We are a church that is focused on serving — with our time, talents and money —those in the Hartsville area. Through partnerships with organizations and non-profits, we are able to help meet the needs of people in our community.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
— 1 Peter 4:10
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
— Mark 10:45
A local charity that provides book bags, school supplies, clothes and food to needy school kids. FPC groups have contributed food, money (special offerings) and time by helping pack bags for one of their programs, Hunger Busters.
carolinas-kids.org • facebook.com
Christmas in April
A volunteer organization funded by the United Way of Hartsville that is committed to improving owner-occupied housing of low income and elderly families in the Hartsville area. Teams from FPC have participated in the annual work day.
Christmas Food Baskets
An annual tradition in December, the congregation of FPC reaches out to less fortunate families in the Hartsville Community with baskets of food and presents for the kids.
Clothes Closet Ministry
For many years, our church has maintained a clothes closet of good quality, gently used clothing that has been donated to us. The majority of donations are sent to the Mission Haven Clothes Closet in Decatur, GA. They often tell us that what we send is a great help to missionaries, active and retired, seminary students and their families and other groups to be able to “shop for free” at their closet. Donations are also used locally in the community through partnership with Jerusalem Baptist Church. Our closet needs donations! For assistance or if you have questions, please speak with Ann Gettys or Betty Shepard.
Duke Energy Ambassador Program
FPC has teamed up with Duke Energy Progress to provide mentors to students of North Hartsville Elementary School. The goal of the program is to provide positive role models for students. Mentoring volunteers are encouraged to visit their ambassadors, join them for lunch, and attend special events.
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF DARLINGTON COUNTY
FPC supports this organization that provides in excess of 600 medical visits a year to patients that otherwise could not afford the visits.
Habitat for Humanity
The vision of Darlington County Habitat for Humanity is “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Teams from FPC have taken this vision to heart and have shared in the actual construction of several houses in Hartsville.
Handyman is a team of skilled individuals that help members of our congregation with tasks/jobs around their homes.
Hartsville Interfaith Ministries and Hartsville Food Bank (HIM)
HIM is a non-profit, Christ-centered ministry devoted to sharing the love of Christ with those in need in the Hartsville Community. FPC is a member church, and supports HIM and the Food Bank through donations and volunteers.
Hartsville Soup Kitchen
A group of churches and other organizations in the Hartsville Community, led by Wesley United Methodist Church, host a soup kitchen, located at 145 College Ave. Volunteers, both youth and adults from FPC regularly serve in the soup kitchen.
The Mission of PADD is to provides the highest quality of life and the greatest level of independence for each resident within the context of a community based residential facility. The purpose of PADD is to; build and operate homes; coordinate community services; create training and support programs; maintain standards; raise funding.
Do you knit or crochet or have you ever wanted to learn? Our church has maintained a "Prayer Shawl Ministry" for a number of years by giving shawls to those in need. These shawls are a tactile reminder of God's love and faithfulness during times of illness and sorrow. If you can give of your time to do for others by knitting or crocheting prayer shawls, please come and join us. We meet every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the McAlpine Room.
Collections and Special Offerings
Throughout the year, FPC collects food items, clothing and coins to support various helping ministries, and takes eight special offerings to give direct financial support.
The Mission Committee is primarily responsible for the Church’s missions outside the Hartsville area (domestic and global). In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the missions included building homes in Mexico and repairing and winterizing homes in West Virginia. Current missions are building a water purification system in the Dominican Republic, re-lation building missions to Kenya, repair and building missions at Camp Pee Dee, and repair and building missions at Thornwell Children’s Home in Clinton, SC. The Missions Committee also works with other committees to help with Habitat homes, building wheelchair ramps, and other handyman efforts.