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.

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.

Screening of Netflix Documentary ‘13th’

Please join us for a screening of '13th' this coming Sunday. It's being held at First Presbyterian Church, on the riverside corner of Jefferson Ave & Claiborne Ave. Invite your friends, churches, community centers, etc. to come as well.


When: Sunday, April 2nd from 4pm-7pm

Where: First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, 5401 S. Claiborne Ave 

Welcome to our Newest Members!

Welcome to the newly baptized! We are blessed to have the Mirtorabi family worshiping with us and and sharing our journey of faith.

"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."
John 20:29

January-February Newsletter 2017

Sacrament Sunday

The Reformed tradition understands Baptism  and the Lord’s Supper to be Sacraments, instituted by God and commended by Christ. Sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church, symbols of God’s action. Through the Sacraments, God seals believers in redemption, renews their identity as the people of God, and marks them for service.

Happy Kings Day!

Happy Kings Day! Today is Epiphany and we will celebrate during worship this Sunday at 11am by heralding the arrival of the 3 kings with Communion, Epiphany stars, bells, and music, followed by fellowship with coffee and king cake! 

As it is also the last day of Christmas, we will be undecorating the sanctuary and placing our magnificent tree to the curb to boost coastal restoration efforts.

Special Christmas Carol Service NEW NEARS DAY

We'll ring in the New Year with a nontraditional service centered on singing many of the wonderful Christmas hymns that we've been waiting all Advent to get to!

We're back at our normal start time of 11:00am. 

Hope to see you there!




Presbyterian Fun Fact

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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