In partnership with the East Texas Literacy Council (ETLC), First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore is providing English as a Second Language classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Two classes are offered, one for beginners and one for more advanced students. To date more than 30 adults have participated. This high level of response indicates a strong need in the community and represents one of the strongest responses to an ESL offering in Gregg County. These classes are offered free to the participants. Our church provides the print materials as well as child care during the classes. Volunteers support the ETLC instructors by providing conversational practice partners for the students. For more information or to volunteer, contact the church office 903-984-1502.
Saturday Bread is a ministry that provides a free lunch every Saturday of the year (11am - 12 Noon) to shut-ins, lower income wage earners, seniors and anyone who finds themselves in need. While most meals are delivered, a sit down meal is served in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church beginning at 11am.
Each week, over 180 people receive hot meal deliveries with an additional 8 to 14 regular "walk-ins" who come to the church\\'s Fellowship Hall for their meal. At the present time there are 13 active Saturday Bread Teams who plan, cook and deliver these delicious and nutritious meals to anyone in need. You may add someone to the list by simply calling the church office.
Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church make up eight of the teams with St. Luke\\'s Methodist, First Church of God, Kilgore Bible Church, St. Paul\\'s Episcopal and Christ the King Catholic comprising the remaining five. Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer to serve in this vital ministry by helping to cook or to deliver, please contact the church office (903-984-1502).
On the 2nd Sunday of each month, those attending First Presbyterian Church Services or Sunday School Classes have the opportunity to designate part of their offering to help support this vital ministry to our community.