Activities at FPC

Annual All-Church Retreat

Every year, we travel as a church family to the Montreat Conference Center in beautiful Montreat, NC. The 29th annual First Presbyterian Church All-Church Retreat is scheduled for March 3-5, 2017. Plan to join us this year! Signups can be completed via FPC Connects. After you log in, click the link to Available Registrations on your dashboard page.

The weekend is always filled with inspirational discussions and fun, family-oriented activities. Child care is available for children age 4 and younger. Our featured facilitator will lead us with lectures and discussion sessions. Each year is inspiring in a unique way. Bring the whole family!

FPC Serves: Annual Day of Service and Beyond

Each year on the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, our church organizes a large corps of volunteers to work all over our city. We coordinate volunteer opportunities, match people with tasks, and provide transportation to work sites.

In 2014, over 120 members of our church, ages 9 to 80, went out into the community to distribute food and clothing at the Catholic Parish Outreach food pantry; pull weeds and shovel compost at the Interfaith Food Shuttle Community Farm; stamp and pack books and DVDs for Christian Library International; perform administrative and yard work for Alliance Medical Ministry; assist Habitat for Humanity homeowners with repairs and other chores; clean, repair, and move furniture for the Green Chair Project;  visit homebound members; and thoroughly clean and dust in our own sanctuary, among other rewarding duties.

Our day began with a ceremony in our parking lot as its new owner claimed the keys to her own car, a gift from a church member to Wheels4Hope.

Habitat for Humanity

We build at least one house every year and have a lot of fun!

Blood Drive

We sponsor a quarterly blood drive with a goal of 40 donors, and we're hoping to set a new goal of 50 donors. The date of our next Red Cross blood drive will be announced soon in First Press.

To sign up and receive an appointment, go to and enter sponsor code First Presbyterian in the box labeled "give blood". You'll be asked to create a username and password.

You can also call Beth Fields or the church office for an appointment, or for more information. While donations are not tax-deductible, they are life-saving!

Bible Study

The various circles that are sponsored by the Presbyterian Women offer multiple opportunities for group Bible study. Check the Presbyterian Women's page for more information about our circle offerings. We periodically offer several other options for adults and teens interested in group Bible study.

Growing Closer is a Bible study course for women that meets weekly at Betty Ann Dorman's home, beginning September 15, 2016. We'll study Acts this year. Growing Closer Bible Study uses the following methods: individual Bible study from a common set of questions; group discussion of these questions; songs; prayer; and warm fellowship. The goal of this Bible study is to grow closer to the Lord through study of His Word and prayer, and growing close to each other in Christian love. Join us for study, some singing, and some great fellowship. Contact the church office if you have questions.

  • Time: Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and also Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning Sept. 15.
  • Location: Home of Betty Ann Dorman

Introduction to the Old Testament is an eight-week course offered on two different days.

  • Times: Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. or 5:30 - 7:15 p.m., beginning TBD.
  • Leader: TBD
  • Location: Ed Greer Classroom, Stock Building