Each Sunday morning, our faith community comes together to learn, grow and worship together. You are invited to join us.
What goes on at First Presbyterian?
Each Sunday morning includes worship services, Church School classes and other activities that vary from week to week. You can learn more about this Sunday here. First Presbyterian also has a variety of Wednesday evening activities along with dinner during the school year. And, of course, there's something going on just about every day at our church. Our main events calendar is a great place to learn more.
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.
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.
Two additional Temple Services are held at 8:30 and 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.
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:
8:20 – 8:40 a.m.
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – noon