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.


Lessons and Carols Service This Sunday

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

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.

Welcome to our new Tenants the Metropolitan Community Church

Welcome to the Metropolitan Community Church of  New Orleans (MCC) our new full time tenant of the Fellowship Hall with office space in room 202.  This LGBT-affirmative congregation is led by Pastor Alisan Rowland, and is a part of a congregationally-led denomination founded in 1968 to proclaim God's love to those who had previously been denied a place in Christ's church, namely the LGBT community.  MCC is at the forefront of transforming churches into places where all are valued and celebrated.  

Pumpkin Patch - That's a Wrap!

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

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

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.

The Pumpkin Patch is OPEN DAILY!

Buy a Pumpkin Make a Difference!

Opening times: 

Monday - Friday 3pm
Saturday 10am
Sunday 1pm
Closes daily at sunset, between 6:30 and 7pm.
Cash, Check, Credit cards accepted
(add 3% processing fee for credit cards)

New this year! Pumpkin pricing by vertical circumference. No more estimating! All bulk pumpkins will be measured.

Complete Price List:

2067 Pumpkins Unloaded!

The pumpkins are here! We unloaded all 2067 of them and are very grateful for all of the help from hard working Boy Scout Troop 185, Vamonos NolaLaToya Cantrell, and members and friends of FPC, including some of the clients of the Program of Hope which this patch supports. We are all tired from working so hard and we remember those among us who don't have a comfortable bed or safe place to sleep tonight.

Pallet Time!

It's time to start collecting pallets. If you have a pallet source, let us know! We need about 200 pallets to keep the pumpkins elevated off the damp ground.

If you are a business owner and would like to donate pallets that are in good shape, please reach out to us!  pumpkinpatch@fpcno.org

 

New Lights in Fellowship Hall

Special thanks to the donors and volunteers who helped install new lighting in the Fellowship Hall.  We loved the icicle lights that our dance groups put up for their Christmas parties and other celebrations, not to mention room simply needing more light.  We were inspired to do something similar with easy-to-replace-bulbs.  The new lights look awesome and the room is perfect for dancing, parties, and receptions.

Seekers Wanted Bible Study

We are tying something new with our latest Bible Study: Meetup.com. Meetup is a service that takes care of meeting logistics and allows you to advertise with the subscribers.  Its free to join and there are thousands of subscribers. It's a terrific tool for reaching seekers and a useful tool for organizing our studies!  The meetings will be on Tuesday nights at 7pm. 

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