At First Presbyterian Church Port Charlotte, we are committed to knowing, loving and serving God and others. As people of faith, whether young or old, whether new to the faith or mature in spiritual stature, we journey together in community, growing in knowledge of God’s grace; growing in our gratitude for God and one another. As people of faith, we respond to God’s grace by deeply caring for one another and serving the community and beyond. Join us on our adventure of Christ-like living, growing deeper in faith and responding faithfully as we live our lives caring and serving God’s people.
Growing in Christ
Bible Study opportunities are offered throughout the week and year.
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m., children and youth gather for a snack then creative Bible study.
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., adults gather together to study biblical texts used in worship.
Throughout the school year, “circles” (small groups) gather once a month to study thematic curriculum and to be in fellowship.
The first and third Wednesday mornings at South Port, a local retirement community, singing and a study/devotion are held at 10:15 a.m. on the third floor of the Harbor Terrace building.
Visits those in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and those who are homebound.
The Deacons are in regular contact with each parishioner, providing congregational care. Each Deacon has a “flock” to intentional care for and tend. Additionally, there are sub-teams that have care for specific groups in the congregation.
Are dedicated to visiting parishioners who are in the hospital, assisted living homes, nursing homes or are homebound.
Are congregation members trained to offer high-quality, confidential, one-on-one Christ-centered care to persons who are hurting and going through difficult times.
Serving Our Community
The Food Pantry helps to transform lives by providing food to individuals and families in need. Being a blessing to those in need inspires hope and nourishes their lives.
The Food Pantry is open the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and now also on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please contact the Church Office @ 941.625.5045 for additional scheduled hours. In accordance with Federal law and our contract with Harry Chapin Food Bank, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Shoes for Kids
Our church participates in the Kiwanis Shoes for Kids Project. The purpose of this ministry is to provide new tennis shoes to any student in the Charlotte County Public School System who needs them to begin the new school year or throughout the academic year.
The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone. We were created for community – with God and with one another. We experience community as we worship, learn and serve. We also experience community as we gather to play, share in fellowship and eat together. There are various opportunities for fellowship, including but not limited to:
“Home Alone” is a fellowship group for those living alone. They meet once a month for an offsite activity and often go out for a meal.
Throughout the year, we gather to have fellowship around the table which is sometimes followed with a program. Check out the newsletter for the next gathering.
Throughout the year, offsite trips are taken to attend concerts, plays and other activities.