Marion Medical Mission
Marion Medical Mission seeks to share the love of Christ with the extreme poor in Africa by providing all in need with a sustainable source of clean, safe drinking water. On the first Sunday of each month, the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro collects loose change to fund shallow wells in Africa. In 2016 FPCJ funded 3 wells.
Throughout the year, several food drives are held for Samaritan's Together of Clayton County. Each month a specific food item is collected and delivered. This food pantry is located in Forest Park, Georgia, serving the hungry of Clayton County.
Unfortunately, many children right in our back yard are hungry and/or homeless. Money is raised through concession sales at quarterly plays presented by The Front Porch Players to purchase food for children in our neighborhood who do not have enough to eat over the weekend. Every Friday afternoon, approximately 40 backpacks are filled with nonperishable food items and are sent home.
Securus House provides safe, emergency shelter and comprehensive support services to all victims of family violence. Our Presbyterian Women's morning circle collects monetary donations for this ministry. The Outreach Committee hosts an annual "shower" to provide household items for those in need of a new beginning.
Christian City Children's Village
The Children’s Village at Christian City offers life services, and a safe haven for children in crisis, ages 5-17. The Presbyterian Women's group at FPCJ sponsors a child residing here. Gifts are sent at Christmas and her birthday.
Twice a year, invitations are sent to surrounding elementary and middle schools to encourage children and their families to come out for a day of fun and fellowship. The Department of Natural Resources stocks our pond and the church provides bait, poles, and a free lunch.
Good Shepherd Clinic
FPCJ has two members who serve on the board at the Good Shepherd Clinic. Members also volunteer with patient intake as well as donating baby aspirin. Our members also supply food for their fundraisers.
Annual Mission Trip
Each year our church sends a team of volunteers somewhere in the United States of America do to rehabilitation for people who have been displaced by flood, tornado, etc.
Thornwell Home for children in South Carolina provides safe and loving homes through family-style residential care homes and foster care families. Throughout the year, FPCJ takes collections of needed items and sends monetary donations to the Georgia Beatie Cottage. Each year approximately 10-12 boys and their house parents are hosted by FPCJ families from this cottage for a fun-filled three day weekend including a Braves baseball game, aquarium trips, boating, BBQ-ing, and more.
Souper Bowl of Caring
The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. FPCJ takes monetary collections for the Atlanta Food Bank and non-perishable food items for Samaritan's Together.
The Hunger Walk/Run is an annual 5K race that is a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank that unites our community to raise awareness and critical funds for local hunger relief. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local nonprofit organizations that support food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, and other programs for people in need of food assistance. Each year FPCJ forms a team to walk/run and monetary donations are also given.
Valentines for Veterans
The Presbyterian Women of FPCJ collect Valentines every February for Veterans to show the LOVE and appreciation we have for their service to our nation.