Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your entire life, welcome!  Since 1893 we have gathered to worship God with all our hearts and minds, seeking to nurture and strengthen each other and our community at large.  This website gives you a few glimpses about our life together. If you are looking for a place to connect, call or email us - or better yet, come be our guest.  

Everyone's  invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Drive through or walk about and share in a recreation of that night including the holy family, shepherds, angels and barnyard animals.  We will collect canned goods or cash donations for Shepherd's Staff.  Call 765-4036 for more info.  


December 3, First Sunday of Advent 

*10am Sunday School 

*11am Worship with Communion

*Advent Wreath Making during Sunday School & after Worship

December 10, Second Sunday of Advent

*10am Sunday School

*11am Worship

(Youth Christmas Card making).  

December 14, Thursday

*Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long  (6:30) PM @ Spruce Pine United Methodist,
featuring the Spruce Pine Community Band. All are invited - free admission!

December 17, Third Sunday of Advent

*10am Sunday School

*11am Worship

*12n Christmas Covered Dish Lunch (Fellowship Hall).

December 20, Wednesday

*12n Youth Caroling & Pizza Hut Pizza Party

December 21, Thursday

*12n Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service (Sanctuary).  A safe & sacred space to mourn the losses & griefs of the year, to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives.

*5-7p Living Nativity.  Our fourth annual community-wide event, welcoming all to share in the mystery of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

December 24, Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Eve

*4pm Christmas Eve Service.  We will celebrate this Christmas Eve worship with communion, candlelight and bells. There will be no 11am Worship or 10am Sunday School


It was a joy to host this year's Adult Vacation Bible School, sponsored by WNC Presbytery and the Mayland Fellowship. All of the studies focused on The Miracles of Jesus, and we all were inspired by the worship and fellowship we shared. Stay tuned for dates for 2024's AVBS!

Raleigh Mission Trip

July 9-14, 2023

Highlights here!

FPC now offers an on-line community that includes the latest church calendar of events & contact info for the congregation at your fingertips wherever you are.  To be added to the Breeze on-line community, please contact the church office.  

Sunday School Schedule

First Presbyterian Sunday School classes meet Sunday morning's at 10:00am:


*Elementary School Youth Class (Gay Geouge & Joyce Nutter)

*Older Youth Class (Rev. Michael Poulos)

*MMM Class (Sheila Robinson)

*Adult Sunday School Class (Ken Yearick)

Rhonda Gunter, Sunday School Superintendent