A Sanctuary in The City

Loving Neighbors, Building Community, Renewing Hope

Welcome. We're delighted you're here.

At First Church, we believe strongly in an open and inclusive church that extends an unqualified welcome to all. We are a wonderful array of God’s children, representing many ethnicities and cultures, sexual orientations, and economic and social backgrounds; a collection only God could assemble. We invite you to join us as together we respond to the call of God in our lives.

Welcome to the Season of Advent

Welcome. Whoever you are, wherever you are in life’s journey, you are welcome at First Church. Join us as together we respond to God’s call in our lives. Click here to learn more about our Advent and Christmas offerings.

Christmas Eve Services
December 24th at 12, 5, and 11 p.m.

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We believe every Christian has a responsibility before God to use his or her time, talent, and resources, not only in the Church, but in common life, for the service of God. We are ambassadors who carry a message wherever we go and servants of God in whatever we are doing with our lives in the world.

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At First Church, we follow the call of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to “reveal God’s grace in places of suffering and need, to resist the forces that tyrannize, and to support the forces that restore the dignity of all.” 

Serve Programs | Our Community

Sun 28

Coffee and Theology

November 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sun 28

Church School

November 28 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am


As a result of COVID-19, we have transitioned many of our programs online via Zoom. Worship is now held both in-person as well as online every Sunday at 11 a.m.! We anticipate continuing to offer online worship and programming, even as we selectively re-open our in-person offerings in line with CDC guidelines. We miss seeing you on Fifth Avenue and 12th Street and look forward to gathering together more frequently in person again. In the meantime, please note the “location” of our offerings and join us online.

As always, our staff are available by phone and email.