Birth to Three
Our nursery ministry provides a safe, loving environment where children experience church as a place of God’s nurture and care. The nursery is staffed by trained workers who are certified in CPR.
Our preschool ministry offers Sunday School, Godly Play (a Montessori-based children’s worship program), Sunday night music and worship education, recreation and crafts, as well as annual Vacation Bible School.
Our elementary ministry offers Sunday School, Worship Readiness (to prepare elementary schoolers to worship in our sanctuary service), music and worship education, recreation and crafts, as well as annual Vacation Bible School.
For more information about children’s opportunities, please contact Chris Sarkowski, Director of Ministry for Children and Youth.
Middle and High School
We offer Sunday School, Confirmation (7th and 8th graders), Sunday Night Bible Study, Monthly Mid-week fellowship, Presbytery Retreats and Camp at Living River, Montreat Youth
Conferences, various service events throughout the year, as well as opportunities to engage in leadership throughout the church as volunteers with Vacation Bible School, worship leadership, and service projects.
For more information, please contact Chris Sarkowski, Director of Ministry for Children and Youth
We have a vibrant and growing Presbyterian campus ministry offering multiple opportunities for learning, serving, leadership, and fellowship. The First Presbyterian congregation embraces our students with love, care, and great food!
Sunday night dinner and Bible study
Congregational Thursday night dinner followed by UKirk devotional
Service opportunities both locally and further afield
Worship leadership opportunities
Participation in the ministries of First Presbyterian
Annual Montreat College Conference
For more information, please contact Caroline Barnett, Associate Pastor and Campus Minister.
Adult Sunday School -
We have a wide variety of Adult Sunday School classes that range in format and subject matter. Some classes meet throughout the
year while others gather on a more seasonal basis. If you are interested in visiting a class and would like to learn more about each of
our offerings, contact Rev. Kathy Wolf Reed
Presbyterian Women -
Our Presbyterian Women’s Circles meet at day and evening times from September to May to study the denominational curriculum for Presbyterian Women. The Presbyterian Women also engage in service-oriented projects throughout the year and open and close their year with a church-wide gathering. For more information, please contact Rev. Kathy Wolf Reed.
Men's Bible Study -
Led by Rev. Nick Reed, our Men’s Bible Study is open to all ages and meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. in the
Church library to enjoy light refreshments and explore a book of the Bible. For more information, please contact Rev. Nick Reed
Women's Faith Exploration -
Our Women’s Faith Exploration group meets weekly during the lunch hour on Wednesdays. Participants are
invited to bring their lunch for this time of fellowship and study. The group selects various topics and books to discuss throughout
the school year. For more information, please contact Rev. Kathy Wolf Reed.
John Haddon Leith Lecture Series -
This three-day lecture series is held on a biannual basis. Celebrating the legacy of former pastor and Reformed theologian, Rev. Dr.
John Leith, we invite an eminent theologian to engage our church members and guests in thoughtful discussion and learning.
Thursday Nights During School Year
Please note these dinners have been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 precautions.
Thursday evenings at 5:15 our church enjoys intergenerational fellowship at our Thursday night dinners. Held in Baird Hall, a home cooked meal is available at a low cost (with a maximum amount for families and a special student rate). The meal is followed by a program presented by a representative of our church or from the community.