Welcome to First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans!

We are a church with a rich history. Feel free to browse our website and discover more about us. First Presbyterian is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes and encourages all to join us in worship. We are affiliated with the PC(USA).

We are a More Light Congregation which means we welcome all people, all races, and all sexual orientations.


Welcome to Rev. Kim Rodrigue

July 2 we had a wonderful worship service welcoming Rev. Kim Rodrigue and her partner Ann Philbrick to our congregation.  The children gave some suggestions on New Orleans points of interest- good snowball stands: Plum St and Lou Lou's, pizza: Midway Pizza, and you can't overlook our favorite park, City Park.  The members, wearing nametags, presented Rev. Kim with some welcoming gifts- a book of the congregation's history, our self published cookbook, and recording of the organ centennial concert.

A Special Wedding Celebration!

Congratulations to De'antra and Anthony! It was an extra special occasion FPC because the mother of the bride was our long time office manager and church family member Cheryl Roberts. We were so happy to be part of this celebration, and we can't wait to share a few more photos when the professional photographer has them ready. We love you Cheryl and the whole family! Best Wishes to the happy couple for many happy years together. 
Photo (c) Trenice Cunningham

Welcoming Pastor Kim

Please join us in worship this Sunday July 2 at 11:00 am. We are thrilled to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Kim Rodrigue and expect it to be a wonderful service! Reception immediately following in the sanctuary with Gentilly cake, finger sandwiches, and other delicious refreshments.

First Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor, Sunday July 2

For Immediate Release - New Orleans, LA

The members of First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans will be celebrating more than Independence Day on the first Sunday in July. After nearly a year without full-time pastoral leadership, the church will welcome Rev. Kimberly Rodrique to the pulpit when she leads service on July 2nd at 11:00am.

Striking Out Hunger with LifeSongs 89 and Mid City Lanes Rock'n'Bowl

Thanks to LifeSongs Radio the First Pres youth group and a couple families had a great time bowling yesterday evening at Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl. We appreciate you hosting this fun event and giving us the opportunity to support Second Harvest Food Bank - Feeding South Louisiana. We are already looking forward to next year!

Minus One Oak Tree, Thankfully No Injuries and Minor Damage

Early yesterday morning, one of the large oak trees along the Claiborne side of the church collapsed into the playground. We are happy to report that no one was in the area at the time and there were no reported injuries. The building was not touched by the tree collapse. (Praise the Lord!) The fence along Claiborne was only slightly damaged but was taken down further during the tree removal process.

We had a great Day of Giving for GiveNola Day!

We had a great GiveNola Day this year!  We raised $655!!  

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. GiveNOLA Day raises money for the community, brings new donors to local nonprofits, and shows that anyone can be a philanthropist.

Great news! A new pastor has been called to FPCNO, arriving in June!

It has been almost a year that we have been without full time pastoral leadership. It has been a good year- we have seen many blessings including new members, new building tenants, a balanced budget. We have had incredible variety and energy on Sunday mornings, hearing from pulpit supply, our own Elders, and members. We remain a strong, resilient congregation. 

Farewell to Elder Claire Trimble

After worship today we had a champagne toast to bid farewell to our one of our most active members,Claire Trimble. She has given so much of herself to New Orleans and to our congregation since she moved here in 2006.

One Church, One Book: FPC Version

As a group, we are reading America's Original Sin by Jim Wallis and we are off to a great start. There's still time to join a group- this week's discussion will focus on chapters 2 and 3.

We are seeing a high level of participation with insightful comments in the various small group discussions that are being led by members throughout the week. As a church, we're not afraid to confront the important, but sometimes volatile, issue of racism and racial justice head on.

The small groups will last for about 6 weeks and there are four groups you can join.

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