First Presbyterian Church


We believe that Christ wants us to have and live the "abundant life." He wants us to enjoy life in an atmosphere where Christians can fellowship and make wholesome leisure choices. Our Activities Ministry is not separate from the church, but an integral part of our total. We hope that you will see our programs in their relationship to Jesus Christ and His church.

The programs listed below are just some of the many offered throughout the year. Lindsay Graham, Activities Minister, is eager to help you and your family with your recreational needs.

Questions? Call Lindsay Graham at 672.1844 or Donna Roper at 672.0372.

Sports for All Ages

Men's Basketball, Softball
Youth Basketball:
Ages K5-Grade 12 learn teamwork, discipline, and basketball skills playing on a First Pres team through Church League Basketball for Youth in Greenville. Registration occurs during August and September each year for the November-February playing season.  Pick up a form from the church literature racks.
Kids’ Baseball: Ages 3-7 can play on teams organized by Christian Sports Network Baseball for Tee Ball (3–5 year-olds) and Coaches Pitch (6–7 year-olds). Registration takes place in February. Games begin in late March and April. Pick up a form from the church literature racks.

Summer Camps for Children

We offer several week-long camps for sports and fun activities each June-July for ages K4-grade 6. Camps include Tee Ball Camp, Basketball Camp, Sports Camp, and Day Camp. Registration begins each spring. 


Travel with First Pres

The Activities Ministry leads several DAY TRIPS each season. These include visits by bus to upstate restaurants, theaters, sports events, museums, lakes, and other interesting sites. Here are the trips planned for this season. 


Lake Lure Cruise in Lake Lure, NC

Thursday, September 21 • Depart 9:30am • Return 3:30pm

Cost $30 • Lunch is Dutch Treat at La Strada Grill
Lake Lure Tours provides a relaxing boat cruise around Lake Lure as our tour guide gives information and history of the area. We'll see the Dirty Dancing filming spots, along with beautiful homes and scenery.

The Activities Ministry usually leads LONGER TRIPS each year to exciting national and international destinations. We currently have these trips planned:


Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon - WAITING LIST
September 27-30, 2017

*Cost $695 (single), $575 (double), $525 (triple), $475 (quad), includes deluxe motor coach, two nights lodging at Comfort Inn, Falls Church, VA, dinner at Gatsby's Tavern, Alexandria, VA, and all admissions and tours.
Step into history and explore our nation's capitol! Our trip will include the Monuments and Memorials, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Arlington Cemetery and JFK Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums, and Mount Vernon. White House and Capitol tours are pending approval. Our hosts will be Activities Minister Lindsay Graham and Senior Pastor Dr. Richard Gibbons. *$100 deposit with balance due August 15.


Exploring Scotland - WAITING LIST
May 8-14, 2018

*Cost $3,250 (double), includes round trip airfare from GSP, hotel, transportation, tickets, all breakfasts, and two dinners.
We will be based in the capital city of Edinburgh, which boasts medieval castles, a cathedral, and a Royal Palace. We'll spend five nights at the G&V Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh, with day trips to the following: Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, St. Andrews, Sirling Castle, Wallace Monument, and Bannockburn Battlefield. Our hosts will be Activities Minister Lindsay Graham and Senior Pastor Dr. Richard Gibbons. *$500 deposit due with registration.


For more information, please contact Activities Assistant Donna Roper 672.0372 or