Feeding the World’s Hungry

First Presbyterian Church gathers together on Saturday, October 28th, at 9 a.m., to package enriched rice meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). There are jobs for every age and the event is expected to last until noon. The goal is to package 30,000 meals. Please wear a hat or cap.

Magazine article on First Presbyterian’s efforts

CityView Magazine has a two-page article on Rise Against Hunger and our church’s work with the organization.

To read the article, click here.

To read the magazine, click here.

2017 Mission Conference

Saturday & Sunday, March 4-5

The prime speakers for this year’s conference were Dr. Rob Weingartner of the Outreach Foundation, and Dr. John Azumah, an eminent scholar on Christian-Muslim relations.

Click here to listen (or see) parts of Mission Conference weekend 2017:

Dr. Azumah: “The Five Faces of Islam”             Dr. Rob Weingartner: “From Start to Finish”         The Anthem: “My Father’s World”

The Offertory: “Bendecid su nombre”

Dr. Weingartner has been the Outreach Foundation’s director since 2002, following pastorates in Indiana and Ohio. The Outreach Foundation is the missionary arm of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
A graduate of Oral Roberts University and Pittsburgh (M.Div.) and Princeton (D.Min.) seminaries, Weingartner has served as a member of the General Assembly Council and the Worldwide Ministries Division committee. He has also served on the boards of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Presbyterians for Renewal, New Wilmington Mission Conference and Presbyterian Global Fellowship.
Dr. Azumah is currently the associate professor of World Christianity & Islam and the director of International Programs at Columbia Theological Seminary. A Muslim who converted to Christianity, he received degrees in Christian theology from Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana and a PhD. from the University of Birmingham in Great Britain. He has held pastoral, lay, and teaching positions in Ghana, India, and England. He was the founding director of Interfaith Research & Resource Centre in Accra (Ghana), and the director for the Centre of Islamic Studies in London before coming to the Columbia Theological Seminary in 2011.
Dr. Azumah has written extensively on Muslim-Christian relations and is a strong advocate for ecumenical dialogue between Islam and Christianity.

Dear Friends:
Hurricane Matthew has created some difficult days for North Carolina.  I want to bring you up to speed on how this has impacted First Presbyterian Church and how we can be in ministry to our community at this time.

  • First we have heard of few members at this time who sustained significant damage from the storm.  If you were seriously impacted, or are aware of other members who were, please contact the church office, or me personally, and let us know.  We want to be of help in whatever way we can.  I urge you to use social media, email, or the old-fashioned telephone to let others know how you are doing.  Let’s be particularly aware of members who still may not have power or do not use a computer.  Our Stephen Ministry is a wonderful resource for any who have been spiritually and emotionally troubled the events of recent days.
  • Second, the best immediate options for meeting the needs of folks in our community and state who have been hurt by the storm are the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, and Fayetteville Urban Ministries.  There is a current need for water, food, clothing, travel size hygiene products, diapers, formula, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizers. They are all receiving donations.
  • Third, For those who cannot drop off items at these places, we will collect items during our scheduled Stop Hunger Now event on Saturday, October 15, from 9 AM to 12 PM. We will also collect items on Sunday morning October 16,  and Monday morning as well.  We’ll make every effort to take these donations to where they will do the most good.
  • Fourth, we will be operating on a nearly normal schedule the rest of the week, with our Wednesday Together Meal and learning opportunities happening as planned.  Please contact the church office if you have meetings or events that need to be rescheduled.
  • Finally, let’s pray to be alert for God’s opportunity to  meet the needs of neighbors in our immediate community and beyond. Let’s not forget our long partnership in Haiti and the immense suffering there because of the storm.


Dr. Mike Garrett, Interim Pastor

For more photos of the 2016 Women’s Conference on June 25, please click here to see a pdf gallery of photos from the event.



The Mission Conference was a success. Below are two photos from the event, featuring the music of Linda McKechnie and the preaching of Dr. David McKechnie. More photos.

To hear Dr. McKechnie’s Sunday sermon, click here.

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Changing the World… One Village at a Time

For a video from The Outreach Foundation about one family’s journey to Mozambique, click here.

Khanga photo

The Care Clinic

Cool Spring Mission

Family Life Center

Green Street Shelter for Women

Habitat for Humanity

Urban Ministry

Salvation Army

Love Lunches

Contact Helpline

City Rescue Mission

Radio Outreach

Stanton Hospitality House

Operation Inasmuch

Better Health of Cumberland County

Save the Children House of Refuge

Hispanic Ministry

Faith Ministry

Regional & National

Presbyterians for Renewal

New Church Development

Wee Kirk Conferences

French Camp Academy

Presbytery of Coastal Carolina

Hurricane Katrina Relief

Montreat College

The Outreach Foundation

Thornwell Home for Children

Portuguese New Church Development (New Jersey)

Arabic Speech New Church Development (New Jersey)

Arabic-Speaking Missionary to the USA – Mr. Joseph Faragalla


Seminario Evangelico de Telogia,

Matanzas, Cuba

Youth Ministry Merida, Yucatan

Holy Cross Hospital, Haiti

Blanchard School Construction, Citi Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Support of Evangelism Training and Church Growth – Ethiopia

Ben Lacy Rose Chair of New Testament Theology, Justo Mwale Theological College, Lusaka, Zambia

Haiti Outreach Ministry

L’Acul Mission Support, Haiti

Children’s Street Ministry,

Harare, Zimbabwe

Sister Church, Mucheke, Zimbabwe

Missionary Support: Yucatan,

Zimbabwe & Mozambique

Mission Trips: Mexico, Cuba, & Haiti

San Pablo Seminary, Merida, Yucatan

Namumu Orphanage Center,

Siavonga, Zambia

House of Moses Crisis Nursery, Lusaka, Zambia

Noodle Food Factory, North Korea




Leon & Jacky Dorleans: Haiti

Rodney & Sharyn Babe: At-Large
Letter from Missionaries: Click Here

Donald & Laurie Marsden: Russia
Charles & Diane Wonnenberg: Native Americans (South Dakota)
George & Gail McBane: Pakistan
Bill & Nancy Warlick: At-Large
Ted & Sue Wright: Southern Africa
Don & Marta Wehmeyer: Merida, Mexico
Alan & Ellen Smith: Russia







WE WELCOME you to become a part of this great church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. If you are new to this community, or you do not have a church home, the doors of First Presbyterian Church are open. If you would like to have one of our pastors or staff people contact you concerning membership, you may call the church office (483-0121).

First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
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