Advent Pilgrimage

The annual Historic Downtown Churches’ Advent Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016,  beginning here at First Presbyterian Church at 4pm. Following a short service of Scripture and song at each location, the pilgrimage will proceed to the next church and finally end with a reception at the final church. Besides FPC, participating churches are St. Mary’s Basilica, Trinity Episcopal, First Lutheran and First Baptist.christmas eve2015

Join us for a recital of classical organ music!

Hear Ruben Rincon Jr. play a selection of classic organ music on the Historic Hook and Hastings/A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ located in First Presbyterian Church, Galveston’s First Church, on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM, 1903 Church Street, A reception will follow in McCullough Hall.

Mr. Ruben Rincon, Jr. has performed at High Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, as well as performed in other venues across Assisi, Florence, and Rome, Italy. He currently resides in Galveston where he is the Organist at First Presbyterian Church.

For more information, contact First Presbyterian Church, 409-762-8638, option 1.organ

New Pages!

“Ministries and Missions” has a “Missions Committee” sub-page,
“We love Children” has a “Children’s Ministry” sub-page,
Outreach Grants has been updated with the awardee’s of the grants,
and have you read N♪tes from the Larry Patton Music Arts Suite, under Worship Arts?
If you go allllll the way to the bottom you’ll find a link to the Mission Yearbook.

This page is ever evolving so keep checking back!

Young Adult Class

Rudy O’Connor will be starting a new Sunday School class for young adults the Sunday after Labor Day. The class focus will be comparing historical Scripture with its relevance to today’s issues. The first 6 weeks the class will discuss “What Keeps You Up at Night?” Class location is to be announced.sleepless

Join us for Back to School

During the worship service on  Sunday August 28th, there will be a Back to School Blessing. We invite students, teachers, parents, school administrators, school staff, and anyone associated with schools of all ages to join us in praying for a safe and meaningful school year. Worship starts at 11 AM. There will be a brunch during the Sunday school hour, beginning at 9:30 AM. Come as you are to join Galveston’s First Church for worship and fellowship!

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Please update your information

We are now in hurricane season. To help the church prepare in the event of a hurricane in Galveston, there are a few church directories on the table in Fellowship Hall. Please check your personal data, correct any errors, or add your cell phone and email address if we do not already have them listed. This will be immensely helpful for the church leadership to be able to contact members should a hurricane occur.keep-calm-and-be-prepared-21

Houston Children’s Chorus

We will host the Houston Children’s Chorus under the direction of Dr. Stephen Roddy, Sunday, June 5th at 6pm in the church Sanctuary. The children in this chorus have some of the Houston area’s best young voices. Many of you know Steve Roddy, as he is a fine organist and has substituted for FPC in the past. The concert is free and open to the public.

Help Wanted

Are you tech savvy? Looking for a way to volunteer at church but you can’t commit a lot of time. We are looking for people that are interested in putting together the Sunday PowerPoint. It’s not hard, but does require computer skills. If you can help, please let Lisa Velasquez, Mandy Rider or Janene Davison know.help-wanted