“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” . . . John 13:14

 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.   Contact Chris Ehlers (or church office, 423-267-1206) of a need during church hours.  After church hours the phone number of the pastor on call is on the back of our weekly Bulletin.

See Chart depicting all the Congregational Care activities.


Chris Ehlers on left “Please contact me at any time whenever there is a need for care from me, any other Pastor or member groups. We want to be there for you and with you.”

Chris Ehlers, Congregational Care Pastor
(423) 648-7902


Honor Roll

 The Honor Roll at First Presbyterian is comprised of members and friends who are homebound.  They receive cards, calls and flowers and twice a year (at Christmas and at Easter). They are the recipients of a poinsettia and an Easter cake.  We also keep a list of Honored Friends who are still able to get out with assistance but are those whom we wish to honor with our care.


Flowers Ministry

 The Flower Ministry uses the flowers donated to worship services to touch the lives of those bereaved by death, the hospitalized, sick and homebound. Honor Roll members receive flowers on their birthdays, as do pastors and their wives.  Various groups in the church, including Bible Studies and Sunday Schools, volunteer to help arrange and deliver the flowers each Sunday after the 10:55am worship service.


Widows Ministry

 Our church coordinates gatherings of widows in each area of town.  Initial luncheons began this spring and will continue throughout the year.



Caregivers Ministry

If you are a caregiver to someone, either at your home or in a care facility, please join us for quarterly meetings at the church.  We’ll have coffee, treats and encouragement!



Prayer Ministry

Women pray for many needs of our church family and friends

E-Prayer: Requests are communicated via e-mail.

Prayer Chain: A telephone Prayer Chain is used to relay urgent prayer requests.

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