Sundays: 8:30am and 11:15am and 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 12:15pm and 6:30pm

Outreach - Give & Serve


  • Online Giving

Contributions to First Presbyterian Church may be made in one of two ways:

  1. Debit cards: Debit cards may be used for tithes or offerings, memorials, payments for trips, books, etc.
  2. Drafts/Electronic Check: Drafts may be authorized for the church to automatically draft your checking account.

GIVE ONLINE - You will be taken to to have your donation processed.


  • Church Pledge - Stewardship Season for 2017 Budget

          Week of September 19 – 23: Written communication to members along with 2017 Pledge Cards
          Sunday, September 25: Morning message about stewardship
          Sunday, October 2: present pledge cards as part of morning worship

       Print and return stewardship pledge card

       Stewardship Online Pledge

  • Stewardship Sermons

     Sermons by Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas and an article by Pastor Neal Mathias... Online media>

  • Stewardship Testimonials by members of the congregation

       Lindsay Swaim "Tithing means..." read more >

Gen2Gen Capital Campaign Pledge

       Print and return Gen2Gen Capital Campaign pledge card

       Gen2Gen Capital Campaign Online Pledge

       Gen2Gen Capital Campaign pages


The Congregational Outreach Committee of the Session has made available several opportunities for service and ministry in the Columbia area.

Good News Clubs - In conjunction with Child Evangelism Fellowship, First Presbyterian Church has had the exciting opportunity to enter the public schools with the gospel of Christ. For one afternoon a week throughout the school year volunteers from the church host a Good News Club for students. Volunteers are needed to help teach Bible lessons, sing songs, counsel interested children, and supervise the club. No experience is necessary, and Child Evangelism Fellowship provides training for all volunteers

For information about opportunities or how to get involved contact David Lauten

Christianity Explored - Over the past few years FPC has been engaged in running Christianity Explored courses as an instrument for the expansion of God’s Kingdom in Columbia. CE is a Bible study from the Gospel of Mark for people who would like to find out more about the Christian faith. Volunteers are always needed to facilitate the effort. More>

Pastoral Care Opportunities

Care Teams

A unique ministry of pastoral care at First Presbyterian is its network of Care Teams.

The purpose of the ministry is to equip people to help people. The goal of the Care Teams is to provide "intentional, sustained caring for persons who are disabled, disadvantaged, or isolated by disease, age and other conditions. The purpose of the Care Teams is that the care is shared by a group of members so that they only visit the person once a month, or more often if you are able. Some of the needs provided by Care Teams are social, practical (transportation or meals), and spiritual. The Team is a bridge between those who need care and persons who wish to share their gifts and talents doing what they love, when they can, within a proven framework that contains flexibility but also necessary boundaries." (Carolina Care Team Ministry manual, p.1) As Christians we desire to care and show compassion to those in need, all to the Glory of God.

Meal Team Ministry

Would you be able to prepare a meal once a month to be taken to a person or family in special circumstances? We are gathering a team of volunteers to serve in this way. Meal Team members would be assigned one week out of the month, and would only be asked to prepare a meal once during that week.

If you would be interested in participating in a class for care team training in preparation to serve on a Care Team or helping with the Meal Team Ministry please contact: Laurie McGill at 799-9062, Ext. 230 or

Opportunities to Volunteer in Food and Hospitality

We are asking for volunteers to assist as greetrs or cashiers on Wednesdays or Sundays and have created a page for volunteers to sign up for open time slots. Please visit the "Green Apron Brigade" sign up page.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Other opportunities exist. If you would like to serve, please contact: Laurie McGill at 799-9062, Ext. 230 or

This page last updated September 20, 2016.