Community Ministries

First Presbyterian Church has a strong commitment to share God’s love with the community around us. If you would like to live out your faith through ministry in the community, please prayerfully consider becoming involved with one of the ministries below.

Advocates for Bartow’s Children

Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization devoted to serving children and families in Bartow County and surrounding North Georgia counties. Eight programs make up the Advocates umbrella name, 42 employees and they serve over 2,600 children in need every year. To learn more about Advocates for Bartow’s Children, click here.

Community Church Shop

A community ministry founded in the 1960s by members of First Presbyterian, this program provides free or low-cost clothing to children and adults along with small household items. Donations are accepted at 21 W. Main Street Monday through Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM. Its Facebook page can be found here.

Good Neighbor Shelter

The Good Neighbor Shelter is a Christian ministry to the homeless in our community. This ministry was founded by a member of First Presbyterian. It provides a place to stay and a new start for individuals and families. Volunteer opportunities include providing meals, driving guests to doctor’s appointments, making birthday party kits for children or adults celebrating birthdays while they are at the shelter, financial support, prayer. Contact: Doug Belisle, Director, 770-607-0610. You can learn more about Good Neighbor House here.

Hickory Log Personal Care Home

This ministry serves men with physical and intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1970 by members of First Presbyterian Church, FPC maintains a relationship with this ministry by sending volunteers and collecting special donations, as well as hosting the men under their care at our Friendship Table. Hickory Log is always in need of volunteers and have a list of needs on their website. For more information about Hickory Log, their website can be found here.

Thornwell Home for Children

Founded as a Presbyterian ministry in 1875, Thornwell Home for Children is a joyful Christian community, offering hope and wholeness to children and families. Its goals are to provide loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children, to offer an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling for every Thornwell child, and to offer Thornwell’s children hope for a successful future by providing educational support and teaching self-advocacy. To learn more about Thornwell Home click here.

Tranquility House

Tranquility House is a safe refuge for abused women and their children. They need donations of clothing, personal products, and other supplies. Contact: 770-386-8779. You can learn more about Tranquility house here.