• Ignite Youth Group (Grades 5-12) meet from 6-7:30p.m. in Room 16

  • Spark Youth Group (Grades K-4) meet from 6-7:30p.m. in Room 7


  • Katie Ory, Director of Children & Youth Ministry

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To raise funds for the Mission Trip, we are asking participants and congregation members to create baskets for a silent auction at church on March 1-8.

The baskets can be anything from tickets to your school musical with a poster, or a pet care kit stuffed with dog treats, or a basket of homemade breads and jam.

Baskets Due Feb 26th.  

Mission Trip for Hurricane Florence Relief

Our students are amazing and were able to finish the insulation at two houses! For the 3rd year in a row.  The organization we went with said our students were one of the hardest working teams they have ever had! I have said it many times before, but I truly believe we have the most amazing students in the world here at First Pres. They are #literallythebest! It was a trip full of fun, laughter, hard work, and wonderful memories that I know we will never forget.

Epic Vero Beach FL Mission Trip

Ignite youth went on a mission trip to Vero Beach Florida March 10-16. They worked in the city with a children’s center, an animal shelter, and at a rescue mission. 


One of our students, Juliette Smith, made this great video of their trip.

Mentor Program

This program is designed to nurture active friendships between our Middle and High School students and the older members of our congregation. This is a volunteer based program and we envision that each adult/youth partnership would have meaningful interaction at least monthly, and that all participants in the program would gather quarterly. If you are interested in being a mentor or getting involved in the program please email Katie Collinsworth at

Contact Us!
First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Cookeville, TN (931) 526-4424
20 N. Dixie Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
Rev. Michael McLaughlin, Senior Pastor (662) 545-8107
Amy Ainsley, Administative Assistant

Join us!

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m.