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.


Program of Hope This Morning

The Program of Hope in progress this morning. It's a wonderful ministry and you can see how many are in need. Donations are accepted on our web site under the About tab, scroll down to Donate, and click through to PayPal.

 

Clothing, bus tokens, toiletries, and food items can be dropped off at the church office which is located at the back of the church building on S. Prieur St.

 

Photo credit Tom Paine, Parkway Presbyterian Church

Flood Relief Benefit Concert: Alynda Lee Segarra with Sam Doores

We are honored to host Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra with Sam Doores of The Deslondes for a Louisiana flood relief show this Sunday night September 4th.

Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 7pm.

Pew seating. (Historic pews that were soaked in 33 inches of flood water during Katrina and restored!)

Becoming the Work Group

members and friends of FPC pictured in Baton Rouge after a day of house gutting.

A group of our members and friends went to Baton Rouge Saturday to help gut a house that had been flooded. The sights and smells were far too familiar. The older couple who own the home are staying at University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge. This is a section of Baton Rouge called Sherwood Forest, not far from the Presbytery of South Louisiana office (which was also flooded, along with Faith Presbyterian Church next door).

Tragic Flooding in Louisiana

We are saddened and shocked by the flooding that has ravaged our beloved Presbytery. We have lived through severe flooding, and our hearts ache for everyone that has been touched by the rising water. As we read in the scripture yesterday about the "great cloud of witnesses" we are here with you, celebrating the rescues and mourning the losses of homes and property, lifting up the rescuers in prayer and wanting to help. As the days go on, we will be seeking more concrete actions as our Presbytery begins to rebuild.

Flooding at the Presbytery Office in Baton Rouge

(Sharing a repot from our Presbytery Office that was posted on Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/PDACARES/posts/10153813091088807:0?hc_location=ufi

Men's Night at City Putt

The Men of the Church took a well deserved break from building and grounds upkeep to took a trip to play mini golf at City Park's new course, City Putt!  Men's night is usually once a month.  The men can be unpredictable, so it's best to subscribe to the chuch's Yahoo Group email chain to stay informed of spur of the moment events.  For instructions to join the group, send a message to web@fpcno.org.

 

Your Church Family, a Source of Reassurance

A lament in the wake of the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice

So much sadness. How can I post a friendly update about worship this Sunday without commenting on the tragedy in Nice? These are hard times, and having a foundation of faith with a loving church family can be a source of support and reassurance.

This Sunday as we welcome long time church friend Laurence M. Hamric, J.D., M.Div. to the pulpit as our speaker.

Kathy Crighton will preside over the installation of our new officers, Diane Kleinfeldt, Zane Fisher, and Tracy Rene Helms-Capasso as Ruling Elders on the Session and Linda Wilson as a new Deacon.

The Good Samaritan and the Gutter Punk

photo (c) brendangates Flickr Creative Commons

Thank you to Justin Wood for being the guest speaker this past Sunday. What a wonderful sermon about the Good Samaritan and a timely scripture for all Christians following the common lectionary.

PC(USA) Stated Clerk speaks out on police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

As we are shocked and horrified by recent events, we look to our leaders in the Presbyterian church for guidance.

https://pres-outlook.org/2016/07/pcusa-stated-clerk-speaks-police-killings-alton-sterling-philando-castile/

Holiday Weekend, Communion Sunday, Farewell to Friends

We hope to see our members, friends and new faces as well this Sunday at 11am before everyone rushes back to celebrating our nation's independence with a patriotic pool parties, barbecues and concerts with fireworks! It's going to be a joyful service with some patriotic hymns and wonderful music. We will be bidding our friends from First Presbyterian Church Greeneville, TN farewell with special refreshments after the service.

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There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide and about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

 

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