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Make an Impact Grant


We are looking to fund a new and innovative project that might provide a unique structure for meeting basic needs of local people with the coordination of various agencies. First Presbyterian Church has up to $40,000 available to one or more agencies with a unique idea on how to better serve our community and bring hope to the heart of Charleston and beyond. Please click the image above or button below for the application and instructions.

Application Packet

Welcome to First Presby


All are welcome at First Presbyterian Church!

First Presbyterian Church is a welcoming home, a beacon of Christ’s light arising from inspiring worship and loving discipleship.

The church is called to recognize the humanity of all who suffer.  The church is called to respond by ministering to their needs, ending their humiliation, and participating in their lives.  In this way, the church is called to witness to God’s power to restore people, and redeem lives.

Worship is central to our life together, and all we do in the life of the church must be a faithful response to God – who encounters us in worship, and through our lives.  Having experienced what amazing things can be done in the name of Jesus Christ, when people are united in ministry, I am seeking a call to a congregation, where we may use our God given talents, together, as we seek to “Glorify God, And Enjoy God Forever.” – Pastor Myers

First Presby Preschool


First Presbyterian Church Preschool celebrates 75 years of high-quality education. We currently serve ages 1-5 through the use of Creative Curriculum: Educating children to be creative, independent, and caring individuals.

In 2021, our facility underwent a renovation to the building, updating spaces, and adding additional preschool spaces and extensive security features.

Worship


If you are unable to worship with us in person, please visit our YouTube page, go to the LIVE tab and stream each service every Sunday morning at 10:30am. (Please note, if you tune in early, the live stream may not be posted yet.) You can also hear us on the radio as our service is broadcasted on WCHS-580AM at 11:00am.

YouTube
Bulletin for Sunday, June 23
Music for Sunday, June 23
Green Sheet for the week of June 23

Upcoming Events


This Saturday, June 8th from 5 -7pm or Sunday, June 9th from 12-2pm, Dr. Tyler Mayfield will present a lecture on the History of Bethlehem in the Dining Room. Food from Olive Tree will be provided on both occasions, so RSVP’s are necessary. Please call the church office to RSVP or click the image to the right for a registration form.

We know Bethlehem primarily as a biblical city, but it is also a contemporary Palestinian city. We will explore the history of the holy city of Bethlehem in modern-day Palestine including its importance in the Old and New Testaments as well as its history during the days of the early church, the Crusades, and the Turkish Empire. We will also explore its modern history under the control of the kingdom of Jordan and its contemporary place in Israeli-occupied Palestine.

Click the image to the right to learn more about and register for First Presby’s VBS 2024: Compassion Camp. Join us June 3rd-6th 5:00pm-7:15pm to learn about what every living thing needs. Shelter, Food, Water, Air and Community. There will be classes and activities for ages Preschool to Highschool.  

First Presby News


We are pleased to continue to worship, serve, learn and fellowship as a Christian faith community via a variety of platforms with current pandemic precautions and protocol. We hope you will take a moment to read the electronic newsletter “First Presby Press”. Please share news and notes with your friends and neighbors. Thank you! 

Please click on the image below to view this week’s First Presby Press:

Recent Videos


Catch up with us and watch some recent worship services!

GWHS Baccalaureate Service 

May 19, 2024