- Children & Youth
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic at 7:30 pm (Carillon prelude starts at 6:45) on Saturday, August 27th for the 38th annual Starlight Symphony that will be held on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church.
Annual Family Camp at NaCoMe
A wonderful time for fun, spiritual growth and fellowship in God's natural setting. An awesome annual tradition for the ENTIRE Church family - there is something for everyone! Save the Date: July 29-31, 2016.
A Church Filled With God's Love
This is a place for worship, spiritual growth, nurture, fellowship and service. We invite you to tour this web site and find out more about First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Tennessee.
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Jackson!
Welcome to the website of First Presbyterian Church, where we are actively seeking to grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and show God's presence in our lives through service to others. It is our mission to provide numerous and varied opportunities for people to encounter and reflect the life changing presence of Christ. We seek to do this through study and worship, fellowship and service, and we invite you to be a part of who we are becoming in Christ.
We have a rich heritage in this congregation, and we give thanks for those who have faithfully served here in the past. At the same time, we realize that God is calling us to a powerful, challenging ministry in the present - as God has been so gracious to us, so also we grow in that grace, and serve in love.
Enjoy the website, but don't stop here! Let this site introduce you to some of our ministries and services, then come and see them in action! There is a place for you here - a place to grow; a place to serve. We invite you to join us for Worship at 9:30 am and Sunday School for all ages at 10:45 am. Nursery care is provided for all church gatherings.
We're glad you're here online, and we hope to see you in person soon!
First Presbyterian Church...
"Growing in Grace. Serving in Love."
Message from the Pastor
It is the word of the year, and it seems that everyone wants a piece of that pie. Divided political parties. Divided races. Divided socioeconomic groups. Divided families. Divided nations. Even divided churches. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and first African American to graduate with a
doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, wrote an article recently in which he said: “When we unite as so many churches did during the civil rights movement, we can bring hope and healing where we as a nation need it most……We must do better. We must unite. We must stand together and commit to one another that we will usher in a wave of change, justice, life, safety, rightness, equity and dignity for all. And above all, we must not let fear or hatred divide us.
Peace, unity, love and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation. Through this, we can seek to transform the remnants of tragedy into the foundation of a stronger, more equitable future.”
In these times of global brokenness and divisiveness, the Church has the glorious opportunity of serving as a model of unity and leading the way toward healing. By “staying at the table” with those with whom we disagree, not compromising our beliefs, but respecting and serving with those who believe differently, the Church can show the world how to move into the future in just and nonviolent ways that usher in equality and dignity for all. Not only CAN the Church show the way – the Church MUST show the way. And we do that by focusing on Christ, and the central elements that characterized the life and ministry of Jesus: love, healing, justice, care for the weak and outcast, and service. We do not compromise our beliefs, but we respect and work with those who believe differently, and
together we work peacefully toward a future of grace and justice.
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6