We are a Matthew 25 church.

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to see our neighbors through Jesus’ eyes and serve those who are marginalized or in need — people who are hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, imprisoned, strangers, poor or oppressed in other ways and in need.

First Presbyterian Church engages the community in several ways, but especially through work with children, literacy, education, and hospitality. You can find us at work:

  • Reading with children at Blue Ridge Elementary School or in Joann Lewis Park

  • Providing meals through Camp AIM

  • Welcoming the community through our DEO Clinic concert series

Our mission team works to support individual member initiative for community outreach and provides opportunities to work in church-led projects and to engage with community partners including:

  • Family Support Council
  • Dalton State Birdfeeder
  • Kid City in July
  • The Emery Center
  • The DEO Clinic
  • Treatment and Accountability Courts
  • The Salvation Army
  • Camp AIM
  • DOC-UP
  • Conasauga Circuit Drug Court
  • Dalton- Whitfield NAACP Juneteenth Celebration
  • Friendship House
  • The Book Spot at Park Creek Elementary School
  • Holiday Food Boxes
  • The Free Little Pantry located on Crawford Street