First Presbyterian Church is a reformed, confessional, ordinary means of grace congregation that exists to exalt God, edify and equip the saints, evangelize the lost, and extend the love, mercy, and mission of Christ locally and around the world.
Reformed: We find our roots in the 16th century Protestant Reformation and affirm the five solas of the Reformation: Scripture alone, Faith alone, Christ alone, Grace alone, and to God alone be the glory.
Confessional: As a member church of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), we embrace and confess that the doctrine found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter and Larger Catechism is the most faithful summary of scriptural teaching. The PCA’s slogan encapsulates well our beliefs: “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”
Ordinary Means of Grace: We believe God builds His Church and promises to bless Her through His ordinary means of grace, which are: the Word (especially preaching), Sacraments (biblically regulated worship), and Prayer.
First Presbyterian Church is committed to the primacy of Lord's Day worship (Morning and Evening). Regular weekly participation in the ordinary means of grace (the Word, sacraments, and prayer) in corporate worship is essential for believers' spiritual nourishment and growth.
God's people are therefore called to participate consistently and regularly in corporate worship on the Lord's Day, in dependence upon God's Spirit who applies Christ's benefits through His Word, prayer and sacraments.
As such we encourage you and your family to consider the various ministries, fellowship events, and educational opportunities as complementary to corporate worship, but never as a replacement of corporate worship. (Adapted from St. Andrew's Chapel Bulletin)