Honoring Retiring Clerk of Session Steven Strength

Pastor Fred and Steven Strength
carrie Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:39pm

This past Sunday, January 19, we honored Steven Strength, our long-standing Clerk of Session who faithfully served in that role for five years. Thanks Steven!

Pastor Fred presetned Steven with a plaque and a bottle of champage.  

MLK Day Bead Sorting Paw-ty

carrie Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:53pm

This coming Monday the members and friends of First Presbyterian will be honoring the memory of Martin Luther King by hosting a Bead Sorting Paw-ty service project to support the local charity Save-an-Angel.  The Fellowship Hall at FPCNO will be open Monday (MLK Day) at from 10 am until 2 pm to sort Mardi Gras beads which will then be sold to raise money for this fantastic charity which rescues pets in need of medical attention.  

Bring a friend and join in as we support animal rescue, recycling, fellowship, and teamwork.  


Epiphany Stars of all Kinds

carrie Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:00am

It is not unusual in New Orleans to find people enthusiasitcally celebrating Epiphany, and we are no different at First Presbyterian. We have a long standing tradition of distributingout Epiphany stars. The stars are simple paper cut outs with a stick pin attached that contains a Christian attribute. Everyone in the attendance that day chooses their star from the dish. The stars are placed face down so each star is chosen at random to give an element of surprise.

The Best Dance Floor in New Orleans

carrie Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:17pm

The Fellowship Hall has been called the "Best Dance Floor in New Orleans" by Argentine Tango instructor Ector Gutierrez.  He is an accomplished dancer and instructor and he should know.  He holds classes at two other locations in New Orleans and use our Fellowship Hall on Friday nights and for special events.  

Caroling with the Bells

carrie Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:59pm

BELL CAROLING! Bells, songs and a party afterwards!

Gather Monday, Dec 15, at 6 pm at the backdoor of the church on S. Prieur St.  We will walk around the neighborhood until 8pm and then return to the church for refreshments and merriment.  Caroling around the neighborhood has been a tradition at First Presbyterian for over 10 years!

NO experience necessary but knowing popular Christmas songs is helpful.  

The Giving (Christmas) Tree

carrie Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:05pm

Have you heard the story of the magnificent tree that is in the church yard at First Presbyterian? Gather round children, and I will tell you the story.  Once upon a time there was a family that lived on a farm in Mississippi and they had lots of trees growing all over their property. There was one exceptionally beautiful Leyland cypress tree that was in exactly the wrong place and it had to be cut down. The family was sad to cut down such a beautiful tree, especially so close to Christmas. They wanted to find a way to save the tree.

Christmas Photo Backdrop is Open to the Public!

carrie Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:51pm

Have you driven by the church and noticed the enormous Christmas Tree that is in the yard?  

Greening of the Sanctuary

carrie Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:00pm

Thanks to the team who assembled our Christmas Tree on Saturday. It is ready for the Lessons and Carols Service on December 14 when we will decorate it with Christmon ornaments and collaboratively decorate the rest of the sanctuary with garlands and greenery.  Al of this while we will hear the story of Jesus in 6 short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and Gospels, interspersed with singing of carols, hymns & choir music.  

Marche d'Hiver was a Success!

carrie Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:54pm

The major fundraiser for the La Liason parent organization, of the Lyceé Français was this past Saturday and it was a big success.  This was easily the largest event on the church's property in recent history.  The Lyceé Français is a public school that has 4 preschool classes located in our building, so we wish them great success.  

Christmas Season is here!

terry Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:53pm

There are lots of great events coming to celebrate the birth of Chist.  At worship on December 14th will be the Greening of the Sanctuary along with one of our favorites -- Christmas Lessons and Carols.  It's a lot of fun for the whole family as we sing the classic Christmas carols in church.  The following night,we will meet at the church for bell caroling in the FPCNO neighborhood.  After we sing a few songs and bring the joy of Christ's birth to our friends and neighbors, we'll meet in the sanctuary for our annual Christmas party and open house.