About Us

About Us
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What to Expect

What to Expect

  • Hearing Options

    Hearing OptionsTo assist you in your worship participation, large print hymnal editions and hearing loops (sanctuary only) are available. To use the hearing loop, activate your T-Coil or ask for a T-Coil headset if your device does not have one built in. Please request these items from an usher and return the hymnals and hearing devices to the Narthex following the service.
  • Nursery Times & Information

    Nursery Times & InformationMinistry to our youngest children provides opportunities for them to be loved and nurtured by trained childcare givers and volunteers. We offer a warm and safe atmosphere in our nursery for children to learn, live and grow in our Christian faith from the moment of birth.
    Infants – 24 months old children’s Parents may watch their child’s interaction through a one-way window in the hall outside room 131 across from the chapel. Nursery care is available during worship services, Sunday School, and special family events.
    Toddler Nursery – is for children ages two and three in Room 144 during Worship services. A Sunday school class is offered during the 9:45 – 10:45 hour.
  • Worship

    WorshipBless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name….Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and courts with praise!
    At First Presbyterian, we make weekly worship a priority. People use words like these to describe our worship: beautiful, joyful, reverent, uplifting and prayerful. Choral music and congregational singing contribute greatly to our worship as does the weekly sermon which is based on Scripture and connects the ancient sacred world of the Bible with our modern, everyday lives. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and the Sacrament of Baptism upon request.
    SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
    Most Sundays we worship in the chapel at 8:30 and the main Sanctuary at 11:00 am, with a Sunday school hour in between for children youth and adults. In the summer (June through Labor Day) we worship in the sanctuary at 9:30 am.

    LOCATION:
    The chapel entrance is on the Pacific Avenue side of our campus.
    The sanctuary entrance is on 36th Street.
    Parking is available in our large lot located one-half block north of 36th Street, between Pacific Avenue and Sea Pines Road

    WHAT TO WEAR:
    How people dress for worship is entirely up to them. Many people dress up for worship, but some prefer “business casual.” Some people dress more casually in the summer.

    CHILDREN IN WORSHIP:
    At First Presbyterian we believe in raising children who are comfortable with our faith traditions and worship practices, therefore, we welcome all God’s children to attend worship. Additionally, we offer a professionally staffed nursery for babies and a program called “Wonders of Worship” for children from 4 years old through 2nd grade.
  • Hearing Options
    To assist you in your worship participation, large print hymnal editions and hearing loops (sanctuary only) are available. To use the hearing loop, activate your T-Coil or ask for a T-Coil headset if your device does not have one built in. Please request these items from an usher and return the hymnals and hearing devices to the Narthex following the service.
  • Nursery Times & Information
    Ministry to our youngest children provides opportunities for them to be loved and nurtured by trained childcare givers and volunteers. We offer a warm and safe atmosphere in our nursery for children to learn, live and grow in our Christian faith from the moment of birth.
    Infants – 24 months old children’s Parents may watch their child’s interaction through a one-way window in the hall outside room 131 across from the chapel. Nursery care is available during worship services, Sunday School, and special family events.
    Toddler Nursery – is for children ages two and three in Room 144 during Worship services. A Sunday school class is offered during the 9:45 – 10:45 hour.
  • Worship
    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name….Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and courts with praise!
    At First Presbyterian, we make weekly worship a priority. People use words like these to describe our worship: beautiful, joyful, reverent, uplifting and prayerful. Choral music and congregational singing contribute greatly to our worship as does the weekly sermon which is based on Scripture and connects the ancient sacred world of the Bible with our modern, everyday lives. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and the Sacrament of Baptism upon request.
    SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
    Most Sundays we worship in the chapel at 8:30 and the main Sanctuary at 11:00 am, with a Sunday school hour in between for children youth and adults. In the summer (June through Labor Day) we worship in the sanctuary at 9:30 am.

    LOCATION:
    The chapel entrance is on the Pacific Avenue side of our campus.
    The sanctuary entrance is on 36th Street.
    Parking is available in our large lot located one-half block north of 36th Street, between Pacific Avenue and Sea Pines Road

    WHAT TO WEAR:
    How people dress for worship is entirely up to them. Many people dress up for worship, but some prefer “business casual.” Some people dress more casually in the summer.

    CHILDREN IN WORSHIP:
    At First Presbyterian we believe in raising children who are comfortable with our faith traditions and worship practices, therefore, we welcome all God’s children to attend worship. Additionally, we offer a professionally staffed nursery for babies and a program called “Wonders of Worship” for children from 4 years old through 2nd grade.

Get to Know Us

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Our Mission

Inspired by the grace and truth of Christ, we nurture one another’s faith to do God’s work in the world.

The Session of First Presbyterian Church approved the above statement in May 2016 and affirmed the following ten values to guide the leaders of our church as they prayerfully plan for our congregation’s future.

Values that Reach UP

  • Worship
  • Preaching
  • Music
  • Prayer
  • Bible Teaching

Values that Reach OUT

  • Ministries that serve the community
  • Congregational Care
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Early Childhood Christian Education
  • Family

Our Denominational Affiliation

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States, and a member church of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia.

To learn more about the Presbyterian Church,  please visit the denomination’s website at pcusa.org and view the link below to learn more about Presbyterian beliefs (both ancient and modern) found in The Book of Confessions.

http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/constitutional-services/constitution/

Our History

Our church was organized in December 1922. In both word and deed, we have witnessed to the truths of Jesus Christ ever since. Today, our members number some 500 families, many of whom serve actively throughout our city and surrounding communities in numerous volunteer and charity activities.