Ministries

 
 
 
Our vision statement is “Strengthening and Equipping Disciples to be Hospitable Ministers for Christ.” That means we seek to meet needs for fellowship, Christian education and spiritual development at every stage of life. Regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey – a seeker or a long-time believer – we welcome you to the worship and work of First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro.

Our after-school outreach serves as a safe student pickup location for one hundred or more students. During our after-school outreach, students can interact with our church staff, adult volunteers. This after-school outreach continues to grow with a large number of students meeting each day with our Director of Youth Ministries. We offer a safe place to be for many students who otherwise may not even enter a church.”

 
Vacation Bible School (community invited)
 
Christians United Outreach Center (C.U.O.C.) food pantry that also assists needy individuals with monetary needs such as rent, utilities, medicines and certain household items such as furniture, etc. They also assist in helping these individuals find employment if they are currently out of work. We support this organization financially as well as having members who volunteer there.
 

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen  FPC works each month with a group going in early to cook the meal followed by a serving and clean-up crew. Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen typically serves anywhere from 75-125 people depending on circumstances.

 

Habitat for Humanity Our church provides many hours of labor towards the construction of multiple houses over the years. We have also lunches for the workers.

 

Meals on Wheels community mobile meal delivery service for low income, elderly and homebound individuals that we, as a church, support. FPC handles three routes every week.
 
Wednesday Night Praise Service Contemporary Praise worship style. We offer the service for all ages.
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Hope House is a ministry of FPC Women’s Circles. Each of the 6 Circles are
assigned 2 months during the year to engage with developmentally challenged adults.
 
Foster Family Christmas Dinner

Angel Tree is an outreach program through our prison ministry to buy Christmas gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated. Web Site is currently being updated.
 
 
Preschool:  FPC offers a morning preschool program for children aged 2 through 5, September through May. Our teachers and support staff are dedicated to providing a multifaceted learning environment, so that each child may grow not only educationally, but also spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally. We want our preschooler to experience Christian principles in action. It is our goal to create for each child a desire for wonder, a love of learning, and creative experiences. Our experienced staff and full-time director provide developmentally-based learning, creative experiences, directed play, field trips, and regular parent-teacher conferences, in a quality, non-profit program.
 
 

Youth Program: Asheboro High School and Middle School Ministries:  We offer anyone who participates youth group fellowship, weekly meetings with devotions, spiritual formation and mission trip opportunities. We have a full time Director of Youth Ministries. We take seriously our obligation to spiritually nurture our young people and our youth group goes far beyond just being another activity.

 
Pregnancy Care Center is a community program that our church provides financial assistance. Items are collected for both mother and baby.
 
 
Family Crisis Center is an organization for victims of domestic violence that our church helps financially. We also have a liaison from the church that deals directly with the center as to specific needs that we as a church can collect and donate items for further assistance.
 
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry associated with Samaritan’s Purse. Empty boxes are supplied by the church and the congregation picks up boxes to fill with gifts and personal hygiene products. Once boxes are filled, they are turned over to Samaritan’s Purse for their worldwide mission.
 
Boy Scouts  Troop 525 of FPC Asheboro is part of the Uwharrie District and Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. They meet every Monday night at 7 PM at First Presbyterian Church across the street from Asheboro High School. We meet in the Scout Hut behind the church. Come join the fun! Scouting since 1946!
Christian Education provides opportunities to develop and nurture a closer personal relationship with Christ through a variety of means, including Bible study, discussion, sharing, fellowship and prayer. We offer Sunday School classes and other educational opportunities in order to provide care, nurture, and support for people of all ages.
 
Adult Ministries offers a variety of small groups for adults, including Sunday School classes, choirs, or service opportunities in our community. Here are some more! Take a look and see if one of these is right for you!
 
Children Ministries to nurture and the education of children are one of our most important priorities. It begins with a loving and stimulating nursery environment for our infants and toddlers, and continues with Christian education opportunities for children of all ages. We also plan special events for our children, such as an Easter celebration and a Fall “trunk or treat” and Pumpkin Party.
 
College Ministry:  Our college students remain engaged in a number of ways, by volunteering and participating in activities and worship during summer and other breaks.
 
Young Families We recognize the crucial role that family life plays in the spiritual development of children. So we do our best to support the spiritual, educational and fellowship needs of younger families.
 
Music: Our music program is designed to provide for the needs of worship, to provide Christian education and fellowship opportunities for all participants, to provide both challenging and attainable skill levels for singers and ringers, to teach ancient and modern literature, and to provide the opportunity to work and care for each other in small-groups.
 
Congregational Care:  One of the earliest acts of the fledgling Church in the first century was to establish ways to take care of its members in need. Every good congregation throughout history has taken this as one of its priorities. At First Presbyterian Church, we support one another in a number of ways.
 
Presbyterian Women offers special avenues of study, service and fellowship for women in our congregation. Six circles offer a variety of meeting times. Circles meet either at the church or in homes, September through May. Each circle supports mission and ministry, both locally and globally. Fellowship events bring members of all circles together.
 
Prayer Shawl Ministry
 
Boomers and Beyond (a ministry to the retired community and others where a lunch is served and program of interest follows)
 
World Vision Ministry (hats, scarves and sweaters are knitted and crocheted and distributed to needy children worldwide)
 
Face Book Page (streaming worship and major announcements with events)
 
YouTube Channel (we show our worship services online)
 
Fair Trade Coffee/Chocolate Products are for sale to support ethical practices and proceeds are distributed to the farmers who produce the products.

ACTSS Group (Active Couples Thriving to Support & Serve)
 

ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out – a breakfast gathering for retired men)
 

Stephen Ministry
offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.
 
 
2 Cents-a-Meal is a program of collecting loose change that is used for hunger relief around the world.
 
Prison Ministry is a ministry where we supply financial support for the local prison Chaplain.
 

The Angel Tree program is an outreach program through our prison ministry to buy Christmas gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated.
 
 
Kingdom Life Partnerships (joint worship services held with a local church)
 
Boys and Girls Club is helped with financial assistance in the church budget. In addition, many church members attend their annual fundraising dinner.