Arcadia (Spartanburg County)
Over the past several years, First Pres has formed a meaningful relationship with the compelling community of Arcadia. It began with a service project between our Vacation Bible School and the Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate, and quickly grew into an important learning and service opportunity for all involved.
Arcadia Elementary School has created an environment of lifelong learning for students and their parents, offering year-round programming to encourage strong literacy and life skills. Our volunteers provide their time and financial resources to support the amazing current initiatives in Arcadia by helping them to become a self-sustaining community.
Over 30 years ago, our Youth Ministry led the church's first international mission trip to Haiti. This began a long-standing tradition of discipleship among the youth of our congregation.
Today, through active participation in organizations like Stop Hunger Now, The 30 Hour Famine, and Samaritan's Purse, our Youth Ministry continues to further our church's mission of service with a dedicated focus on serving those within Spartanburg and the Southeast.