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Welcome to First Presbyterian Church!

First Presbyterian Church, founded in 1890, is a congregation of the Gulf South Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church located on the Gulf Coast in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It is our hope that you become personally acquainted with our church family. You'll find a diverse group of individuals with a common greeting for you: Welcome!

We invite you to visit us at 1819 Pascagoula Street and consider attending a worship service. If you have any questions or need help in any way, please feel free to contact us at You can also call us at 228-762-2824. Our weekday office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Friday afternoons). We look forward to seeing you soon.
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We exist to glorify God, make disciples, and meet human needs. 

Happenings at First Presbyterian Church

Anniversary Cookbook  A church cookbook is being published in celebration of the church's 125th anniversary. Submissions by members and friends of the church for consideration by the cookbook committee should be received by January 31, 2015. The cookbook will be first available for sell at the celebration Sundays of April 19 & 26, 2015.

Sunday Worship  10/26/14  (8:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
The Rev. Matt Mitchell continues his series about stewardship at 8:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:45 a.m. (traditional) services of worship.

Reformation Sunday  10/26/14  (8:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Reformation Day is actually October 31, the eve of All Saints Day, when in 1517, a little known Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the castle church at Wittenberg, Germany. Although his intent was to effect reform within the Catholic Church, Luther was used of God to ignite a protest that produced separate branches of Christianity. Hence, the term Protestants. The early reformers included Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, Heinrich Bullinger and John Knox. While Luther was the catalyst that exploded the movement, Calvin was its chief theologian, systematizing the Biblical truths rediscovered from the scriptures. Key aspects of reformed theology include the authority of scripture and the doctrines of grace. These focus on the sovereignty of God's grace, especially in salvation. Sometimes these cries of the reformation are expressed in Latin as: sola scriptura (scripture alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola gratia (grace alone), sola Christus (Christ alone) and soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone).

Adult Choir Rehearsal  10/26/14  (10:15 AM - 10:30 AM)
Ric Sawyer, director of music, leads weekly rehearsals in the Choir Room.

Our Daily Bread  10/26/14  (1:30 PM)
Join other members of the church in serving today.

Sunday Youth Groups  10/26/14  (4:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Fifth and sixth graders meet at 4 pm and are studying the book of Daniel. Following supper, 7th through 12th graders meet at 5:30 pm to study Elijah.

Prayer Group  10/27/14  (9:00 AM)
All are invited to participate in this weekly hour of prayer that meets on Mondays in the Conference Room.

Session Meeting  10/28/14  (6:00 PM)
The Session meets the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Tonight the Confirmation Class of 2014 will be examined.

Tuesday Youth Bible Study  10/28/14  (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
The girls are studying a series on Modesty, while the boys are studying the book of Acts.

TRUNK or Treat!  10/29/14  (5:15 PM - 7:00 PM)
Following supper, Callie Randle will take the kids to the west parking lot to "trunk" or treat from YOUR cars. So dress up your car, bring candy, and be prepared for a great time!

Adult Choir Rehearsal  10/29/14  (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday night choir rehearsal resumes under the direction of Ric Sawyer, director of music. Preparation for the annual service of Lessons & Carols (12-14-14) has begun.

Cursillo Retreat  10/30/14  (5:00 PM)
Mississippi Presbyterian Cursillo #14 begins today at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman and ends Sunday afternoon. If you're ready for a FREE weekend of rest and retreat, pick up an application in the hallway. Call Pastor Matt for more information.

Elders Needed  Able elders, current and inactive, are encouraged to sign up to serve communion on the calendar in the main hallway. Elders are needed for January 11 and February 8, 2015, at both services.

WBS  11/05/14  (5:15 PM - 7:00 PM)
The fall semester of Wednesday Bible Study continues today with catered supper by Scranton's at 5:15 p.m. followed by activities for all at 6 p.m. Dinner is $5/person with a max of $20/family. Pastor Matt is leading a study of Matthew for adults while Jared is leading a study of "The Reason for God" for the youth.