Serve – In the Church

Care Receivers Ministry

Care Receivers Ministry is a ministry to the church’s homebound–in and out-of-town members. We are also committed to caring for our member’s homebound family members. The care givers have a call and a commitment to caring for others. We basically commit to visiting with them once a month, keeping them in touch with the church, and sometimes providing a meal from the Comfort Kitchen. Once a month a “thinking of you” card is sent to our out-of-town care receivers.
 
This ministry enables the church to stay in touch with our congregation and to make sure no one in need is left out. Wonderful relationships have been formed between the care giver and the care receiver. The blessings go both ways.
 
If you or someone you know would benefit as a care receiver OR if you would like to join the ministry as a care giver, please notify Pat Weaver at 828-264-9316 or weaverwm@bellsouth.net.
 

Comfort Kitchen

A meal is more than mere food when it is made by dedicated people and delivered not only for nutrition, but as an opportunity to serve as God’s hands in bringing love, comfort, and caring to members and friends of the First Presbyterian community.
Because of the diet restrictions faced by many, meals are prepared with a minimal amount of fat, sugar and salt. The single serving meals are prepared with meat, vegetables, fruit and dessert. A list of main ingredients as well as general suggestions for its preparation are included with each meal. 

To learn more and to be part of this meaningful ministry, contact Gail Johnson at 828-265-1371 or comfortkitchengail@gmail.com (Please include Comfort Kitchen in your subject line.)

Deacon Care Groups

In Acts 6:1-6, the Disciples of Christ were increasing, as were their responsibilities. Unintentionally, they found themselves ministering to the growing body of followers, and less to the teachings of Christ. Something had to be done. And so began the role of the Deacon in the early Christian church. They were care givers, and feeders of the body and the soul.

The Diaconate serves a number of purposes; however, the most important role is care giver to the people of our church. Our congregation is divided into Care Groups, led by a Deacon. Think of these groups as small families among a multitude of families; families that watch out for one another, supporting each other during crisis and celebration. The Deacons contact the people on their Care Groups on a regular basis to connect with them and also to give information about upcoming events at FPC.

English as a Second Language Classes

ESL is taught year round on Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00pm. The purpose is to teach survival English to adults and help the younger students with homework. The hope is to educate participants so they can better cope with daily issues which will enable them to make a contribution to the community. There is no charge to the students.
contact Harless Wright webewright@skybest.com
 

Kids Ministry

Our growing children’s ministry invites you to join in the fun-filled blessings of nurturing our children.
Whether you serve on a planning or teaching team, volunteer at VBS, use your skills in artistic endeavors, or serve in any other of MANY positions occasionally, once a year, or every week, we want you to enjoy your time with us!
 
Please consider serving with us…
  • Children’s Ministry Planning Team meets the third Sunday of the month to plan details of the children’s ministry.
  • Kingdom Kids Events or assist with special events for kids several times a year.
  • Sunday School Teacher / Helper – Teach, substitute, or assist with children ages 2 -10 on Sunday mornings
  • REACH WEDNESDAY – Help with Wednesday activities for children ages 4 – 10 during the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters.
  • Children’s Church Teacher / Helper – teach or assist with children ages 4 – 6 during Sunday Services.
  • VBS -helpers are needed to plan, teach, lead activities from crafts to snacks to games, etc, to lead small groups, to sign kids in, to make costumes and decorate, to PRAY, and so much more!
 
PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD’S DIRECTION ABOUT HOW YOU CAN BEST SERVE OUR PRECIOUS DISCIPLES–IN-TRAINING!
Questions? Contact Rebecca Liljestrand, Director of Children’s Ministries at 828-264-3906 or rebecca@firstpresboone.net

Knarthex Knitters

The Knarthex Knitters get together during REACH WEDNESDAY with a common bond… knitting and crocheting with a purpose… what results are relationships formed that continue to grow and many lives are touched by the fruit of their labor. 

Join us to knit or crochet prayer shawls for our members who need the warmth and comfort of knowing that their brothers and sisters in Christ care for them, pray for them, and give them a tangible gift of that love in concern for their illness or loss of a loved one.

Questions??? contact Julia Pedigo pedigoja@appstate.edu

Sunday Morning Coffee Ministry

Each Sunday morning you can see a flock of people in the Gathering Space enjoying a cup of coffee, tea, or juice. The Coffee Ministry provides the opportunity to visit with old friends and to meet new ones. Beverages are available from 8:30 to 10:45 am. So stop by and enjoy fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ or grab a cup on your way to Sunday School!
If you would like to help out with Coffee on a Sunday morning, contact Marty Meredith at Plezngod2@aol.com.
 

Worship – Sunday Morning

CHANCEL CHOIR
11:00am (practice Wednesdays at 7:30pm)
contact Lisa Combs 828-773-5084
 
PROJECTION TEAM
8:45 and 11:00am
contact Sue Newell 828-265-3280
 
USHER / GREETER
8:45 and 11:00am
contact Tammi Zaidel 828-264-3906
 
WORSHIP ASSISTANT 11:00am
contact: Bob Smith fpbboonechoir@gmail.com or
Jeff Smith jeff@firstpresboone.net or
Jennifer Jones 828-264-3906 or jennifer@firstpresboone.net

Worship – Sunday Morning

FIRST LIGHT PRAISE TEAM

8:45am (practice Thursdays at 6:30pm)
contact Cindy Clawson 828-773-1793
 

SOUND TECHNICIAN

8:45 and 11:00am
contact Kelvin Gryder 828-963-7628  
 

EXUBERANT BELLS

11:00am (practice Wednesdays at 6:15pm)
contact Sylvia Rippy 828-297-4479