Ministries

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

Sunday School
Age appropriate classes are held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. where we gather together in community to intentionally grow in our knowledge and faith in Christ while learning together.
Youth Group
Throughout the year, 6th-12th graders meet to grow in faith through study, mission, fellowship, retreats and recreation.
Fellowship Breakfast
During the school year, all are invited for breakfast the first Thursday of the month for fellowship and study. Often an inspirational speaker leads a study and conversation.

Bible Study

Bible Study opportunities are offered throughout the week and year.

Children and Youth Bible Study

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m., children and youth gather for a snack then creative Bible study.

Adult Bible Study

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., adults gather together to study biblical texts used in worship.

Presbyterian Women

Throughout the school year, “circles” (small groups) gather once a month to study thematic curriculum and to be in fellowship.

South Port Square Retirement Home

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.

Congregational Care

Our Pastor

Visits those in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and those who are homebound.

Board of Deacons

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.

The Visiting Shepherds

Are dedicated to visiting parishioners who are in the hospital, assisted living homes, nursing homes or are homebound.

Stephen Ministers

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.

Fellowship

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

“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.

Church Night Socials

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.

Presbyterian Players

Throughout the year, offsite trips are taken to attend concerts, plays and other activities.