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Sunday School
​Morning Worship

Welcome! Please plan to visit First Presbyterian Church soon! Sunday School for all ages is held from 9:15a.m.-10:15a.m. Childcare (Infants-Age 4) is provided during our traditional 10:30a.m. Worship Service. Children (Kindergarten-Grade 3) participate in A Time for Young Disciples before departing the Sanctuary for Children's Church in the Chapel.

Our Worship and Music Ministry provides a variety of worship experiences that joyfully praise God through music and prayer, word and sacrament, which respect differences in Biblical interpretation consistent with our Reformed tradition.
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Search Committee Update: Director of Membership Development and Communications

The Strategic Plan Implementation Committee formed the Search Committee to fill a newly created position of Director of Membership Development/Communications. This position combines two prior areas of responsibility. Our committee has been working for the last few months to design a position description reflecting the expertise and talent needed to meet the current and future needs of our church and its members as identified by our strategic plan. The description has been completed and has received approval from the Personnel Committee. The Search Committee is now ready to begin seeking qualified candidates for this position. The committee would like to ask that the congregation continue to be in prayer for this important process. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for people and can be passionate about the mission/vision of FPC. This person will help FPC reconnect with inactive members as well as help identify and engage prospective members. In addition, this person will be responsible for expanding and enhancing our communication efforts, both within FPC and in the community. Thank you for your interest, involvement and encouragement for this process.

Tim Paschall, Chair
Kate Buckles
Lewis Efird
Will Kelly
Malinda Lowery
Roger Rizk

Resumes may be submitted to:

Mem/Com Director Search Cmte
First Presbyterian Church
1621 E. Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia NC 28054

or email:
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Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday, April 17
Drop-In Communion – Sanctuary
Dr. Frye, Pastor Stanley and Rev. Vanacore, Celebrants
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 18
Tenebrae Service – 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Dr. Frye, Pastor Stanley and Rev. Vanacore, Liturgists

This Joyful Eastertide

Easter Vigil
Holy Saturday April 19 – 7:00 p.m.
an informal gathering immediately follows on the patio
Easter Sunrise
Easter Day, April 20 – 6:46 a.m. – Columbarium Garden
Festival Service of Worship
Easter Day, April 20 – 10:30 a.m. – Sanctuary

Sunday Vespers

Join us Sunday evenings, 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel for a quiet reflective prayer service including the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  Please note Vespers will not be held Easter Day, April 20.

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Worship Bulletins

Ministry Notes E-Blast

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First Presbyterian Church is located at 1621 E. Garrison Boulevard. Click the Google Map link below for directions.