Support for our Missions Partners

You are invited to explore many of the ministries we support here at First Presbyterian Church Murfreesboro. Our First Friday Food Drive is a way to give tangible items to those in need. All other ministries have links to websites you can visit so if you would like to directly support any of these ministries financially just click on the logos or links.

Thanks for sharing the gifts we have in Christ: hope, peace, joy, love and life!

Local Ministries

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This drive happens the first Friday of every month. Just drive-thru the College St. portico from 9am-12pm and one of our helpful volunteers will take your donations right from your car! The food banks especially need child-friendly, easy open foods, canned and non-perishable foods that are good for all ages. Thank you for your generous commitment to this ministry - donations taken to Nourish Food Bank and Greenhouse Ministries. You may also drop off donations for the Coldest Nights homeless shelter ministry: blankets, bottled water, individually wrapped snack foods, new socks and new cotton underwear. Contact the church office if you have questions.

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Doors of Hope serves our community by empowering women to break the cycle of addiction, homelessness, and incarceration through education, intervention, mentoring and case-management in a safe and supportive recovery-based environment. https://www.opendoorsofhope.org

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Community Helpers is a non-profit, United Way partner whose purpose is to provide emergency financial assistance to residents of Rutherford County. They help with utilities, rent, medicine and referrals. http://www.chorctn.org

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Greenhouse Ministries provides relational ministries that are designed to inspire, give hope, and change lives. Services include a food pantry, veterans' services, learning center, bicycle recycling program and more. https://www.greenhousemin.org

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Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. http://www.rchfh.org

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Insight Counseling Centers exists to restore lives to wholeness - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  They provide professionally licensed psychotherapy to any individual, couple or family in our community. https://insightcounselingcenters.org

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Following God's command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Murfreesboro Rescue Mission exists to provide help, hope, and healing to our community's most vulnerable population experiencing homelessness. https://murfreesbororescuemission.org/

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Feeding families, caring for individuals and educating communities for more than 30 years.  https://www.nourishfoodbanks.org

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Read To Succeed improves lives in Rutherford County by offering free literacy programs and events for adults and children. https://www.nld.org/read-to-succeed?student=1

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Still Waters Family Ministries seeks to provide a hand up and a way forward to single parent families. Your gift provides safe space for struggling families to live and grow while offering access to the tools and support needed for secure and full lives. Visit https://www.still-waters-psalm23.com to donate.

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The mission of Young Life of Rutherford County is to invite young people to experience life as God designed it to be lived through, events, group ministries such as worship events and Bible study groups for teen mothers, and camps. https://rutherfordcounty.younglife.org/

Regional Ministries

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BUILD - CONNECT – RENEW—Nestled in a valley of Pleasantville, TN, NaCoMe Camp & Retreat Center is a home away from home for generations of people. They offer a wide variety of summer camps and retreats for churches, schools, or groups of any size. All programs are centered around their mission of building community, connecting people with God, and renewing spirits. 

International Ministries

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Young Life Nicaragua, or Vida Joven, began with the purpose of helping youth accept Jesus Christ as the center of their life, believing that this would help them become transformed people capable of valuing themselves and their neighbor, of not only surviving, but growing and developing in difficult circumstances, and helping others to do the same. It starts with a change of heart but goes much further. Transformed people transform society, which is why Vida Joven serves Nicaragua's youth in practical, concrete and integrated ways. In other words, we believe in responding to their total needs: spiritual, cultural, academic, economic, recreational, and social. https://lafinca.younglife.org/en/Pages/default.aspx

 

You can also support this ministry by purchasing their wonderful coffee at:  https://www.41change.com

HELP for Nicaragua operates the Santa Lastenia Health Clinic, providing safe and quality healthcare where these services are most in need.  This 501c3 corporation began here in Murfreesboro, TN.  Because of its international presence, HELP has two boards:  One to oversee operations in the United States and one to supervise the clinic in Nicaragua.  https://sites.google.com/site/helpfornica/home

Engaging followers of Christ for his work in the world. One ministry in our organization is the Home of Hope in Beirut is a long-term shelter (in a former elder care home) which currently serves 24 children, between the ages of 7 and 18, who have been exposed to abuse by their primary caregivers or community and are at risk. The children are brought to Home of Hope upon a judicial order and with a protection file. Although most are not Christians, they are lovingly cared for in Christ’s name and given academic support, counseling, and, for the older children, vocational training.