Service & Missions

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve..." Mark 10:45

First Presbyterian Church supports and hosts several outreach programs to serve, help heal, and protect members of our community and world. We have a unique opportunity to meet Christ by serving the least of these in our own downtown community and to the ends of the earth. We offer various services to people who struggle through a free legal clinic as well as Room in the Inn, food baskets in July and December, F.U.E.L., and more. We sometimes partner on mission projects with Chi Alpha campus ministry at Austin Peay State University. Our youth take mission trips to NaCoMe and out of state. Numerous volunteers work with Loaves and Fishes, a community soup kitchen that was housed in our facilities for 30 years before moving to a larger, more modern location at 825 Crossland Ave. Our Service Committee provides assistance to those in need with utilities, medications, transportation, and housing. And our missions extend beyond Clarksville to partnerships with communities in Gallatin, TN (a PCUSA South Sudanese community), Rwanda (Presbyterian Hospital), and Bois Brulee, Haiti (an Episcopalian church and school community). Over the years, dozens of our members have gone on mission trips to these communities to serve in places worlds away and be transformed by the experience.

First Presbyterian Church offers a variety of opportunities to make a difference in the world. You are invited to join us, so that you can see the difference such service can make in your own life. Read about each program below and contact us if you'd like to get involved! 

FPC Outreach Programs

Legal Clinic (P.L.A.N.)

Presbyterian Legal Assistance Network (PLAN) provides free legal information in clinics. 

Project F.U.E.L.

A local mission providing food to school children over the weekends. 

Assistance Resources

Contacts for local organizations that can help in times of need. 

Service Committee

The Service Committee is a spiritually based organization dedicated to meeting the temporary and/or emergency needs of those within our Clarksville community. 

La Gonâve Partnership

Envisioning a future where everyone on la Gonâve experiences thriving, abundant life.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes feeds the hungry six days a week and distributes food to area agencies through volunteer efforts. 

Green Team

The FPC Green Team aims to leave a positive impact on the environment and encourage commitment to creation care.

Rwanda Hospital Partnership

A feeding program for those at the Presbyterian Hospital in Rwanda.

Serve in our church

Use your unique gifts to help build the Kingdom.

The Church’s ministry is a gift from Jesus Christ. Christ alone calls and uses the Church as he wills, exercising his authority by the ministry and service of women and men for the establishment and extension of God’s new creation. Christ’s ministry is the foundation and standard for all ministry, the pattern of the one who came “not to be served but to serve” (Matt. 20:28). The basic form of ministry is service. We serve together under the mandate of Christ.

Questions about volunteering?

Please reach out if you have questions!