22 Feb

Night of Worship

On Thursday, February 22, at 7pm the Ignite Worship Team is holding a Night of Worship in our new Worship and Arts Center! The idea for this night has been years in the making, with a vision to have a time not just for the people of First Pres to celebrate and thank God for His faithfulness and provision, but also for our friends from the community to come and worship with us. The night will feature songs from the latest Ignite Worship album, "Known", as well as familiar songs from other artists.

One of the most exciting parts is that we will be filming and recording the night as a way to document a monumental moment in our church history, which we will release as a live album and with video clips. The hope is that the live recordings can be a resource of connection and encouragement to you throughout the week, and as a way to introduce ourselves to visitors before they set foot on campus, so when you plan to come, make sure you are prepared to be an active participant in the night! The best way to do that is to spend time listening and sharing our music online through all the streaming platforms.  

A nursery will be provided for infant-age 3, with childcare available starting at 6:45. So please bring your family, invite your friends, and join us for our Night of Worship!

Contact Graydon Tomlinson at for more information.
1 Mar

Mystery of Beauty Conference

The Mystery of Beauty conference celebrates the beauty to be found daily all around us as well as the ways that we can use artistry and even our very lives to display beauty particularly. Featuring internationally renowned artist, author, and speaker, Makoto Fujimura among other contributors, this half-day arts conference provides many opportunities both to engage with conversations of beauty and to encounter it.

Other speakers are Dr. Wesley Vander Lugt, professor of art and theology at Gordon-Conwell, Abilene Music, and Greenville artist, Caroline Riddle. Mysterion, an exhibition of work by Makoto Fujimura will be on display in the Galleries at First Pres.

“He has made all things beautiful in His time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

General Admission*: $100
*Discounts available, especially for students

Special Reserved seating: $125

10 Mar

Celebrate Life! The Musical

FPC Worship and Music Ministry presents a musical theatre performance to celebrate the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00pm in the Worship & Arts Center. Portions of the “Celebrate Life!” production, by Buryl Red and Ragan Courtney, will be performed through narration, the Sanctuary Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists.

19 Apr

Gray Havens Concert

Sponsored by the International Justice Mission
$30 ADV and $40 DOOR
Friday, April 19

7:00pm Public Doors
7:30pm Music Starts

5 Jan

Mysterion: A Collection of Works by Makoto Fujimura


The Galleries at First Pres is pleased to exhibit Mysterion, a collection of works by renowned contemporary artist, Makoto Fujimura. Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose process driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time”. His bicultural arts education led his style towards a fusion between fine art and abstract expressionism, together with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga and Kacho-ga (bird-and-flower painting tradition). 

We will host an opening reception on Friday, January 5th, 6pm-9pm in the Sturgis Gathering area and The Galleries at First Presbyterian Church.