God of grace,
you have given us minds to know you,
hearts to love you,
and voices to sing your praise.
Fill us with your Spirit,
that we may celebrate your glory
and worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The life of the Church is one, and its worship, witness, and service are inseparable. All that the church is and does is rooted in its worship. The community of faith, gathered in response to God’s call, is formed in its worship. Worship is the principal influence that shapes our faith, and is the most visible way we express the faith known in Jesus Christ.
For many people the first time walking into a new church can be a daunting experience: full of promise but also full of uncertainty. Everyone who passes through First Presbyterian’s doors is welcome. You do not need to a Presbyterian by upbringing or practice. Indeed, you do not need to have any religious background or church experience.
We gather on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer) to worship God in community. Have a look at our short guide What to Expect on a Sunday Morning for a sense of what you’ll find at First Presbyterian.
Becoming a Member
Every person is welcome to worship at First Presbyterian Church: children and adults; single and married; gay and straight; first-time visitor and long-time member.
Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ is a particular joy and privilege. It is also a commitment to participate in Christ’s mission. A faithful member bears witness to God’s love and grace, and promises to be involved responsibly in the ministry of Christ’s Church.
We believe that in Jesus Christ, God calls people to faith and to membership in the Church, which is the body of Christ. Baptism is the visible sign of that call and claim on a human life and of entrance into the membership of the church.
If you have never been baptized and find the grace of the Holy Spirit at First Presbyterian, it will be a profound joy to help prepare you for baptism into Christ.
If you are a confirmed Presbyterian, or come from another Christian tradition, and want to make First Presbyterian your home, we will be glad to help you transfer your membership here.