Christmas Eve 6pm Christmas Day 10am MERRY CHRISTMAS

carrie Sat, 12/24/2016 - 1:15pm

It's Christmas Eve! Join us at 6 pm for our Christmas Eve candlelight service. Hear the word, sing the good news and joyously celebrate the birth of the Son! 

Christmas Morning we will be celebrating with a joint service with the Metropolitan Community Church of New Orleans one hour earlier than our usual worship time so PLEASE be aware that the service will be at 10am. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Photo 2013 Living Nativity

Blue Christmas Service

carrie Thu, 12/22/2016 - 12:37pm

Thursday December 22: Please join us for a Blue Christmas service to minister to those who are mourning, suffering or feeling Blue this Christmas season. This will be a short service, between 30 and 45 minutes in the session room. Enter through the S. Prieur St. entrance.

Youth Choir Performs

carrie Sun, 12/18/2016 - 1:58pm

Thank you to new member Billye Constance for pulling together our Youth Choir this year.  What a wonderful performance today!  What a blessing they are to all of us!

Everyone who braved the cold rainy weather was treated to a marvelous service this morning. We lit the 4th Advent Candle, the candle of Love. 

Bell Caroling in the Neighborhood

carrie Sun, 12/18/2016 - 1:04pm

We caroled through the neighborhood to the delight of several families and neighbors last night. We sing along with the handbells that make it easy for all skill levels to participate in this fun holiday tradition.  It's a treat for all involved to be surprised with carolers!  If you took or picture please post it on our Facebook page!

Merry Christmas to our neighbors and to everyone from First Presbyterian!

Happy 4th Sunday of Advent

carrie Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:53pm

As the fourth Sunday of Advent approaches we continue to contemplate the coming of Christ this season. We invite you to come caroling in the neighborhood tomorrow night as we share Christ's LOVE for us with each other as we walk though the neighborhood with handbells, bringing JOY to those who are surprised by a knock on their door following by ringing and enthusiastic singing. (Meet at that S. Prieur St.

The Sanctuary is decorated!

carrie Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:29am

Beautiful Service yesterday! Thank you to all who made it special- readers, musicians, the children, the candle lighters, the congregants, friends and families.

We give heartfelt thanks to the worship committee and the setup crew who came in on Saturday to make sure everything went smoothly.

We love our First Presbyterian family and are having a wonderful Advent!  

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.  AMEN.

Lessons and Carols Service This Sunday

carrie Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:33am

Join us this Sunday Dec. 4 at 11:00am for a completely festive time as we decorate the sanctuary for Christmas!  Beginning with the lighting of the Advent candles and continuing with and the story of Jesus told in 8 short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and Gospels, interspersed with the singing of carols, hymns, bells, and choir music.

The children will put our cherished Chrismon ornaments on the tree and start setting out the Crèche.  

Youth Choir Forming for Christmas Season

carrie Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:28pm

Join us for rehearsals every Sunday beginning November 6 through Sunday December 20.  Interested children and teens ages 5 - 18 will rehearse on Sundays during the church service.  Singers and their families should arrive at 11am and the children will go to the choir room for rehearsal after the children's sermon at about 11:15am.  Parents or friends can remain in church or return ar noon for pick up.  All children are welcome to participate, church affiliation is not requiured. Free and open to the public.

Pumpkin Patch - That's a Wrap!

carrie Sun, 10/30/2016 - 12:30pm

We're officially sold out! Thanks to everyone for supporting our pumpkin patch fundraiser!

100th Birthday Celebration for Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ

carrie Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:02pm

You are cordially invited to the 100th Birthday Celebration of our Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ.  The magnificent instrument has been in continual use for the past 100 years with interruptions only due to being moved to a new church location in 1938, and to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  The Trompette en Chamade was added on the rear wall of the sanctuary at a later date.