First Presbyterian Church provides many opportunities for members to grow spiritually by being the hands and feet of Jesus at work in the world as they use their time, talents, and prayers to serve our local community, our country, and our world.

International Mission
First Pres is active in international mission through our support of missionaries in Haiti and Thailand. First Pres was the originating foundation for Haiti Fund, Inc. and our membership continues to support Haiti and our mission there with funds, prayers, and team visits. 

Refugee Support
Our Church is also actively involved in the support of Montignard families who have been able to come to the United States and settle in New Bern.  Several families have become members of First Pres. 

Our Missions

First Pres supports with time, talents, and treasures, many local organizations that serves the needs of our community. 
The organizations we support and serve include:

  • Backpack Blessings
  • Coastal Women's Shelter
  • Craven Literacy Council
  • Faith Connection
  • Gifts from the Heart
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Knit for Others
  • Merci Clinic
  • NBHS Evening School
  • Religious Community Services
  • Reviving Lives Ministry
  • Special Olympics

  • Camp Albemarle
  • East Carolina University Campus Ministry
  • New Hope Presbytery - Outreach Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
  • Relay for Life
  • Union Seminary

  • Haiti Reforestation Partnership, Inc. / CODEP
  • CROP Hunger Walk/ CWS
  • Interserve (Thailand)
  • Iraq Presbyterian Church
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Presbyterian Mission Agency
  • SERRV Handicraft Bazaar
  • Interfaith Refugee Ministry