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Mission and Ministries



God's spirit, given by Christ, flows through us as living water to wash, heal and satisfy. As a congregation we become a fountain, sharing this living water with others.


Inspired by Jesus' example, we are the hands and feet of Christ as we serve our community, nation, and world. Diversity, social justice, and environmental stewardship are of particular importance to us. We open our doors to many organizations in the community. Below are some examples.






Within our church:

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meets the second Tuesday (10-noon) and fourth Tuesday (7-9 p.m.) of the month to make shawls and quilts for individuals experiencing sad or joyous events. Details


On our campus:

ADFAC
Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties: a local ecumenical organization that meets more than 6,000 requests yearly for assistance to impoverished individuals and families. Details

Anderson County Early Head Start
A state program for low-income families that provides educational, emotional and social support for children up to 3 years old and their parents (including pregnant moms). Details

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning
An organization that works to protect natural lands and waters through public ownership, legislation, and public sector cooperation. Details


Local and regional:

Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge
A nonprofit organization that offers free medical services to those who live in Anderson, Roane or Morgan counties who do not have insurance and cannot afford to pay for medical services due to their income level. Details

Ecumenical Storehouse
Distributes donated household items to those who need to set up new homes in an emergency. Details

Morgan-Scott Project for Cooperative Christian Concerns
Provides rural Tennessee communities with multiple services that range from emergency aid to individual and family development. Details

Al-Anon
Meets each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. to provide understanding and emotional support to friends and family members of problem drinkers. Details

PFLAG
The Oak Ridge chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Meets at FPC and two other churches to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals through support, education and advocacy. Details


National and beyond:

Covenant Network of Presbyterians
A broad-based national group of Presbyterians who work for a faithful, just, and whole church for all, including LGBT folks. Details

Belize mission
Congregation-wide mission trips to Belize to provide clean water, deliver medical care, and meet requests to improve village schools. Details




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