Your First Visit…
Welcome! For nearly 200 years, First Presbyterian Church in Charleston has served Christ by serving our community, state and beyond. We’ve helped found and sustain more than 50 community ministries that feed the hungry, house the homeless, protect the vulnerable and encourage the lost among us. Our call reaches far beyond programs and activities to share the relentless love of Jesus Christ with every person we encounter. We gather to explore, celebrate and grow in our relationships with God and one another as we seek to live more authentically. Whether your interests and gifts are in music, education, service, mission or community building, we have something here for you. We hope you’ll come and explore the ways God can work through you here! Whether you’re a lifelong member or a first time visitor, everyone who walks through the door at First Presby is family.
Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. Will I fit in? Is this be a place I can connect with GOD?
At First Presby, EVERYONE is welcome! Many of us have had “visitor” apprehension and we want your experience to be as friendly and inviting as possible.
To help you get acquainted with First Presbyterian Church, please meet our Director of Membership & Outreach, Amberlee Elmore, at the front door Sunday mornings 10:15 am. She will give you a quick tour, offer information about the church and activities, and introduce you to a few people to make you feel at home. Please come join us!
What should I wear?
Our congregation is a diverse group of people and church attire is a reflection of this. We have no dress code on Sunday mornings. From casual to Sunday best, we encourage you to wear whatever you are comfortable in and to come as you are.
What about Children?
Children are always welcome in worship at First Presby. We have time during our service where they are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for a special message prepared just for them. We also offer childcare during worship for infants (room 108) and toddlers (room 112).
Do you need prayer?
There are several ways to request prayer. 1) You may call the church office and ask to be placed on our Prayer List. This list is included in our monthly newsletter, mentioned during worship service, and reviewed during weekly church meetings. The staff and deacons will also pray for you. 2) You may also write your request on an “I Wish” card found in the pews. These can be placed in the offering plate when completed. 3) For those in need of God’s healing grace, we offer a Service of Healing the last Sunday of each month in our Chapel following worship.
Director of Membership & Outreach