Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Join us in the Sanctuary, 6:30-7:15pm to mark the beginning of the Lenten season with this brief, family-friendly worship service that will include the imposition of ashes. Nursery provided for infants through 4K.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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, April 11, 2017, 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, April 13, 2017, 7:30pm // Sanctuary
Our Maundy Thursday Service is a one-hour service of sharing in the Last Supper. Nursery provided for ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Good Friday

Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm // Sanctuary
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.

Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 10-14, 2017, 1-5 pm
The First Pres Health Committee provides an opportunity to experience a reenactment of Jesus' last hours on this earth through the Stations of the Cross here on our beautiful campus. Self-guided tours begin at the Contemplation Garden, located between the Clark Building and the Main Building.


Sunday, April 16, 2017 // Front Lawn
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.