Sixth Partner: Martha O’Bryan Center

The Martha O’Bryan Center (MOB) was founded in 1894 by Martha O’Bryan, who was a member at First Presbyterian Church. MOBC is a long standing mission partner if FPC’s and many of our church members are involved with the center. Because of its physical proximity to tornado victims and areas of highest poverty in our city, Martha O’Bryan is uniquely positioned in our community to provide necessary relief to those in need during these difficult times. We hope you’ll join us in supporting one of our most beloved mission partners. Donate now!

MOB video

Fifth Partner: Siloam Health

In their own words, “Siloam Health seeks to care, not just for the physical health of those we serve, but for their spiritual, emotional, and mental health as well, based on a strong belief that every person is an image-bearer of their creator.” We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Siloam as they continue their mission to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care. First Pres members have given $9,142 from 34 donors so far in the first week! Thank you for your continued support – what a gift to be a part. Donate now!

Siloam Health video

Fourth Partner: Nashville Rescue Mission

Thank you to you and your families for the ongoing support of our 15:25 Project and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Donate now! As a result of the impacts from COVID-19, their client base has grown significantly, and your continued support is very helpful. We are inspired by the work happening in and among our community and are grateful to play a small role in loving our community well.

Nashville Rescue Mission video

Third Partner: The Little Pantry That Could

The Little Pantry That Could logoAfter the 2010 flood in Nashville, Stacy Downey saw that access to healthy food was not available to many displaced by the flood. As a result, The Little Pantry That Could became a reality. Since then, volunteers stock the shelves of the pantry on Friday afternoons, and anyone who needs food is invited to shop on Saturdays, no questions asked. They received $10,645 with 54 donors for the first week. In addition, FPC’s Food Services and SFM delivered $3,000 worth of groceries and meats to them. They are so grateful and want everyone to know how much they appreciate FPC, their people, and our partnership. Donate by clicking on the PayPal button on the donate page. (Clicking on the PayPal button will allow you to donate with a credit card).

The Little Pantry That Could video

Second Partner: Legacy Mission Village

We are partnering with Legacy Mission Village to support their emergency relief efforts within the LMV community. In the first week, we raised over $21,000 with more than 90 donors. Click here to join us as we support LMV. (Select COVID-19 Emergency Fund from the dropdown).

Legacy Mission Village video

First Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Second Harvest Learn MoreSecond Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. This is especially true right now in middle Tennessee, due to tornado and COVID-19 relief. Join us through our Virtual Food Drive as we help Second Harvest feed our neighbors. $1 = 4 meals. Within the first week, we raised $22,450 with about 120 donors. Thank you!

October Blood Drive

Did you know that 3.6 million more lives could be saved if just 1% more of the population gave blood? Your donation matters; please donate blood with the American Red Cross. Volunteers are needed to assist on donation day with donor check-in and providing food for donors. See Coreen, Shelia or Cindy to help with the blood drive.

  • Sunday, October 21, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Enrichment Center Auditorium
  • Appointment scheduling begins September 16 in Courtenay Hall
  • Online self-scheduling of donation appointments begins September 17
  • Coreen Ford, Shelia Odusote and Cindy Waller, Co-Chairs

Raise the Roof

Habitat for Humanity of Greater NashvilleFor the first time in our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, First Presbyterian Church will build a Habitat home for one of its own employees. Our own property staff team member, Erica Greene, has qualified for a Habitat home and been assigned to FPC as our partner family. If you were blessed to be at worship on Sunday morning, August 5, you may have had a chance to hear Erica give a Minute for Mission, or perhaps you visited with her and her family in Courtenay Hall or in your Sunday School class later that morning.

Now you have a chance to work on-site with Erica to lovingly build the home soon to be occupied by her and her four children. We will work every Saturday AND Sunday (we only stop for lightning or extreme downpours) from September 15 through October 7. Mickey Martin and Michael Baron, co-captains for the final build day, promise the home will be finished and dedicated on Sunday, October 7, so plan now to join them at the celebration.

All tools and supplies for every build day are provided by Habitat so all you need to bring is a friendly and a can-do attitude! The build is set in southeast Davidson county; specific directions will be available closer to the build date. This is the perfect project for a Sunday School Class or group of friends or co-workers. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and youth volunteers require parental permission ahead of time.

FPC has committed to provide 25-30 volunteers each build day. There are jobs for all skill levels with a special need for lunch providers for our hungry builders. You’ll want to commit early to reserve your volunteer spaces for this very exciting project here at FPC.

Sign-ups have begun in Courtenay Hall for this special home build. Won’t you join us? Contact our fall build co-chairs, Steve Butler and Les Coble, with any questions or special offers of assistance. Patricia Heim in our Missions Office is also available to answer questions or assist (615-298-9593 or [email protected]).

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