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.

Curbside Ashes to Geaux

Curbside Ashes to Geaux at the corner of S. Claiborne and Jefferson from 11:00am-1:00pm and from 4:30-5:30pm. 
Wednesday, February 14 the ashes will be given to people on foot or in cars and will be accompanied by a short prayer for the person receiving ashes. The sanctuary will be open during those times for quiet meditation. 

Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and prayer on February 11, the Sunday before Mardi Gras. We will not have 11:00 worship that day, as most people are engaged with parades or hampered by traffic. Instead we will gather at the back of the sanctuary and share fellowship and a simple morning prayer service. Breakfast will be available anytime between 9 and 10; morning prayer will begin at 9:15. Start your day off with your church family, enjoying spiritual and physical sustenance before you join in the city's day of festivities.  

Happy 200th Birthday, FPC!

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the first church service of what would become the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans. It also marks the arrival of our first pastor, Reverend Sylvester Larned.

Youth outing

The youth had a great time at Highland Presbyterian in Baton Rouge. We created bags for the homeless to hand out to them and we worked in their garden orchard.  The food goes to the food bank down the street.

Polar Express Party (Parents Night Out!)

Polar Express Party (Parents Night Out!) Sunday Dec. 17
First Presbyterian Church 
corner of S. Claiborne Ave. and Jefferson, enter on S. Prieur St.

Children- wear your pajamas and prepare to have fun! Suggested donation is $10.

Drop off is at 4pm. 
(Enter the church through the S. Prieur St. door and go upstairs to the fellowship hall.)
Pickup is 8pm sharp!

We will start the movie around 5pm. Dinner will be cheese pizza. Snacks will include popcorn and hot chocolate, and we might have time for some cookie decorating!

Reconciliation, Racial Equity, and Healing

Today we welcomed new friends from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, to learn more about our shared history surrounding Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, to think about racial equity, healing, and reconciliation. It was an especially meaningful beginning of Advent, with a sermon given jointly by our own Rev. Dr. Kim Rodrigue and Dr. Noelle Chaddock from Rhodes College.

A First Presbyterian Christmas

Did you know that we recorded a Christmas CD in 2003?

A First Presbyterian Christmas: Music of the Christmas and Advent Seasons, recorded and produced by the members of FPCNO.  Includes live recordings from the sanctuary and also some songs produced in the studio, including piano, guitar, handbells, choir and children's choir and readings.

You can download the whole CD for 9.99, or individual songs for 99 cents each!

Advent and Christmas Events at FPCNO

December 3  First Sunday of Advent
11:00 am Sunday morning worship
Exploring racial reconciliation with our colleagues from Rhodes College
Distribution of Advent Calendars

December 8, Friday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parents Night Out, Fellowship Hall
Polar Express Party complete with hot chocolate!  Wear your pajamas and prepare to have fun with games and the movie.  Suggested donation is $10.

Second Sundays School

Join us this Sunday at 10:00am as we welcome a new team of Sunday School teachers and students. We have 3 classes with ages ranging from preschool to high school.

We are offering Sunday School once a month to encourage our kids in their faith development while maximizing attendance. Come check out our new Second Sundays School classes as we prioritize our commitment to Christian Education.

The format will be Bible Story based, with different ways to learn the story for different age groups.

Age Groups and Locations:

Street Requiem: Impacting Homelessness through the Arts

First Presbyterian Pianist Amanda Wadsworth will be accompanying the 



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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