Ash Wednesday Reflection Written by Rev. Mary Bowman

Ash Wednesday Reflection Written by Rev. Mary Bowman

The church has set aside a season of preparation to encourage God’s people to reflect on the significance of Lent and to prepare for Holy Week. The season of Lent invites God’s people to intentionally carve out more space to draw nearer to God and to reflect on Jesus’...
Advocacy Ministry Focus: Anti-Racism

Advocacy Ministry Focus: Anti-Racism

First Presbyterian’s history dates back to 1821, when the small town of Charlotte (yes, Charlotte was once considered a small town!) set aside a plot of land for the creation of a town church. The church’s 203 years spanned a number of racial periods: from the Civil...
Beyond the Bulletin

Beyond the Bulletin

A Ministry Unfolds at Aldersgate At Aldersgate, a nonprofit senior living facility in Charlotte, a unique ministry has unfolded thanks to the efforts of resident and FPC member Cliff Boylston. Armed with a faithful spirit and a mastery of technology that defies...
Beyond the Pantry Shelves

Beyond the Pantry Shelves

FPC Members Respond to food insecurity Located on the lower level of First Presbyterian’s Poplar Street building, a ministry dedicated to feeding hungry neighbors in our community has operated for 39 years. The Loaves and Fishes Pantry at FPC is run almost exclusively...
From Bayonnais with Love

From Bayonnais with Love

Nestled within the lush embrace of Haiti’s northwestern region, Bayonnais stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of its people and the captivating beauty of its surroundings. The heartbeat of Bayonnais is its people, who exude warmth and resilience in equal...
Bridging Faith and Borders

Bridging Faith and Borders

FPC’s Partnership with Cuba’s Evangelical Seminary In a world often marked by division and barriers, the power of faith to unite people across borders and cultures can be truly transformative. Our church has been privileged to experience this firsthand through our...