First Presbyterian Church Athens is a warm, nurturing, supportive and inclusive church family of deeply committed disciples who are excited about following Christ out into the world through our extensive mission and ministry programs. The church offers in-person worship services as well as recorded services posted online.
On Sundays, the 8:30 am contemporary worship service takes place in the fellowship hall. A traditional service is held at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. Sunday school classes for both children and adults are held at 9:45 am, between the two services. Childcare is provided during both worship and Sunday school.
The church's active congregation participates in both local and worldwide ministries, such as the Athens Soup Kitchen and Agape Quilts. Additionally, the church grounds host many groups throughout the week, including Mother's Day Out, a twice-a-week children's ministry that has been held here for 30 years; MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a twice monthly evening ministry to local mothers and their children; and Love In Action, a monthly lunch for the homeless prepared by church members. We also support Presbyterian Church USA missionaries in South Korea.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! Our office number is (903) 675-3530.
Summer Activity Registration Forms are now up under the FPC Kids Tab
We met our goal for 2021 by going Four for Four!
In 2021, it was the goal of FPC's Missions & Community Concerns committee to become a "Four for Four" congregation by generously contributing to all the year's "special offerings" opportunities. Through YOUR generosity we were able to meet our goal.
Let's do it again in 2022. If you do not know what the four special offerings are or what they are used for, well here is your opportunity. They are:
1. One Great Hour of Sharing (collected March 2 to April 17) - 100 percent of this offering goes to the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) addressing hunger, disaster, and development needs.
2. Pentecost (collected April 18 to June 5) - 40 percent of this offering serves children at FPC Athens, while 60 percent goes to the PMA.
3. Peace and Global Witness (collected September 4 to October 2) - 25 percent goes to peacemaking/reconciliation efforts at FPC Athens, while 25 percent goes to the Mid-Dash Council and 50 percent goes to PMA.
4. Christmas Joy (collected November 27 to December 18) - 100 percent of this offering goes to PMA to support active and retired church leaders and personnel.
We invite everyone to join us again as we serve the Lord through these special times of giving. If you wish to contribute to any of these special offerings, here are some ways that you can do that. You can write a personal check made out to FPC Athens (please designate the campaign in the memo line) and drop it in the offering plate or in the mail. To make giving even easier, you can click the red "Online Giving" button below and designate it to the campaign in the memo section.
Thank you for helping us go "Four for Four"!