Community Outreach

First Ward Elementary School Partnership Project - We are requesting your support in supplying back-to-school backpacks and supplies for the students of First Ward Elementary School, Charlotte NC.  Suggested items are: Pencils (#2), Colored Pencils Markers, Highlighters (any colors), Crayons, Construction Paper, Composition Books, Folders and Erasers. Drive will end Sept. 3rd.  We invite you to join with us as we seek to assist our children in their pursuit of academic success!  


LOAVES & FISHES - Volunteer Opportunity - First United's designated day is on the fifth Fridays of the month. The hours are from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at First Presbyterian Church. Please come out and help. 

 

Sister to Sister  - a new outreach ministry that needs your support.  The homeless women in our community have very different needs than do the men living on the streets and in our shelters.  To support this effort, we are asking that you purchase toiletry bag(s) and fill them with feminine wipes, tampons, pads and a note of encouragement from one woman to another.  A collection box for the toiletry bags is located in the library downstairs.  If you would prefer, you may make a financial donation and we will purchase toiletry bags and supplies and fill them for you.  Donations may be made in two ways: You write a check to First United Presbyterian Church with a notation that it is for Sister to Sister or you may go online to our You Cared Funding Page and make a donation at https://www.youcaring.com/toiletrybags

Remember, this is an on-going ministry so your continued donation of feminine hygiene products, cosmetic/nylon backpacks or cash are still needed.  For those who would like to help by writing inspirational notecards, packets of notecards with instructions can be found on the table in the library beside the Sister to Sister donation box. Thank you in advance for support of this ministry on behalf of homeless women in our community.

  

Habitat for Humanity - Habitat Charlotte has been named, by Habitat International, as one of the nation’s Affiliates of Distinction for its impact on the community and its willingness to adapt to new strategies. First United has been a part of this program for over sixteen years, which has provided 1,300 low-income families with affordable housing since 1983.

We began our 18th year as members of the Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Church Partners, joining with other churches in building homes for those in need. Since 1983 Habitat Partners have serviced more than 1,300 families, offering affordable home ownership.  Please plan to join us this year in this important work of the church. 

The Kick-Off Dinner and Celebration will be held on Thursday, September 14th, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade Street.

  • Adults $8.00
  • Children $5.00 (Ages 5-11)
  • Children 4 and under, no charge

You can pay at the door, cash or check payable to First Presbyterian Church.  Reservations are due by September 7th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-365-9314.

The First United volunteer site day is Friday November 17th.  We will be doing interior painting.