Local Missions

We love our city!  We have been located in the heart of Jefferson City since 1837. Today, we partner with several local organizations to love and support our neighbors and to reach various needs. Together we are better.

Below are local organizations we partner within our community.

Local Partners and Service Opportunities

South Elementary School

We have partnered with South since 2009. The partnership has grown over the years allowing us to establish a wonderful relationship of trust and collaboration with the staff and families. Read more about our partnership here.

If you would like to serve as a mentor or volunteer in other ways, contact Linda Wiseman, Partnership Director.  You can read more about mentoring and download forms here.

Community Meals

Many of our community neighbors guests join us on Wednesday nights for our Fellowship Meal from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. Volunteers are needed to help cover the cost of the meals for these friends. We also encourage church members to join a table and share a conversation with our friends.

Common Ground Community Center

We give the majority of our Benevolence offering to Common Ground and also provide two volunteers every Wednesday. We have a representative, Steve Whitlock, on the Advisory Committee who helps engage our church in further involvement as needs and requests arise from Common Ground

Pregnancy Help Center

We began a partnership with the PHC in 2013. We give them $500/quarter in financial support and promote Baby Bottle campaigns to collect additional money for the PHC.


On the first Sunday of each month, we receive a benevolence offering. 25% of this offering is given to the Samaritan Center and the most of the remainder is given to Common Ground. We retain a small amount to meet needs of church members who have requested assistance. We have policies in place to guide the disbursement of funds. You may give at any time by visiting fbcjc.org/give and selecting “Benevolence” from the fund options.

Mission JC

Once a year we cancel our Sunday worship services to worship through service. On a  Sunday in April since 2013, we have organized community service projects for people to be involved in and have highlighted our partners.  It has grown to over 600 volunteers and 11 churches. To learn more, visit missionjc.org.

Jefferson City Room At the Inn

This is Jefferson City’s warming shelter that runs from January through March during the colder months. Volunteers are needed to provide meals and other donations and to serve as evening, overnight, or morning hosts. Click here for volunteer opportunities.


Piecemakers is open to beginning quilters and experience quilters alike. We work on quilts, lap blankets, pillows, totes and donate them to various organizations. We do machine-quilting. You can view some of our previous work here. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 11:00 am in Room 101. Leader: Gwen Dykes

Food 4 Kids

Each summer our church participates in a week of preparing and delivering meals to children in our community who are in need.  The past three years First Presbyterian has coordinated this program. We provide volunteers to work for a week in late July or early August.

River City Habitat for Humanity

We donate $500/quarter to Habitat to support their ministries. We also match volunteers up with their work days and have participated in helping to sponsor a build through donation of labor and meals.

Samaritan Center

We donate $2,000 annually to Samaritan Center along with 25% of our monthly Benevolence offering.  We keep two baskets in our lobby year round for people to donate food.

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter

We donate $2,000 annually to the Shelter. We have also had work days there throughout the year and as part of Mission JC.

Coats for Recently Released Prisoners

We deliver coats/jackets, toiletry bags and small Bibles to the Amtrak station for newly released prisoners. Often they have nothing with them but a brown bag of their belongings when they are released. Donation bins are located around the church building.

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA volunteers are everyday people committed to making a difference for abused and neglected children in Cole County who might otherwise slip through the cracks of an overburdened foster care system. They are appointed by the judge to guide one child or sibling group through the system to safe, permanent and nurturing homes. Because CASA volunteers serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know the child and can give each case the sustained, personal attention it deserves.

To learn more about volunteering, visit the website, contact Carrie DeSimone, Volunteer Recruiter and Outreach Coordinator, by email or by phone at (573) 893-CASA (2272).

Boy Scout Troop 11

We have sponsored Troop 11 of the Boy Scouts of America since 1989. They meet in our facility each week and host fundraising events at our church.

American Red Cross

We are a certified emergency shelter for the American Red Cross. We also host blood drives twice a meal.

Downtown Jefferson City

We pay annual dues to be a member of the Downtown Jefferson City Association. This is a way of actively supporting our neighborhood.