Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2018

On Palm Sunday we will join with the Episcopal Church of the Advent for a “Blessing of the Palms”. Come to Montgomery Commons at 10:40am for a brief service (Montgomery Commons is bordered by the Advent, the Mary Black Foundation, First Presbyterian, and the Piedmont Club).

Palm Procession
8:45 Sanctuary: You will receive palms as you enter the Sanctuary. Please be seated. There will be a procession during the service.
11:00 Sanctuary: After the service in Montgomery Commons (10:40am), there will be a Palm Procession, with a real donkey, up to the Sanctuary.

Palms will be provided by the Sanctuary Guild at all worship services.


Communion Service at White Oak Estates

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:00pm // White Oak Estates
Join First Presbyterian for our annual Lenten Communion Service at White Oak Estates (400 Webber Road, Spartanburg), held in the Dining Room of the Nursing Center. All who have a family member or friend in any of the facilities at White Oak are encouraged to attend with their loved one.


Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00pm // Fogartie Hall
This year, join your church family for a simple meal, reflecting Jesus' Last Supper. Communion will be served. Nursery provided for ages 6 weeks to 3 years.


Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:15-8:55 am // Chapel
This year we have added an early morning Good Friday service at First Presbyterian. It features scripture, hymns, and music.

Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:15-12:55 pm // Chapel
The Good Friday service is an annual tradition at First Presbyterian. It features scripture, hymns, and music by the Chancel Choir. Nursery provided for ages 6 weeks to 3 years.


Easter

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cross of Flowers / / Front Lawm
The Cross of Flowers is an annual First Pres Easter event. Members and guests are invited to place flowers in the rough-hewn cross, which is erected by the Sanctuary Guild on the Lawn of the church, as they come to worship on Easter. This cross, full of spring flowers, represents the new life we receive through Christ's resurrection.

Sunrise Service/ / Chapel

Worship / / Twichell Auditorium, Converse College


Annual Butterfly Release

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 10:00 am // Columbarium
Join us for this special event as we remember the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Since ancient times, the butterfly has served as a symbol of Jesus' beautiful transformation following his crucifixion and death. The butterfly also reminds us of our final resurrection and eternal life, when we will all be changed.