Mission & Outreach

Mission & Outreach Team - The heart of mission is people and people are the heart of God.  Our goal at Watauga Avenue is to live out that mission with love, grace and genuine caring.

Presbyterian Women.   The women of Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church meet monthly (except summer in two circles for bible study and fellowship.   On the 5th Tuesday of each month we meet to work on mission projects.  Current projects include collecting and trimming stamps to send to the Reinholts, trimming and sending bar codes from soup cans and other products to Sunset Gap and gathering and delivering personal hygiene bags to the Downtown Clinic, IHN and Safe Passage.  We also help deliver Meals on Wheels and Nutrition for the Elderly.  We arrange for the meal for the Fathers Day Church in the Park and we have an annual mother/daughter luncheon each May.  All women of the church are invited to join and encouraged to be a part of this fellowship.

Other special projects include Equal Exchange corner that  members can purchase products from the Presbyterian Coffee Project coffee, chocolate and other items..

The Formula For Life (FFL) necklace project continues to grow! FFL raises money to help in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative babies in Mwandi, Zambia, whose mothers are HIV-positive. Since the project began in 2009, the total amount of money raised is over $137,000, including sales of $3250 at the recent Aiken's Makin'!

Special Presbyterian Mission Offerings

The Presbyterian Church USA takes four special offerings during each year to assist various mission activities:

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (taken either Palm Sunday or Easter)
A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
- Presbyterian Hunger Program
- Self Development of People

(taken on Pentecost Sunday)
A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community.
- Volunteer Adult Volunteers
- Ministries for Youth
- Child Advocacy

(formerly PEACEMAKING OFFERING) (taken on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October)
A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to sustain their local peacemaking ministries.

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING (taken during Advent)
A gift to the Christmas Joy Offering helps provide financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families and also enables deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges and schools.
- The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions
- Racial Ethnic Leadership Development 

Community Resource List


Family Promise of Greater Johnson City
(families only)
PO Box 205, Johnson City TN 37605 (located at 208 W. Fairview)

Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc
100 North Roan Street, Johnson City TN 37601
423-928-0288 – contact Kristen
Hours: 9 am – 12 noon; 12:30 – 4 pm

Heaven Sent Thrift Story
located behind Good Sam on King Street
Hours: M-F 9 am – 4 pm; Sat 10 am – 4 pm

Haven of Mercy (men)
123 West Millard Street, Johnson City TN 37604

Johnson City Community Health Center
(formerly the Johnson City Downtown Clinic)

2151 Century Lane, Johnson City TN 37604
(located across from the Med Center)
Hours: 8 am – 8 pm

Johnson City Downtown Day Center (men)
202 W. Fairview, Johnson City TN 37601
Hours M-F 8:15 am – 3:30 pm (hours vary for different services)

Loaves & Fishes Ministry @ West Main Street Christian Church
246 West Main Street, Johnson City TN 37604
contact: Jeff Doud – 423-926-2140 or 929-0905

Melting Pot Soup Kitchen (Munsey United Methodist Church)
201 East Market, Johnson City TN 37601
Hours: Lunch M-F 11:30 am – 1 pm; Breakfast Sat 8:15 am

The River: Ministry for Women (1st Presbyterian Church)
125 West Main Street, Johnson City TN 37604
Hours: 8 am – 3 pm

Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter for Women & Children
PO Box 162, Johnson City TN 37605
contact: Tom Sanlin
Office: 423-232-8920 (M-F 9 am – 5 pm)
24 Hour Hotline: 423-926-7233

Salvation Army

204 West Walnut, Johnson City TN 37604