Pastoral Care

Pastoral/Congregational care is the heart of a church’s ministry. The Book of Isaiah reminds us of how we are called to be present with people.

I have set you among my people to bind them to me, and provided you as a lighthouse to the nations, To make a start at bringing people into the open, into light: opening blind eyes, releasing prisoners from dungeons, emptying the dark prisons.
— Isaiah 42:6-7, The Message

If you are homebound, our Pastor and Deacons offer the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) to individuals and families in our church family and community. If you – or if you know someone – who would like to receive communion, please call the church office.

Mission & Fellowship

Our Mission

Putting our faith in action, giving of our time, talent and treasure—this is what we are called to do. First Presbyterian is actively involved in the following ministries locally and globally:

  • Living Waters for the World
  • Meals on Wheels
  • First Presbyterian Preschool
  • Annual Mission Teams to Cuba for water system installation 
  • F.E.E.D. (Food Effort for Emergency Distribution)
  • Mission Haven
  • Good Samaritan Health Center
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Salvation Army
  • Living Waters for the World
  • United Way Housing Initiative


Whether it’s for a special occasion like our annual Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan celebration in the fall, welcoming the new Teach for America and Mississippi Teacher Corps Teachers to our community, or for a Wednesday night potluck and class series, the First Presbyterian family gathers together for fun and fellowship—come join us! Other gatherings throughout the year:

  • XYZ Fellowship for Seniors
  • Men of the Church (supper and program)
  • Gentle Reader’s Book Club
  • First Pres Pots Pottery Studio
  • Dinner for 8
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt

First Presbyterian Pottery

All are welcome!

For information about the pottery, contact Pattye Wilson at