Read the summer  issue of FirstNEWS, which has information about news and events at FPC through the end of the summer.





Read the summer issue of Tapestry here.




Read the current issue of @first, First Presbyterian Church’s enews, which is distributed via email every Friday, for the most current news and information.





The complete calendar of all church events, meetings and other activities, so you can check dates, locations, times and mark your calendars.


Now @ FPC

This Week's Big Events: Opportunities to Serve

It’s the second big week in a row for our First Presbyterian family to serve our neighbors–neighbors in nearby Westerly Hills and our partners in Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries.

We’ll be preparing school supplies for the classrooms at Westerly Hills Academy and filling a school bus with supplies for our friends in Haiti.

Here are the details on how you can help:

Fill the bus for Haiti: You’ll see a big yellow school bus parked in front of the church through Friday, August 17. Our goal is to fill the bus with much-needed supplies for our ministry partners, OFCB (Operation Force for Christ Bayonnais). Deliver your donations to the stage in Wood Fellowship Hall during church hours. Here’s what’s needed: receiving blankets, infant hooded towels, rice, dried black beans, cooking oil, prenatal vitamins, vitamin C, Tylenol, Children’s Liquid Tylenol, Naproxen (Aleve), Ibuprofen, Imodium (or generic) and children’s chewable vitamins with iron.

You can also make donations to offset transportation costs. Send checks to Friends of OFCB, PO Box 34563, Charlotte, NC 28234. Note “BUS” on your check. Contact Glenna Cook with questions.

Pick an Apple for Westerly Hills Classrooms: Help PW (Presbyterian Women) fill goody bags for all 45 classrooms at Westerly Hills Academy. You can support this PW project in three ways. You can pick an apple from the Apple Tree in the Historical Lobby, purchase the school supplies or gift card listed and return them to the bin in the back hall behind the Sanctuary. The Apple Tree will be in full bloom Sunday, August 12, and will be staffed each Sunday through September 19.  You can also make a donation online or mail a check to the church with Westerly Hills Academy school supplies noted in the memo line.




News & Announcements

Other than events and activities, what else do you need to know about what’s going on here First Pres? Here’s the headline news for this week.


This Week's Blog Post: 2018 Montreat Youth Conference

2018 Montreat Youth Conference

July 19, 2018

Welcome the ongoing blog for the Montreat Youth Conference. Watch this video and keep your eyes on this space for updates, photos and videos July 22 through 28.


FPC Youth lifted their voices through music during Backhome Group Monday night!


An update from the youth from Tuesday and, below that, from Wednesday.



No video from Thursday, which was another awesome day in Montreat! The theme for Thursday was “silent voices,”, and we all enjoyed both keynote and worship that forced us to think critically. We were challenged and learned ways to stand up for the silenced voices.  Some of us enjoyed a great hike on Lookout Mountain and we were all entertained by the variety show and magic Matt! We are excited for the last day in Montreat as we wrap up this wonderful week!