Sunday Morning Prayer Breakfast
Sunday Mornings, starting between 6:00 and 6:15 am.
How can you help?
Help prepare or serve breakfast one or more Sundays a month. Plan to arrive between 6 and 6:15 A.M.
Help clean up after breakfast any Sunday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 A.M
Help set up for breakfast on Saturday afternoon, or pick up donated food from vendors.
Venable Food Pantry & Every Member CAN
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Venable Food Pantry distributes food to the working poor who need emergency assistance in making ends meet because of illness, temporary job loss, or reduced work time. In one year, approximately 131,000 pounds of food is dispensed through the pantry. That's nearly 62 tons of food, and the pantry meets or exceeds that total each year. The need for food is always great, but the November and December holidays present the most critical demands. How can you help?
Donate a couple of hours on Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday to help interview people, pack food bags, and distribute food.
Help with picking up food at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Help one afternoon a week, packing food bags and serving clients.
Bring food items every week and deposit them in the bins located near the reception desks in the both buildings or in the Community Ministries office on the 2nd floor.
Participate in any of the three annual food drives: Nursery/Preschool-Elementary Food Drive (October-November); Souper Bowl Sunday (January-February); or the Adult Sunday School Food Drive (During Lent). Check the Events page to see if there's a Food Drive currently running.
Men's Clothing Closet
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
The Clothing Closet enables homeless men to take showers, shave, get clean clothing, and have their clothing washed. It also provides work clothing for the working poor. The Men's Clothing Closet has an enduring need for pants and jackets, plus clothing appropriate as the weather turns colder in the fall and winter. How can you help?
Bring donations of men's clothing, especially shoes, dark pants, work pants, tee shirts and socks.
Bring sample size toiletry items and disposable razors.
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Through our Mentoring Ministry, volunteers counsel, pray with, and provide various services to help homeless men and women who are disabled. How can you help?
Volunteer to greet or counsel with visitors to this ministry. On-the-job training is provided.
Bring or provide soup or sandwiches for the guests.
Judith A. Richardson Foot Care Ministry
Hours: Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Through our Foot Care Ministry, volunteers provide footbaths and foot care for homeless men, after they have taken their showers at the Clothing Closet. How can you help?
Volunteer to provide foot care one or more Wednesdays a month. Training is provided.
Serve as a team member for the Foot Care Ministry. Purchase supplies, handle publicity and recruit volunteers.
Donate new shoes and socks to the ministry.
Edna Raine Wardlaw Coker Women's Shelter
Coordinator: Gail Ramey (click to email Gail)
The Edna Raine Wardlaw Coker Women's Shelter provides a safe, supportive transitional living environment for guests, with the goal of achieving self sufficiency in an independent living situation. The Shelter accommodates up to 12 guests at any time, serving over 60 women per year. Each year over 150 volunteers participate by spending the night, bringing dinner, or serving as coordinators for the volunteer calendars. How can you help?
Volunteer to spend the night at the Shelter (two volunteers stay each evening, and many come with their family, including children). New volunteers work paired with an experienced spend-the-night volunteer.
Volunteer to bring dinner for our guests and volunteers (max. 15 persons).
Volunteer to serve as a coordinator who calls the food or overnight volunteers to remind them of their assigned day.
Click to email Gail Ramey and volunteer.
Habitat for Humanity
Coordinator: Bill Earnest (click to email Bill)
Each year since the mid-1980s, First Presbyterian Church has partnered with other Atlanta churches to build one or two Habitat houses for working families in need of affordable and decent homes. Church volunteers need not be skilled, but be available to work one or more of the seven Saturdays needed to complete the house. Volunteers will enjoy a most rewarding day helping others. How can you help?
Meals on Wheels