.

Sharing Christ Mission. Sixth and State Streets, Bristol, TN. Local Christian mission provides a hot, nutritious free meal each Saturday evening to any in need, plus opportunity for worship on Sunday morning.

Young Life Bristol. PO Box 548, Bristol, TN 37621-0548. FPC supports the ministry of Young Life Bristol, which reaches kids in our community through caring adults who build friendships with them based upon God’s love.

Youth Conference Ministries. 1200 Mountain Creek Road, Suite 350, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Through the volunteer service of our staff members and the financial support of our church, FPC shares in YCM’s ministry to children and youth, providing conference and mission experiences for young peoples’ Christian growth.