Missions opportunities at First Presbyterian Church include local, regional, and international levels.  Below are some of the missions we support:

Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi, Africa

 Nagy family

Our missionary at Nkhoma Hospital, Dr. Barbara Nagy, and her family. Read More >


Burke United Christian Ministries (BUCM)

The BUCM Soup Kitchen offers a free mid-day meal every day of the week and two evenings a week. Meals are prepared by mission teams from different churches so that hungry people might eat a hot meal. First Presbyterian Church members volunteer on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month.



Meals-on-Wheels is a program which delivers meals to senior citizens in Burke County. Mission Teams from First Presbyterian Church deliver them to seniors on a pre-arranged route.


The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

The Riddle Center in Morganton provides comprehensive residential care and treatment for 350 developmentally disabled persons. A mission team from First Presbyterian Church assists residents to attend the Sunday morning worship service in the campus chapel on the second Sunday of each month.


Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Our congregation generously contributes to this ministry each year.

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women and Foothills Correctional Institution

Our Read-Me-a-Book Drive collects books for inmates who have young children. The inmates then record the books onto CDs and send the books and CDs to their children.

Canned Food Drives for Burke United Christian Ministries Food Pantry

Canned food drives are held regularly to help feed the hungry in our community.


Five Cents a Meal

This offering is taken the first Sunday of every month.


Souper Bowl of Caring

Our youth, along with youth from other area churches, collect money which goes to a local charity to tackle hunger. 


Mission Morganton

Mission Morganton is held on a Saturday in September each year and offers us the chance, together with other denominations, to serve on missions within our community. Mission activities include construction, painting, chopping wood, picking up trash, food and clothing distribution, nursing home visitation, and backpack ministry.

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