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.


Memorial Service for Murray Brashears

During our regular 11 am worship service on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 you are invited participate in a “Celebration of Music and Thanksgiving for the Life of Murray Brashears", who died March 10, 2015 here in New Orleans. Murray was a staunch, life long Presbyterian and an enthusiastic supporter of this church, as well as a husband, father and grandfather.

Decadence Says "I Do": A Wedding Extravaganza

In anticipation of a positive outcome towards marriage equality by the Supreme Court this month, the Southern Decadence organization is hosting New Orleans's first wedding show for the LGBTQ community.  First Presbyterian will be attending and showcasing our beautiful sanctary and fellowship hall to prospective brides and grooms.  

Our First Bridal Show

New Orleans Bride Magazine Bridal Show Booth

Our amazing FUNdraising committee executed a brilliant marketing plan last night, and we are just delighted with the results.  For over a decade our church has been welcoming to all couples seeking a church wedding, and we maintained a modest presence in print and web advertising.

It's Wedding Season At First Presbyterian

At First Presbyterian we are up to our ears with weddings, anniversaries, and bridal shows. It's wedding season and we can't be happier for our couples, friends, and families.  We can accommodate all kinds of weddings, from NFL players and society types to hipsters and flower children.  Our sanctuary has a truly magical vibe and can be grand and intimate at the same time.  We welcome all couples.

Henry Howard: Louisiana's Architect, Book Release and Signing

Join us in celebrating the release of the book Henry Howard: Louisiana's Architect, on Tuesday evening at the Historical New Orleans Collection.  The First Presbyterian Church building located at Lafayette Square was designed by Mr. Howard in 1855 and destroyed in 1938.  

Crawfish Boil Partnership with Unitarian Church

Have you ever noticed the OTHER church on the other corner of S. Claiborne Ave and Jefferson Ave?  We have a very interesting shared history!  Both congregations can trace our roots to the same man, Rev. Dr. Theodore Clapp in the early 1800s.  Both churches occupied different locations and have ended up katty corner from each other in Broadmoor.  Fast forward to 2015: hosting a joint crawfish boil to raise money for UNITY of Greater New Orleans.

Rummage Fest this Saturday!

Our first annual Rummage Fest is tomorrow!  Saturday, May 9th from 8am-2pm. Admission is free. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall on the second floor. Enter though the S. Claiborne Avenue or S. Prieur Street entrances.

FOR SALE: gently-used merchandise, including art/frames, antiques, collectibles, furniture, sporting equipment, holiday and home décor, kitchenware and small appliances, toys, electronics, books and clothing.

Also a bake sale!

Live piano music starting at noon for shopper's enjoyment: 

Give Nola Day

Thank you to everyone who supported us yesterday on ‪#‎GiveNOLADay‬! Because of our members, longtime friends and some new supporters, First Presbyterian received 13 gifts totaling $1,000!

Your support is a blessing and we will use it wisely.  We would like to invite you to worship on Sunday mornings at 11am. The atmosphere is somewhat traditional, and also casual and welcoming!

Give Nola Day

It's officially ‪#‎GiveNOLADay‬! We are one of the 713 non-profits participating in this 24 hour online give-a-thon. Consider supporting the missions and programs at First Presbyterian Church on this exciting day.

https://givenola.org/npo/first-presbyterian-church-of-new-orleans

EcoRecycling

We have started a recycling fundraiser! There’s nothing to buy (isn't that awesome!). We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. 

Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund First Presbyterian. 

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