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Join our Memorial Service Reception Team


Teams for Memorial Service Reception

FPC will be creating six teams to offer memorial service receptions to grieving families. Teams will not be responsible for bringing food. They will load the FPC silver trays, host the reception, and clean up after the reception. Training will be available. Interested in knowing more about possibly becoming a team leader or team member for only one day of the week? Contact Pat Brodeen (

FPC Marriage Conference



FPC Marriage Conference
May 11-13

Join FPC in welcoming Scotty and Darlene Smith for our Marriage Conference as we grow together in learning how the gospel forms marriage for glorious fruitfulness.

We will discover the power of the gospel for connection, commitment, graceful communication, and fruitful cultivation of marriage through sessions on Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning. There will be an optional swing dance lesson on Friday night after the session and dessert.

Childcare is available upon request.

Sign up here or contact Lindsay Selli for more information.


About the Speakers:
Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min). After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), RTS, Orlando, and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Scotty has authored ten books, including Unveiled Hope (with Michael Card), Objects of His Affection, Restoring Broken Things (with Steven Curtis Chapman), Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel Centered Faith, and most recently, Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life. Scotty also invests time mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders in many different contexts. Among his hobbies, Scotty enjoys photography, fishing, cooking and exercise. Scotty, and his wife of 46 years, Darlene, continue to live in Franklin, TN. Darlene has two Masters from Covenant Seminary, one in counseling; has a huge mercy gift, great laugh, and big heart; and loves being a grandmother (DeDe) to Finn, Otis, and Otto.

VBS 2018


VBS 2018
Monday June 18 – Friday, June 22
9:00-12:00 PM

Registration is open to children 4 years old to 5th grade.
Children ages 2-3 years old are also welcome; however, they must have a parent or guardian volunteer at VBS. 

To register, click here!

2018 Pictorial Directory


FPC is teaming up with Lifetouch Directories in May and June for a new 2018 Pictorial Directory! Don’t miss this chance to be a visible part of our FPC family! Portrait sessions will take place May 23-27, May 30-June 3, and June 13-17.

To make your appointment online, click HERE. A sign-up table will also be in Mauze Lobby on Sundays beginning April 29.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with greeting and registration, contact Stephanie Garcia at (210) 226-0215, or




Wednesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study


April 4 – May 23
6:30 PM • Room 302


There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. Throughout it all, God shows us His steadfast love.

Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this Bible study, learn to face both storms and deserts with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.

We will study Psalm 107 verse by verse.

Cost of workbook is $13.00.  Please contact Sheila Figueroa at or (210) 822-4082 to reserve a workbook.

Children’s Day Out Enrollment


The Children’s Day Out program is currently enrolling new two and three year olds for next fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For information about this wonderful experience for young children to learn about God’s love for them please call Kitty Lange at 210-288-8300 or email

“The CDO program is such a special and loving place for little ones to learn about Jesus! We are grateful that our two children had that wonderful opportunity. With gifted teachers at every level, the children learned about God, His world, His love and His Son.” – Janet Anderson.

For more information, click HERE.

Women of the Church Celebration


Post-Tax Day/Pre-Fiesta Celebration in the Garden
April 17 • 6:00-8:00 PM
531 Arcadia Pl.

Come enjoy your FPC sisters in Christ, Women of the Church, for a fun and relaxing evening in Rhae Chell Mauze’s beautiful garden and outdoor kitchen! No sign-up required—Just come! The attire is simple: something comfortable!

Ladies’ Night Out Committee will provide beverage and service-ware. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice (if you prefer something other than water and tea) and an hors d’oeuvre to share. Any questions? Contact Betsy Zachry: or 210-262-1236

Volunteer Opportunities



Are you looking for a way to get involved? Here at FPC, we have many ministry opportunities, for people of all ages and interests!  We believe that God has given each of us gifts, so why not use yours to help further His Kingdom?  It’s also a great way to meet new friends! Check out our “Volunteer Opportunity” page and sign up!

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10

Lenten Reflections


Lent begins February 14.

The 2018 version of Lenten Reflections, our daily devotional booklet during the Lenten season, is now available for viewing or download.

Holy Week Schedule of Events

Join us at First Presbyterian Church as we are pleased to offer a number of events during Holy Week!



8:30 AM – 2:00 PM • FPC Parking Lot
Loaves & Fishes community outreach
Loving and serving our under-resourced and homeless neighbors



9:30, 11:00 AM • FPC Sanctuary
Two traditional services with palms celebrating Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

6:02 PM • Pearl Stable (307 Pearl Parkway)
Special Event: Stirring at the Stable
Allow yourself to be stirred at the Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway, to begin Holy Week by joining First Presbyterian Church on Sunday night, March 25, at 6:02pm. When Christ rode into Jerusalem we read “the whole city was stirred, wondering who Jesus was.” Join First Presbyterian Church for stirring worship and inspirational music, and to learn who Jesus the true King reveals Himself to be.



6:30 PM • FPC Sanctuary
An evening service commemorating Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples. On the night before his crucifixion, Jesus drew His closest friends together around the table to prepare them for the drama to come. Join us for this powerful service as we celebrate Christ’s love for us and commemorate His sacrifice.

Childcare will be available for 5 years and under by reservation only. Please contact Sonya Wright at



12:00 PM • FPC Sanctuary
A noon service commemorating Christ’s crucifixion.

7:30 PM • FPC Sanctuary
Special Sanctuary Choir Concert: “The Seven Last Words of Christ”
Join us for this free event as we experience Good Friday through the music of Verdi, Bach and the American composer, Michael John Trotta. This year, our Sanctuary Choir will be joined by a chamber orchestra and tenor soloist, Eric Schmidt, to present three profound and diverse works that encapsulate the sacrificial love and passion of Christ as he died on the cross.

Childcare will be available for 5 years and under by reservation only. Please contact Sonya Wright at


10:00 AM • Westminster Hall
Children’s Easter Program
Children ages 2 years old to 5th grade are invited to this annual event with their families. Join us for music, food, an egg hunt, and hear the story of Jesus’ resurrection!


We offer four inspiring services celebrating the true meaning of Easter in Christ’s resurrection and victory.

6:45 AM • FPC Courtyard
Contemporary Sunrise Service

8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM • FPC Sanctuary
Traditional Services


We hope to see you, your family and friends during this most Holy time of the year!