At First Presbyterian Church, we want to be involved in the lives we serve. We are dedicated to representing the love of Christ, sharing the gospel, and providing prayerful and financial support to help meet the needs of others in our U.S. community and to our world communities.
In our local community, we support mission efforts such as Daily Bread, local food banks, schools, and Conway Cradle Care. We partner with CoHo on a community garden here at the church. We also support mission efforts within the United States through a variety of love offerings that include the Pentecost Offering, the Peacemaking Offering, and the One Great Hour of Sharing as well as children and youth mission trips. We also respond to global needs that include the orphans from the Kipsongo Slum in Kitale, Kenya.
We are dedicated to helping feed the hungry in Faulkner County through our Daily Bread Ministry which provides hot meals on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. Know someone who needs a meal? Send them our way! We start handing out dinner at 4:30pm.
We are dedicated to helping support the stay-in-school daycare located within our buildings for infants and toddlers of student parents. The support helps the student parents continue their education and raise their children with tender, loving care.
At the present time, we provide financial support on a monthly basis to meet the needs of the Cradle Care mission. We also provide facilities for the directors and the child care rooms.
Children, Youth, and Adult Mission Trips
We are dedicated to helping respond to the needs of communities, especially communities affected by natural disasters. Current projects include a trip to Little Rock after the tornado, and a trip to Kitale planned for fall 2023.
Food Collections and School Supply Drives
We are dedicated to helping provide food for the hungry, and do so primarily through the garden and a ‘little pantry’ of food supplies located just down the road from there. We have school supply drives designed to provide school supplies for children and youth who cannot afford such supplies without assistance.
In partnership with a variety of churches, organizations, businesses, schools, and the Chicks for Children Foundation, Inc, First Presbyterian Church – Conway helps with outreach efforts to support men, women, and children from the Kipsongo Slum in Kitale, Kenya. At the present time, there is a campaign to build a second orphanage for 100 children who live in the Kipsongo Slum. Click the links for more information on how to invest in the lives of children. Dr. Cooper and others at First Presbyterian Church – Conway are traveling to Kitale this fall to provide hands-on help.
We are dedicated to the Pentecost Offering. The generous gifts to this Offering enable the PC(USA) to encourage, develop and support its young people, as well as provide assistance to at-risk children. In addition, a large portion of this offering can be kept by individual congregations for use in their own communities.
We are dedicated to the Peace Offering. The Peacemaking Offering seeks to promote the Peace of Christ across the PC(USA). Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize a large portion of this offering to sustain their local peacemaking ministries.
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
We are dedicated to PC(USA’s) One Great Hour of Sharing which shares God’s love with those in need. Your generous gifts assist those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.