The disciples at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Knoxville, as members of the worldwide body of Christ, are working to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through ministries of justice, reconciliation and compassion as well as through healing, evangelism and teaching. In the following Global Mission links below you will read stories of the Spirit at work in and through the lives of our partners and our members, both young and old, as together we see
visions and dream dreams of God’s reign on earth.
Letter from the Global Missions Committee
Update on EP Mbiya Mulmba school in Mbuji Mayi:
During their visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2014 members of our mission team traveled to the East Kasai Province where they visited schools in and around Mbuji Mayi. They observed first hand the seriously deteriorated state of the schools and the overall lack of resources. As a result of this visit, education in the East Kasai became a top priority for the FPC Global Missions Committee.
In 2015 the committee funded the first of three priority training institutes and provided additional resources for teacher training, books, and scholarships. In 2016, with support from the McMurry Memorial Fund and in collaboration with the Build Congo Schools initiative (buildcongoschools.org), First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville fully funded the rebuilding of the E.P. Mbyia Mulumba School in Mbuji Mayi. Here are photos of the school:
Click the link below to learn more about the Presbyterian Church’s work in the Congo.
Mission Co-Workers – Congo
Fair Trade Partners
Other Mission Partners
Bread for the World
Living Waters for the World
Episcopal Migration Ministries (Bridge)
FPC’s Congolese families came to America through Bridge.
These families came to Knoxville through Bridge Refugee Services, Inc., a nonprofit
agency operating in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Bridge provides opportunities for
refugees to rebuild their lives after suffering persecution so that they become productive
and contributing members of the community. See how refugee stories unfold in this video
from Episcopal Migration Ministries, the agency that links the U.S. State Department
with Bridge to resettle refugees in America. Click on the link above for more information about the program.
The Mission Market of First Presbyterian Church is open the first and third Sundays of every month (and during special events) in the fellowship hall. Sponsored by the Global Mission Committee, The Mission Market features fair trade crafts and foods from around the world. Located in the south end of the Fellowship Hall (old PW office), the market is open from 9:30-10:00, 10:30-11:00, and 12-12:30.
The market will not be open during Sunday school or Worship. Please click here for more information.