First Presbyterian Church

Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Because of the increase of viral spread in our county due to the coronavirus pandemic, the session has decided to pause our indoor worship plans. For November 29 and December 6 we will have worship live on Zoom (gathering at 10:45, worship at 11:00AM) . The video link for the 11/29 service is listed below. Our session will be evaluating things on a week to week basis going forward. See letter with more information here.

Advent invites us to practice the spiritual discipline of reading and praying through the scriptures. This year we are using a congregational-wide devotional guide to use every day of Advent. From the Presbyterian Outlook, “Discerning God’s Kairos in the Midst of Our Daily Chronos” provides short but thoughtful reflections on Advent paired with scripture passages.

See more details here and contact the church office ( to receive a guide.

Meet our new pastor, Rev. Michael Poulos!

The Western NC Presbytery installed our new minister, Rev. Michael Poulos on Sunday, September 27th at 3:00pm. First Presbyterian Church would like to thank the Western NC Presbytery for such a beautiful service. Thanks to Kathryn Cameron, Sue Sparboe-Derry, Clay Fouse, Dick Larson, Rodney Lyle, Billy Robinson and Kim Wells. And of course a big thank to our PNC: Eric Nutter, Laura Cole, Nicole Pippert, Mollie Westall,Bob Skillen and our moderator Barbara Ross. Most of all we thank Michael Poulos and his wife, Julie Lehman, for joining our church family. We look forward to what God has in store for all of us!

The video is listed below. There was a small glitch with the audio but the problem sorts itself out about 5 minutes in. With or without an audio problem, you can still witness God's majesty and power.

Welcome Rev. Michael Poulos to our church family!