Worship with Us
Worship is at the heart of our life as a Christian community.
Through music, prayer, scripture, liturgy, architecture, art, preaching, and song we give praise to God, encounter God’s presence, respond to God’s grace in Jesus Christ, and are equipped to carry out God’s service in the world.
Our music is diverse. We believe in glorifying God through a variety of styles, instruments, and musicians. These styles include organ-based hymns, African-American spirituals, Taizé choruses, responsive psalms, and contemporary music.
Worship Services are on Sundays at 8:45 in person in the Campbell Chapel 1st Floor and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary on the 1st floor and online.
Sunday morning classes for adults, from 9:45–10:45. Classes for children are available at 9:45 am every Sunday, youth classes at 9:45 am on the second Sunday, and Sunday evening youth group. Nursery is provided for ages 0 and above 8:30 am – 12:15 pm.
Communion is ordinarily served on the first Sunday of each month at the 11:00 am worship service, weekly at the 8:45 am worship service, and at occasional services during the liturgical year.
We seek God in artistic expression because art awakens us to God’s presence.
Art evokes and expands our consciousness of the reality and grace of God. With the vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows of our sanctuary, the multi-layered fabric of our seasonal worship banners, and the local pottery of our communion chalice, we seek to worship the God who creates in beauty.
Baptism is the sign and seal of our incorporation into Christ….
Baptism is God’s gift of grace and also God’s summons to respond that grace.
At First Presbyterian, we baptize children and adults. The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The baptism of adults witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls for fulfillment in a response of faithfulness.
Baptism is received only once, and First Presbyterian recognizes all baptisms with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, please contact our office at (828)253-1431.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus shared meals with his followers as a sign of community and acceptance and as an occasion for his own ministry.
The Lord’s Supper is the sign and seal of eating and drinking in communion with the crucified and risen, Lord. Around the Table of the Lord, God’s people are in communion with Christ and with all who belong to Christ.
Communion is ordinarily served on the first Sunday of each month at regular worship services, and at occasional services during the liturgical year.
The deacons and pastors of First Presbyterian regularly extend communion to those who are unable to attend worship. To request home communion, please contact the church.