Missions

Missions

 

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.  1 John 3:17-18


At Fountain City Presbyterian Church (FCPC), we believe that a church is not just a place where its members come and worship on Sunday.  We also believe it is important to serve as the body of Christ in filling the spiritual, educational and social needs of our members and our neighbors.  The Bible makes it clear that God expects us to share His love for the lost, lonely, and broken and to put this love into action by caring for those in need.  If you are ready to turn your compassion into action, the Mission Team will be happy to help you connect with mission opportunities.


How We Show God’s Love at Fountain City Presbyterian Church


For more information on any of these mission opportunities, please contact the church office:

865-688-2163

office@fountaincitypres.org


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  • Belize Mission Team

    Our first Belize Mission Team visited Los Tambos School in 2004. The Team felt a strong sense of being where God wanted us to work. In 2005, the team began answering this call. Each year, our teams give hope to the people of Los Tambos by working and witnessing with them to enhance the educational, spiritual, and physical assets of the community.

  • Belize Threads of Hope

    Threads of Hope is a sewing ministry that empowers women in rural parts of Belize by equipping them with sewing skills. Some of the women hope to sell their crafts at the market. Others just want to make clothing and gifts for friends and families. The Los Tambos sewing group has begun making school uniforms for students. 

  • Campus Crusade for Christ

    We support Shawna Sharp’s ministry that helps college students build relationships with Jesus. Shawna was a member of FCPC until her ministry took her away from Knoxville. Her parents continue to worship here.

  • Cerebral Palsy Center

    The Cerebral Palsy Center helps individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities have the chance at a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible. We provide lawn maintenance, facility repairs and Christian fellowship with the residents of the center.

  • compassion coalition

    We are a member of the Compassion Coalition and support its work to transform lives and communities through the love of ChristThe Compassion Coalition provides many helpful training opportunities for volunteers interested in mercy ministry and for people who want to live a more sustainable life.

  • Disaster relief

    Our Disaster Relief Team helps families rebuild their homes and their lives. We sent 17 teams to the Gulf to rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. We also sent two teams to West Virginia to repair a flood damaged home. We assisted Appalachian Service Project build houses for low income Sevier County families whose homes were destroyed by the 2016 fire. We also  provided water filters, solar lights and children’s books to Puerto Rico

  • family promise

    Family Promise of Knoxville (FPK) unites the interfaith community to provide food and shelter to families who have lost their homes. We have been an active host since FPK was founded in 2005. Once a quarter, volunteers from FCPC and our support churches provide meals; hope, encouragement; fellowship; fun activities; and stay overnight at the church with the families.

  • Fountain City Elementary School

    Members of our congregation support the school by packing weekend backpacks of food for the children, serving food at approximately four events per year, hosting staff appreciation events, helping with grounds maintenance, and meeting other needs.

     

  • fountain city ministry center

    We partner with 9 other Fountain City churches to serve needy people in our community by providing emergency food, clothing, financial, physical and spiritual assistance.

  • Grandma's pajamas

    Grandma’s Pajamas is a group of talented women who get together each Wednesday for fellowship, a devotional, and to sew clothing for distribution at Fountain City Ministry Center, other nonprofits, and in Belize.

  • habitat for humanity

    We provide volunteer labor and Christian fellowship to families building Habitat homes. In 2018, FCPC built our 14th Habitat house. This house was built in memory of Dave and Susie Lloyd to recognize their long-time service to Habitat and countless volunteer hours dedicated to other missions of our church.

     

  • Home repair

    We assist members of our congregation and others in our community in making repairs or improvements to their homes.

    Our projects have included building handicap ramps, installing handrails, repairing a deck, patching roof leak, repairing damaged sheetrock, and other similar projects. Repairs are currently funded with memorial donations made in honor of John Biddle, who lead this mission with enthusiasm and compassion.   

  • volunteer ministry center

    The high school youth group prepares and serves meals for homeless people at Volunteer Ministry Center (VMC) once a month. They have been doing this for nearly 30 years – longer than any other volunteer group. We love it when we are told that our banana pudding is “just like Mom’s.” When our youth reflect on what our church has meant to them, their service at VMC is often the first thing they mention with comments like, “Missions make my church life relevant.”