Serving at First Pres

We have a number of ministries at First Pres and each of these areas requires a number of volunteers to function. From our local nursery to world missions, there is a place for you to serve. If you are interested we would love to talk to you about it.

Church Ministries and Volunteer Opportunities Directory

Congregational Care

Congregational Care at First Presbyterian encompasses a variety of ministries. Visitation, cards, calls, prayer, meals, flowers, widows ministry, caregivers ministry and bereavement support all work together to reach out and touch a member in need.

FPC Music Ministry – Vision: “Vessels of True Worship Reflecting the Redemptive Love of Jesus Christ”

Theme verse, Colossians 3:16, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with thanksgiving in your hearts to God.”

Music ministry mission – to exalt the Lord and cultivate open hearts to receive the Word of God and to grow in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to intentionally provide musical opportunities in outreach and volunteer service for all ages of the First Presbyterian Church Body through –
· Weekly sanctuary worship services
· Every other month – encouragement through hymns singing musical outreach to our shut-ins, Honor roll, and widows
· Choir-led concerts of worship at Walker State Prison, 2 or 3 times a year
· Community Outreach through annual Christmas Concerts and every other summer -Patriotic Concert
· Choir encouragement and outreach to our Belarusian Mission’s partners in the summer mission’s trip to Minsk, Belarus every other year.
· Children’s Choir/music outreach to church and community through leading worship in our services four times a year, and through special music worship programs in December and in the Spring: Our Children will be combining with other Children’s choir and Expression Engine Children in an outreach concert with Steve Green here at FPC on March 22, 2020!!

Music ministries:
Adult Choir – ages 14 years & up
Instrumental Ensemble/Orchestra – ages 14 years & up
Reformation Bell Choir
Celtic Ensemble – guitar, violin, flute, accordion, hammered dulcimer, floor drums
Children’s choirs – ages 4 years to 5th grade

Music Staff:
Kelly Stultz, Director of Music and the Arts
Susan Whitacre, Music Assistant, Instrumental Coordinator
Aubrey Joynt, Children’s Music Leader
Sigrid Luther, Pianist
Judy Glass, Organist
Sophie Johnson, Music Intern

Rapha seeks to build relationships with neighbors in need. While conventional mercy ministry focuses on financial handouts, Rapha invites neighbors in need into healing relationships with a loving church family. 

  • With a dedicated team of classroom facilitators, prayer warriors, and lay mentors, Rapha is equipping the congregation to grow as a more welcoming church home for neighbors in need. Rapha needs more volunteers like you! Learn more

Serving in the Nursery and Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings is a beautiful way of living out the vows we make when we baptize our children. Join us as we strive to bring children deeper into relationship with Christ and the church! Teachers who want to build relationships with children through storytelling and prayer. Nursery and Toddler aides to care for babies and their parents. Substitute teachers and aides who are willing to help as able. Greeters to welcome families and assist with Electronic Check-In. Whatever your gifts or talents are, bring them to FPCC Kid’s and show the kids how God will use their gifts, too!

Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope is a nationwide program that pairs one church with one school, one mentor with one child. Our mentors spend one hour per week reading, talking, playing, and listening to a child at school. By helping children feel loved and valued, these safe relationships support their ability to learn, grow, and thrive at school. We believe and pray that demonstrating hope, faith and grace to each student in our program can change Orchard Knob Elementary School and its community. The goal of this program is to provide a consistent adult presence for students who could benefit from extra support and care. The hour spent together each week offers a relationship of encouragement, structure and friendship to children living in Orchard Knob, a neighborhood that remains on the socioeconomic margins of Chattanooga.

For more on Kids Hope USA visit

Vesper Point Camp & Conference Ministry

Camp Vesper Point is a Camp and Conference Ministry of First Presbyterian Church. Covering 127 acres of land, Vesper Point overlooks beautiful Chickamauga Lake. In the summer, Vesper Point offers camp sessions from Monday morning until Saturday morning for rising 3rd graders through rising 10th graders.

The rest of the year, Vesper Point serves as a conference and retreat center offering a large dining room with a rustic fireplace, large meeting room and rustic cabins with bunk beds. Linens and towels are not provided. Our overnight group sizes range from 30 to 160. We can accommodate lunch for a day group of up to 200.

  • To learn more about Vesper Point please email Tim Bond

For more information about Vesper Point’s camp and conference ministry visit

Prison Mentoring

First Presbyterian Church is the catalyst in our community to raise and train several hundred mentors for prisoners incarcerated at Walker State Prison and, the first and only “Faith and Character Based” Prison in the State of Georgia, as well as other correctional facilities in our area. We offer the key tools for an all-inclusive ministry including evangelism, discipleship and reintegration of prisoners. Correspondence courses are offered to prisoners by our churches, using the curriculum Metanoia provides.

To learn more about this opportunity to serve please email Doug Craven

To learn more about on Metanoia Prison Ministries

Good News Club

Children from the neighborhoods in the Orchard Knob Elementary School (OKES) school zone need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of them will benefit from the consistent (week after week) presence of dedicated Christian adults (and possibly teens who participate) as role models. We have a need to be sharing the gospel and investing our lives in those around us. “The Good News Club” is a national initiative to bring the gospel to children.

For more on the ministry of Good News Club visit

World Missions

World Missions is a cornerstone ministry of First Presbyterian Church. The very first offering taken at the church was designated for foreign missionary support. Today the ministry supports five partnership ministries in eight global cities and 70 missionary units in 31 countries and six continents. (“World Missions” is defined as those outside the US.)

To learn more about this opportunity to serve email Sandy Pierce or Elinor Espinosa

For more on World Missions visit