Each Sunday morning, our faith community comes together to learn, grow and worship together. You are invited to join us.
Our Sunday Visitors Center, located near the corner of Elm Street and Fisher Park Circle, is a good place to start your exploration of First Presbyterian Church. There you'll find people to help you find what you're looking for, information about the church, or a place to enjoy a cup of coffee.
If you'd like to know more about the church and its ministries, consider Explore FPC, a class that includes a tour, a chance to meet staff members and discussions about our faith and church. At the class's conclusion, participants have the opportunity to become members of the church.
We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Worship with us
Each of our Sunday worship services share the same sermon and Scripture, and all are deeply rooted in our Reformed, Presbyterian traditions. The worship style varies depending on the service. Campus renovations have begun and the Sanctuary and Smith Buildings are closed; worship services are held in Temple Emanual, Mullin Life Center and Memorial Chapel. We hope to return with an amazing service in our new sanctuary on Palm Sunday, 2014:
Our traditional worship, the Temple Service, begins at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday at Temple Emanuel. This service includes sacred choral and organ music and special emphases based on the litrurgical calendar and other events surrounding the life of the church. See a recent Sanctuary service bulletin.
An additional Temple Service is held at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at Temple Emanuel.
Our non-traditional worship experience, Rejoice!, is held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Mullin Life Center. Our Presbyterian theology and traditions remain the central focus of worship, but the music, dress and environment are more casual. See a recent Rejoice! bulletin.
Chapel Service begins at 8:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapel on Sundays between Labor Day and Memorial Day. It includes a special focus on music. See a recent First Worship bulletin.
First Presbyterian's Church School program is the basis of Christian Education for all ages. We have a class for everyone, and we're here to help you find the right place if you'd like. Classes meet from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. See classes.
Adults have about a dozen classes to choose from. Some classes organize gatherings and social events of their own outside the church campus.
Youth members divide into two, and sometimes three, classes depending on age. Eighth-grade students are invited to join the Confirmation class which meets during Church School for part of the year.
Children learn the basics of our faith through activities each Sunday morning on the third floor of the Corl Building.
Preschoolers are invited to Church School each Sunday on the second floor of the Corl Building.
A nursery with professional staff is provided for children 3 and younger during Church School, as well as during worship services.
First Presbyterian's main campus is located between the 600 and 700 blocks of North Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. During Sanctuary renovations we are also worshiping in Temple Emanuel at 713 N. Greene St, directly across the street from our Sanctuary Building.
Directions to 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401
From I-85 North: Merge onto I-85 N / US-29 North / US-70 E (exit 120) toward Greensboro and I-40 West.
- Take the US-220 North exit (Exit 35B) toward I-40 West / Coliseum Area.
- Merge onto Freeman Mill Road.
- Freeman Mill Road becomes South Edgeworth Street.
- Turn right onto West Smith Street.
- Turn left onto North Elm Street.
From I-85 South / I-40 West: Take the East Lee Street / NC-6 exit (EXIT 41) toward US-29 North / US-220 North.
- Keep right at the fork to go on East Lee Street / NC-6 West.
- Turn right onto Edward R Murrow Blvd.
- Edward R Murrow Blvd becomes South Murrow Blvd.
- South Murrow Blvd becomes East Fisher Avenue.
- Turn right onto North Elm Street.
From I-40 East: Take the Wendover Avenue East exit (exit 214B).
- Turn right onto West Wendover Avenue.
- Turn right onto Carolina Street.
- Turn left onto West Bessemer Avenue.
- Turn right onto North Elm Street.
There are about 500 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity, and another 277 at the VF lot on Elm Street. If you have no mobility issues, please use the outer lots.
If you have mobility issues, you can find disabled spaces in front of Temple Emanuel on Greene Street.
To use the Parking Assistance Ministry, pull up beside the Temple on Florence Street. A trained volunteer will take your car and park it, then return it after the service.
During the week, Fisher Park Circle between Greene and Elm will be closed as a staging area for construction equipment. On Sundays, many spaces will be cleared and Fisher Park Circle will be opened for use by worshipers.
Get to church & class on time with the minibus
Canterbury School has graciously agreed to loan us their 14-passenger minibus on Sunday mornings. It will stop at the driveway outside Redhead Hall, the driveway outside Mullin Life Center, and Temple Emanuel. The minibus will circle through the route during these times:
9:20 – 9:40 a.m.
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – noon