Books Needed

paperback books


The ladies at the Hopkins County Jail are requesting nonfiction Christian literature.  Since my supply has dwindled, I am looking for donations.  All books must be paperback.  The ladies especially appreciate Joyce Meyer and Lysa TerKeurst, or books dealing with addiction, forgiveness and self worth.  If you have books to donate, please drop them off at the church office or give them to Peggy on Sunday.  Thank you!


Hopkins County Jail Ministry

jail ministry


After 16 months without services, the Hopkins County Jail will begin having Worship services starting Sunday, July 18th.  Pete will have services Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, so he can continue with his elder duties during the weekdays and on Sunday mornings.  Peggy will have services Sunday evening and either Wednesday or Thursday evening.  We would appreciate your prayers for God’s ministry at the Hopkins County Jail.  If you feel God’s call to partner with Him in the women’s ministry at the jail, please contact Peggy.


Peanut Butter Ministry

peanut butter


Peanut butter is not only good on sandwiches and chocolate bars and crackers and a million other things, it's good for you!  Peanut butter is a great source of protein, so our Mission and Outreach Committee has promised to deliver a ton of peanut butter to the Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County each month (just kidding).  There is a basket in the narthex for individual jars, but if you need a forklift to unload your donation, you should probably call ahead.  The CFB will take either smooth or crunchy, and they're not picky about the brand.  We hope you'll join us in this ministry!


Hopkins County Christian Food Bank



Thank you for your support of the Christian Food Bank.  During 2020, CFB provided food assistance for 8,649 families for a total of 26,462 individuals.  CFB assists over 600 families each month.  Every person who registers to receive food is offered prayer.  Presently, various members of FPC help with everything from supplying plastic bags, toilet paper and household items to picking up food and registering families.  If you would like to become involved in this ministry, please contact Peggy Phelan.


Mahr Center Outreach

kent wellsThe Mission and Outreach Committee has selected the Mahr Cancer Center at Baptist Health Madisonville to be our mission partner for the next year.  The Mahr Center is a blessing for our small community, providing services that are generally found only in larger cities.  Here's a list of items they need for sharing with their patients:

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/conditioner (small)
  • Soap (small)
  • Lotion (small)
  • Chap Stick
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (for dry mouths)
  • Mouthwash (for dry mouths)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Gift cards to local restaurants—in $10.00 amounts; also gas cards in $10.00 amounts and local grocery store gift cards in $10.00 increments
  • Blankets
  • Puzzle Books
  • Journals
  • Pens
  • Gum
  • Hard candy
  • Mints
  • Individual snack cakes
  • Individual bags of chips/pretzels
  • Nabs (surely you know what Nabs are)

This is a long list, but they will appreciate anything we can send.  There will be a basket in the narthex to collect items, or you can give them to Susie Jackson.  Thank you so much for all your help and support!

Pray for the Gartrells



Gordon and Dorothy Gartrell are PC(USA) Missionaries in Brazil.  Gordon was previously a pastor in Central City and still has several ties to this area.  Please pray for their ministry in Brazil.  Click here to learn more about their mission.



Backpack Blessings

backpackJesus answered and said to them, "You give them something to eat,"  Mark 6:37.  This verse is from a devotional I read recently and it seemed to be a great message to kick off our "Backpack Blessings" ministry.  The devotional went on to say that Jesus uses those words with us too.   A need presents itself in the lives of those around us and He asks us to get involved.   He already knows how He will accomplish His work through us.   God wants us to be His instruments and He will supply what we need.

Once again we have an opportunity to be His instruments and make a difference in the lives of some of the children in our community.   If you feel led to pick up an extra item or two from the grocery, we will give them something to eat!  Once again, thank you for your generous donations in the past and for the wonderful response we had donating school supplies!  Mission and Outreach Committee

BREAKFAST ITEMS:  Instant oatmeal, individual cereal boxes, Pop Tarts Cereal bars, Granola Bar Trail mix packages, packaged muffins

LUNCH & DINNER ITEMS:  Mac & Cheese singles, chicken salad & tuna kits, ramen noodles, vienna sausage, individual cans of soup, Spaghetti O's, Beanee Weenie, Chef Boyardee pastas, beef stew, chili

SNACKS:  Fruit cups, popcorn, Jif to go cups, packaged Rice Crispy Treats, cookies/animal crackers, Jello Pudding cups, peanut butter and crackers, individual packages of dried fruit, Fruit Snack Roll-ups, Gummy Snacks, single bags of chips & pretzels

DRINKS:  Kool Aid, Capri Sun, single serve juices