Help Now

Youth Group: The upcoming Youth Group Service Project will benefit Help Hub’s Winter Blessing Bags and The Foster Pantry’s Birthday Bags. 

If you wish to donate, collection bins will be available in Gathering Place for Be the Light Youth Group until Oct 1st:
Gallon-sized ZipLock bags
Hand Warmer packs
Granola bars
Fruit cups
Individual packs of beef jerky
Individual packs of trail mix
3-pk of Chapstick
6 ct package of socks
Boxed cake mix
Aluminum/disposable cake pans
Small packs of candles
Party favors (hats, streamers)


This month our church will be highlighting two mission partners as our community’s children and teachers start a new school year!

ONGOING Service Opportunities:

Calling All Artists and Woodworkers: Kids Making It Needs Your Talent!

Do you love woodworking or are you an artist? Want to make a positive impact in a young person’s life? If you answered yes to both of these questions, please consider volunteering at Kids Making It, a longtime mission partner of First Presbyterian Church!

Woodworkers and artists of all experience levels are needed to guide youth through various projects as part of their  After School Program.

Classes run from 4-6pm weekdays throughout the school year and 3-5pm during the summer. You can volunteer as often as you like; it is up to you! Click Here to sign-up!

Good Shepherd Center: Come Serve Your Neighbors!

The Good Shepherd Center offers hot meals and a plethora of other services to neighbors in need. Volunteer opportunities are available to prepare and serve meals.

Volunteers will prepare both a fruit and green salad, bread rolls, and desserts. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm, and volunteers should arrive between 3:30 and 3:45.

Because Good Shepherd works with a medically fragile population, the Board of Directors has decided to require all on-site volunteers to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

Click Here to access the FPC Member Page, and reserve your spot on the sign-up sheet.

Domestic Violence Shelter and Services: 

Domestic Violence Shelter and Services needs volunteer help in their offices and Vintage Values stores. To volunteer, visit their website or call 910-343-969 and ask to speak with Mandy about volunteer opportunities.

Click Here to sign up!

WARM: Volunteers needed – No experience necessary!

WARM is in need of local volunteers for rebuilds! WARM’s mission is to repair, rebuild, and make homes accessible; and to inspire service, generosity, and hope. They provide free, safety-related home repairs to low-income homeowners.
No prior building experience is required.
Field supervisors will be onsite with your group all day to assist in teaching and guidance. All materials and tools are provided. Youth ages 14-18 are allowed to volunteer with a chaperone and must have a signed parental consent form.

To get started contact Volunteer Coordinator Sadie Frye. or 910-399-7563 x113.

Help Hub at the Harrelson Center: Greet, Advise, or Organize

Help Hub at the Harrelson Center works locally to provide help with safe and affordable housing, education, employment, health care, and family support for those in need.

Would you like to get involved? Help Hub volunteers are needed to serve as greeters or advisors, or to offer administrative support. Additional phone lines and social distancing measures are in place so that you can help to better serve our neighbors.

Click Here to fill out the volunteer interest form, and you will be contacted when positions become available.

Sign-up to be a Regular Volunteer at Good Shepherd!

The Good Shepherd Center is looking for folks who are interested in regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities. The center needs help within their Second Helpings and Soup Kitchen programs.

Click Here  to see registration process and to fill out the volunteer registration form. You will be contacted to attend a short orientation meeting about available positions.

Good Shepherd feeds the hungry and offers temporary shelter to the unhoused in our community. They also provide other essential resources to shelter guests so that permanent housing solutions can be found.

Share Your Service!

FPC would love to hear about your service experience with one of the opportunities posted here so that we can share with the congregation. Send an email to with a brief write-up and a picture or two if you wish to share your service experience. Thanks!

Share Cape Fear:

Please visit Share Cape Fear at to learn of other meaningful volunteer and donation opportunities in our Cape Fear region.

Please email questions or comments to Jordan Hathaway.