100th Birthday Celebration for Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ

carrie Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:02pm

You are cordially invited to the 100th Birthday Celebration of our Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ.  The magnificent instrument has been in continual use for the past 100 years with interruptions only due to being moved to a new church location in 1938, and to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  The Trompette en Chamade was added on the rear wall of the sanctuary at a later date.

The Pumpkin Patch is OPEN DAILY!

carrie Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:10am

Buy a Pumpkin Make a Difference!

Opening times: 

Monday - Friday 3pm
Saturday 10am
Sunday 1pm
Closes daily at sunset, between 6:30 and 7pm.
Cash, Check, Credit cards accepted
(add 3% processing fee for credit cards)

New this year! Pumpkin pricing by vertical circumference. No more estimating! All bulk pumpkins will be measured.

Complete Price List:

2067 Pumpkins Unloaded!

carrie Sun, 10/02/2016 - 3:00pm

The pumpkins are here! We unloaded all 2067 of them and are very grateful for all of the help from hard working Boy Scout Troop 185, Vamonos NolaLaToya Cantrell, and members and friends of FPC, including some of the clients of the Program of Hope which this patch supports. We are all tired from working so hard and we remember those among us who don't have a comfortable bed or safe place to sleep tonight.

Pallet Time!

carrie Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:44am

It's time to start collecting pallets. If you have a pallet source, let us know! We need about 200 pallets to keep the pumpkins elevated off the damp ground.

If you are a business owner and would like to donate pallets that are in good shape, please reach out to us!  pumpkinpatch@fpcno.org


New Lights in Fellowship Hall

carrie Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:00am

Special thanks to the donors and volunteers who helped install new lighting in the Fellowship Hall.  We loved the icicle lights that our dance groups put up for their Christmas parties and other celebrations, not to mention room simply needing more light.  We were inspired to do something similar with easy-to-replace-bulbs.  The new lights look awesome and the room is perfect for dancing, parties, and receptions.

Seekers Wanted Bible Study

carrie Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:03am

We are tying something new with our latest Bible Study: Meetup.com. Meetup is a service that takes care of meeting logistics and allows you to advertise with the subscribers.  Its free to join and there are thousands of subscribers. It's a terrific tool for reaching seekers and a useful tool for organizing our studies!  The meetings will be on Tuesday nights at 7pm. 

Program of Hope This Morning

carrie Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:06am

The Program of Hope in progress this morning. It's a wonderful ministry and you can see how many are in need. Donations are accepted on our web site under the About tab, scroll down to Donate, and click through to PayPal.


Clothing, bus tokens, toiletries, and food items can be dropped off at the church office which is located at the back of the church building on S. Prieur St.


Photo credit Tom Paine, Parkway Presbyterian Church

Flood Relief Benefit Concert: Alynda Lee Segarra with Sam Doores

carrie Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:47am

We are honored to host Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra with Sam Doores of The Deslondes for a Louisiana flood relief show this Sunday night September 4th.

Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 7pm.

Pew seating. (Historic pews that were soaked in 33 inches of flood water during Katrina and restored!)

Becoming the Work Group

members and friends of FPC pictured in Baton Rouge after a day of house gutting.
carrie Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:07am

A group of our members and friends went to Baton Rouge Saturday to help gut a house that had been flooded. The sights and smells were far too familiar. The older couple who own the home are staying at University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge. This is a section of Baton Rouge called Sherwood Forest, not far from the Presbytery of South Louisiana office (which was also flooded, along with Faith Presbyterian Church next door).

Tragic Flooding in Louisiana

carrie Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:58am

We are saddened and shocked by the flooding that has ravaged our beloved Presbytery. We have lived through severe flooding, and our hearts ache for everyone that has been touched by the rising water. As we read in the scripture yesterday about the "great cloud of witnesses" we are here with you, celebrating the rescues and mourning the losses of homes and property, lifting up the rescuers in prayer and wanting to help. As the days go on, we will be seeking more concrete actions as our Presbytery begins to rebuild.