followIf you are waiting for an invitation to follow in His footsteps – this is it!

 You are invited to join the Seekers’ Sunday School Class as they begin a short-term video-based Bible study by best-selling author and pastor, Andy Stanley that will take you on a journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow. Prepare for your eyes to open, your feet to move, and your faith to be radically transformed. Jesus says, “Follow.” How will you respond?

Class Begins Sunday, June 4, 2017

9:30 AM

Room 112 

Chancel Choir to Participate in Saengerfest

     In 1890, Galveston received a 6.2 million dollar congressional appropriation to deepen the harbor. Deep water meant larger ships could dock at Galveston carrying more cargo and in turn, making more money for the city. To celebrate, Galveston planned the Deep Water Jubilee which included six months of celebratory events including banquets, oyster roasts, Mardi Gras balls, parades, and a visit from the President of the United States. Galveston also included the 1891 Saengerfest in the Jubilee. Saengerfest, literally translating as “singer festival,” was a multi-day series of concerts performed by German singing groups from all over Texas. The first Saengerfest was held in the 1850s, and after the Civil War it occurred every two years in different cities throughout the state.
     Galveston Historical Foundation plans to commemorate the 1891 Saengerfest held in Galveston by hosting a choral music concert at our 1859 German Catholic Church, St Joseph’s Church (Ave K and 22nd Street), on April 2nd at 2pm. FPC’s Chancel Choir will join with Moody Methodist’s Chancel Choir and other community singers to form a mass choir, singing pieces of German composers. Come join us for an afternoon of beautiful music and join with us in the final piece – a sing-along of Handel’s “Hallelujah” from Messiah.

So many blessings!

stained-glassNext Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the end of Sunday worship, we will officially dedicate the newly restored Knox Chapel. You are cordially invited to this service of dedication. Included in the brief service will be the dedication of the Retta Lou Weber Memorial Piano. Lastly, Samuel Kasinger, infant son of Matt and Abby Kasinger, grandson of Knox and Mandy Rider, and great grandson of Bill Rider and the late Gail Rider, will be baptized at this special celebration of dedication.

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!


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

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