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!

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.

Holy Week Schedule


holy week

We invite you to Galveston’s First Presbyterian Church for Easter or any Sunday 

March 20 – Palm Sunday
9:30. Sunday School for all ages
10:30. Coffee and Fellowship
10:45. Gathering Music
11:00. Children will lead the triumphant palm processional to begin Worship. Special music by the Chancel Choir, Chancel Ensemble, and the Handbell Choir.

March 24 – Maundy Thursday
6:00. A special last supper service in the Fellowship Hall where we will share a soup supper and communion.

March 25 – Good Friday
7:00. “The Final Hours,” a suite for Holy Week. You will be moved as you reflect on the time that Jesus hung, suffering on the cross.

March 27 – Easter Sunday
9:30. Easter Brunch (no Sunday School)
10:00. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Family Photos and Flowering the Cross
10:45. Gathering Music
11:00. Worship. Holy Week concludes with a rousing Easter service, replete with the Joyful Noise Children’s choir, a brass quartet and much music. Start warming up your vocal pipes now, and plan to join in on the benediction response singing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

At the corner of 19th and Church Street
in downtown Galveston.

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NO Joyful Noise Practice this Sunday

Because of the various Mardi Gras family activities scheduled for this Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday, there will be NO JOYFUL NOISE PRACTICE this Sunday. Practice will resume next Sunday, February 14th from 4-5 pm in the choir room. It’s not too late to bring a friend! Remember, service hours will be awarded for middle schoolers. All 1st through 8th graders are welcome.SuperBowl.jpg

Joyful Noise Choir starts Jan.31

The Joyful Noise Choir will resume on Sunday, January 31 at 4:00 pm. Please note the new time for practice!
Joyful Noise Choir is for children and youth in 1st – 8th grades. Our very own Ruben Rincon, Jr., certified music educator, piano instructor and organist extraordinaire, will be directing the choir this spring.
Please make every effort to have your young person in attendance. We have plans for music during the Easter season and hopes for a Christmas musical production, but we need the commitment of our young worship leaders to make this happen.