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Backpack Buddies

FPC volunteers pack and deliver backpacks full of non-perishable foods each week to MacIntyre Park Middle School students identified as food insecure by the MPMS staff.  These backpacks help to provide food for the weekend when the students do not have access to school breakfast and lunch meals.  To volunteer, please contact the church office. 


Bibles & Breakfast

Each Sunday morning, Charles Balfour, Mike Grimsley, Tommy Rice, and Ken Manwaring lead a study of the Bible while enjoying breakfast. The study reaches into the books of the Bible as well as movies that provide an in-depth look at the Bible. Bibles and Breakfast begins at 7:50 a.m. every Sunday morning in the Edwards Building.


Jail Ministry

Every Sunday, a group of members led by Richard Vann and Martin Cochran meet for service at the Thomas County Jail on Smith Avenue. During this time, inmates are given the opportunity to worship while receiving encouragement in their daily struggles. In addition to the Sunday service, Martin Cochran meets with inmates daily. If you would like to become involved with this long-standing ministry, please contact Richard Vann at 229-977-3150 or at


FPC Partnership

The FPC Partnership provides financial assistance to those in unexpected financial situations. This community outreach is now under the care of church volunteers.  These caring individuals interview clients, identify their needs, and coordinate efforts with other various agencies. Each client receives an invitation to our church, words of encouragement, and prayer.

The stories are endless and the need is great. We appreciate the ongoing support from both our congregation and our community. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please call the church office.


presbyterian Home & Southern Pines

Volunteers from our congregation routinely lead devotional time at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman and Southern Pines in Thomasville. If you are interested in helping with one of these services, please contact the church office.

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Second Saturday Lunch Outreach

Since 2009, FPC has partnered with other Thomasville churches to provide a hot meal on Saturday to anyone who might be in need.  Saint Thomas Episcopal Church is the host site each week and FPC volunteers cook and serve the meal on the second Saturday of each month.  This collaborative ministry is making a difference in our community.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office to be put in touch with one of our volunteer coordinators. 

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Thomasville-Thomas County Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1983, the members of FPC have been proud to work with our local Habitat for Humanity to bring decent housing to those in need in our community.


Other Local Partners

Other outreach organizations supported by First Presbyterian Church include The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, Project Backyard, InsideOut Nation, Next Level Training,  First Option Care, Rescued Home for Men, Joshua’s Promise, The Gideon’s, The Salvation Army, and the Thomas County Food Bank.