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Matthew 25:35-36

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to pro- claim the year of the Lord’s favor.

We believe that Jesus calls us to love the Stranger, welcome the Needy, and to look after the Widow and Orphaned. In following this belief, First Presbyterian opens its doors and invites all to enter with love. With love we offer Simple, Compassionate, Focused Service.



Benevolence: After an interview, we offer Benevolence funds (when available) for utility bills, rent, gas, and food. We also provide local resource pamphlets, window treatment kits, and diapers for those who need them.

Backpack Ministry: We fund and provide vol- unteers for the Backpack Ministry of Estes Ele- mentary the 1st Thursday of the Month. The Backpack Ministry provides a weekend’s worth of food for students during the school year.

Pitino Shelter: We cook and serve a meal every 5th Sunday for the community and Pitino.

Christmas Baskets: Each Christmas season we provide 2 weeks worth of food for families in our community. In the past we have provided as many as 80 baskets.

Collections: Throughout the year we collect items needed for the Boulware Mission, the Pitino Shelter, and Lewis Lane Baptist Food Pantry.



Support Groups

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meet every Friday at 8:00pm.

Food Addicts Anonymous: Meet every Tuesday and Friday at 6:30pm.



We continue to strive toward offering Simple, Compassionate, Focused Service. Looking forward, this means making better what we currently offer.

To help serve the people of Owensboro, we are working on implementing a Prescription Assistance Program with software provided by the state.

We would like to provide opportunities to educate and promote consciousness of our local homeless shelters and the situations the homeless face.

We continue to educate ourselves on services available in our community to those in need.

To better provide for the shelters in Owensboro we will continue to collect items they need while setting higher goals.


Hot Meals in Owensboro

Daniel Pitino Shelter: 501 Walnut St. Monday thru Saturday at 11am. Sunday at Noon.

New Life Baptist Church: 400 Crabtree Ave. Tuesdays &  Thursdays at 6:00pm.

 Journey Fellowship: 18th St & Alexander Ave. Wednesdays at 6pm.

Owensboro Christian Church: 2818 New Hartford Rd.   Wednesdays at 5pm.

3rd Baptist Church: 527 Allen St, Thursdays at 5pm.

Woodlawn UMC 1120 Woodlawn Ave. Saturdays at 5:30pm.

Breckenridge UMC: 1400 Breckenridge St. on Sundays at 4:30pm.

Boulware Center

"Boulware's Mission is to alleviate homelessness, one life at a time, through education and services. The vision is to be a leading residential rehabilitation mission for displaced individuals and families focusing on recovery from those issues that brought about homelessness."
Help Office

Owensboro area churches assist the Help Office of Owensboro with providing food and other assistance to people in need.

OASIS is a local organization focused on helping victims of domestic violence and their children, and homeless chemically-dependent women; providing individual and group counseling services; and giving prevention and advocacy services (70 beds, length of stay up to two years).