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.


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!

 

Living Nativity Today 4pm

Living Nativity today, the 4th Day of Christmas at 4pm. This will be more of a tableau than a pageant. Come remember the Christmas story. Adults, children, babies, pets- all are welcome. Meet at the back door of the church on S. Prieur St. to try on costumes, or come to the pumpkin patch yard at 4:30 to form the audience.

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Christmas Eve 6pm Christmas Day 10am MERRY CHRISTMAS

It's Christmas Eve! Join us at 6 pm for our Christmas Eve candlelight service. Hear the word, sing the good news and joyously celebrate the birth of the Son! 

Christmas Morning we will be celebrating with a joint service with the Metropolitan Community Church of New Orleans one hour earlier than our usual worship time so PLEASE be aware that the service will be at 10am. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Blue Christmas Service

Thursday December 22: Please join us for a Blue Christmas service to minister to those who are mourning, suffering or feeling Blue this Christmas season. This will be a short service, between 30 and 45 minutes in the session room. Enter through the S. Prieur St. entrance.

Youth Choir Performs

Thank you to new member Billye Constance for pulling together our Youth Choir this year.  What a wonderful performance today!  What a blessing they are to all of us!

Everyone who braved the cold rainy weather was treated to a marvelous service this morning. We lit the 4th Advent Candle, the candle of Love. 

Bell Caroling in the Neighborhood

We caroled through the neighborhood to the delight of several families and neighbors last night. We sing along with the handbells that make it easy for all skill levels to participate in this fun holiday tradition.  It's a treat for all involved to be surprised with carolers!  If you took or picture please post it on our Facebook page!

Merry Christmas to our neighbors and to everyone from First Presbyterian!

Happy 4th Sunday of Advent

As the fourth Sunday of Advent approaches we continue to contemplate the coming of Christ this season. We invite you to come caroling in the neighborhood tomorrow night as we share Christ's LOVE for us with each other as we walk though the neighborhood with handbells, bringing JOY to those who are surprised by a knock on their door following by ringing and enthusiastic singing. (Meet at that S. Prieur St.

The Sanctuary is decorated!

Beautiful Service yesterday! Thank you to all who made it special- readers, musicians, the children, the candle lighters, the congregants, friends and families.

We give heartfelt thanks to the worship committee and the setup crew who came in on Saturday to make sure everything went smoothly.

We love our First Presbyterian family and are having a wonderful Advent!  

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.  AMEN.

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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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