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.

The Giving (Christmas) Tree

Have you heard the story of the magnificent tree that is in the church yard at First Presbyterian? Gather round children, and I will tell you the story.  Once upon a time there was a family that lived on a farm in Mississippi and they had lots of trees growing all over their property. There was one exceptionally beautiful Leyland cypress tree that was in exactly the wrong place and it had to be cut down. The family was sad to cut down such a beautiful tree, especially so close to Christmas. They wanted to find a way to save the tree.

Christmas Photo Backdrop is Open to the Public!

Have you driven by the church and noticed the enormous Christmas Tree that is in the yard?  

Greening of the Sanctuary

Thanks to the team who assembled our Christmas Tree on Saturday. It is ready for the Lessons and Carols Service on December 14 when we will decorate it with Christmon ornaments and collaboratively decorate the rest of the sanctuary with garlands and greenery.  Al of this while we will hear the story of Jesus in 6 short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and Gospels, interspersed with singing of carols, hymns & choir music.  

Marche d'Hiver was a Success!

The major fundraiser for the La Liason parent organization, of the Lyceé Français was this past Saturday and it was a big success.  This was easily the largest event on the church's property in recent history.  The Lyceé Français is a public school that has 4 preschool classes located in our building, so we wish them great success.  

Christmas Season is here!

There are lots of great events coming to celebrate the birth of Chist.  At worship on December 14th will be the Greening of the Sanctuary along with one of our favorites -- Christmas Lessons and Carols.  It's a lot of fun for the whole family as we sing the classic Christmas carols in church.  The following night,we will meet at the church for bell caroling in the FPCNO neighborhood.  After we sing a few songs and bring the joy of Christ's birth to our friends and neighbors, we'll meet in the sanctuary for our annual Christmas party and open house.

Bourbon Jesus Ministry

Pastor Fred as Bourbon Jesus

The pictures are up!  This past September, Rev. Fred Powell, as well as other members, stood as a quiet, loving protectors between French Quarter visitors and the pharisees who trolled Bourbon Street screaming damnation during the Southern Decadence celebration. Pastor Fred took pictures with revelers and shared Christ's love.  Please visit the Bourbon Jesus web page to see all the pictures.

Greater New Orleans CROP Hunger Walk

Would you walk a mile to feed a starving family? Then plan to walk with First Presbyterian Church in the first GNO CROP Hunger Walk! It will be a pleasant 1 or 1.5 mile walk along the lakefront in the early morning, but your walk will pay for food not only in 3rd world countries, but right here in New Orleans! Friend us www.facebook.com/NOLACROP.

Zephyrs Family Day

Let’s all meet up at Zephyrs Field on Sunday, August 31 game time 6 pm to watch the Zephyr’s vs Memphis Redbirds game. Admission is $5.00, there will be activities for the kids and fireworks. We can all sit together and have some F.P.C-Zephyr’s fun. See you there!

Interfaith Dialogue and Calvinism Seminar

led by Rev. Keith Abramowski who will be presenting Calvin’s life and theology and his place in the diverse church of the 21st century. Lunch will be served! We are expecting visitors from many faith traditions from Roman Catholic to Orthodox to Pentecostal believers!

Life of the Congregation

General photos of us, our beautiful sanctuary and our events and gatherings.



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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