First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC

First Presbyterian (PCUSA) is a worshipping community of disciples of Jesus Christ seeking to welcome, equip, transform, serve, and witness as a family of faith.

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[09/11/21]   This was our prayer at the Laurens Patriots Day Ceremony last year that has been updated. Perhaps these words are fitting for this day as well:

Eternal God,
As we commemorate the lives lost on this day 20 years ago, we remember on that day we turned to you - just as we have always done in times of national tragedy and emergency.
And we know that even though the names of the ones who perished that day may not have been familiar to us –
The ones who were traveling.
The ones who were simply going to work.
The ones who rushed in amid the smoke and flames to save all they could.
We remember they were known fully by you – and this day we pray for the families who still see an empty seat at the dinner table for the ones who didn’t come home.
And we pray for our nation.
On a day when it seems that we are struggling and tearing at the threads that bind us together, let us remember that in the aftermath of that terrible day, you comforted us and you united us.
Comfort us and unite us again O Lord.
Teach us to put away our idols and focus only on you – so that we may truly live into our national motto – In God We Trust.
Amen.

09/10/2021

Spotlight on Sunday School for children and preschoolers: Beginning Sunday, September 12, from 9:30 to 10:15 am!

The children's Sunday School curriculum for the year, "Growing in Grace and Gratitude," begins with a story about God's promise to Abraham and Sarah in the book of Genesis. This fun time learning God's word will include a lesson followed by a craft or game related to the lesson. Our leaders for this week (Sunday, September 12) are Robyn Prince and Alissa Pinson. Other children's leaders for the year in Sunday School include: Lesley Mitchell, Margaret Davis, Shawn Brown, Hannah Coleman, Annette Patterson, and Julie Edwards. Parents, encourage your child(ren) to bring their Bibles to Sunday School!

The preschool and nursery classrooms for infants through 4K continue to be available but with an expanded schedule as Sunday School begins again this Sunday! Shawn Brown will lead the Bible story time for preschoolers during Sunday School (9:30 to 10:15 am) on September 12. Melissa Meier will continue to minister to our preschoolers and nursery babies during Sunday School and Worship Service. So, parents, bring your preschoolers and infants to their classrooms before making your way to an adult Sunday School class!

09/09/2021

We continue the countdown to Sunday, September 12, when we will launch our Sunday School classes. The next Sunday School spotlight is The Covenant Class. Led by Nathan Senn, this class invites you to join them as they begin journeying through 1 Samuel together. This class, also, invites you to grow intentionally into your faith and love of Scripture, all the while surrounded by a great community! Consider yourself invited!
Remember, all Sunday School classes are from 9:30 to 10:15 am beginning this Sunday, September 12, 2021!

09/09/2021

Our next Sunday School spotlight is The Commitment Class!!

They use video series from some of the best teachers and preachers across the country! William Smith shares why you should join their class this Sunday at 9:30.

You don’t want to miss out on the formation or the fun.

09/08/2021

Our first Sunday School spotlight is The Gathering, FPC's Youth Group!

All 6th-12th grade students are welcomed to come be formed as disciples of Christ while being equipped through Scripture for our daily lives.

Youth meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30-10:15 am for Sunday School and 5:45-7:00 pm on Sundays for the Sunday Night Gathering. Bring a friend, bring a Bible as we grow together as a family.

09/08/2021

Sunday School starts this Sunday! Starting today, we will showcase our different classes and groups. Come find your family here at First.

Sunday School starts this Sunday! Starting today, we will showcase our different classes and groups. Come find your family here at First.

08/30/2021

TAP ROOM THEOLOGY - TONIGHT @ 7:30PM (note time change)
Join us at Palmetto Brothers Dispensary for tonight's topic:
"Does God Care Who Wins the Ball Game?"
Feel free to wear your team colors and come prepared to "go deep"🏈 on our discussion. 🏈🏈🏀🏀

TAP ROOM THEOLOGY - TONIGHT @ 7:30PM (note time change)
Join us at Palmetto Brothers Dispensary for tonight's topic:
"Does God Care Who Wins the Ball Game?"
Feel free to wear your team colors and come prepared to "go deep"🏈 on our discussion. 🏈🏈🏀🏀

First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC updated their business hours. 08/08/2021

First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC updated their business hours.

First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC updated their business hours.

[07/30/21]   Our Mission team is home! Thank you for everyone keeping up with us here on Facebook and through texts/calls. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you soon!

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/30/2021

Mission Trip Update Day 4



What a day we had! We started our morning with another walk around Asheville, hearing about the daily rhythm of those experiencing homelessness. Ask us about the modern-day Good Samaritan experience we had today with Carl.

We then embarked upon our Sabbath by going Zen Tubing. We finished our day by going to worship at Montreat Youth Conference.

We are so blessed to have seen all we have today and to meet so many of God’s children.

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/29/2021

Energy was high as we concluded Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church this past Wednesday! A special thanks to Ronda Benson who led our Bible story time this week. We are grateful to all who participated and who helped in some way during VBS on Wednesdays this summer! Mark your calendars now for an "end-of-summer" event on August 15!

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/29/2021

Mission Trip Update: Day 2 and 3



Our group has been hard at work the last two days!

On Tuesday, we worked in Dr. John Wilson’s Garden. We learned about how much effort it takes to grow healthy food and the process of sharing healthy food with all people. Then we went to A Hope Day Center, where we had the opportunity to see the Day Center at work! We helped clean up the space and learned about the various ministries necessary for those living in homelessness.

On Wednesday, we spent all day at Haywood Street UMC. This is a congregation that is primarily composed of those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We spent our day playing games and eating popsicles with those experiencing homelessness. We met some great people like Aura, William, Laura, Eric, and Solo, who shared their stories with us. We also got to experience a lively and spirit-filled worship! The minister leading the benediction of Haywood Street asked, “Whose child are you?” The congregation shouted, “God’s child!”

Also, we had a special guest… Pastor Mike! He shared with us that all of y’all have been praying for us. Thank you FPC fam!

07/28/2021

The donations for our "Back-to-School" Supply Drive are continuing to come in! Thank you to all who have contributed thus far. If you'd like to participate, school supplies--including backpacks!--will be collected through August 15.

The donations for our "Back-to-School" Supply Drive are continuing to come in! Thank you to all who have contributed thus far. If you'd like to participate, school supplies--including backpacks!--will be collected through August 15.

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/26/2021

Mission Trip Update:

We had a great first day of service! We spent our morning taking a walk around Asheville to learn its history. Then we completed such much-needed yard work on the Riverside Prayer Labryrth so that any of its guests can better enjoy the space and connect with God. We then went to Black Mountain Home For Children and helped pull weeds at one of their new sites.

We are having a blast, doing some great work, and learning about mission!

07/26/2021

Our mission team has arrived in Asheville! Stay tuned for updates on our mission immersion experience with Asheville Youth Mission!

07/25/2021

And they are off to AYM (Asheville Youth Mission) for the week! Prayers for safe travels and wonderful experiences and memories! ❤️🙏❤️ #firstpreslaurens #AYM

And they are off to AYM (Asheville Youth Mission) for the week! Prayers for safe travels and wonderful experiences and memories! ❤️🙏❤️ #firstpreslaurens #AYM

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 07/25/2021 07/25/2021

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 07/25/2021

WORSHIP - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
The light shines in the darkness.
The light shines in the dark places of your life and my life and the darkness of the whole world.
The light is not extinguished - it is not boxed up and put away for just one season of the year. The light continues to shine and God abides with us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQZr4mB9Q18

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Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/23/2021

Christmas is coming! Are you ready?

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/21/2021

Here are some more pictures from Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church on July 21. Thank you William Smith (Week 1), Dr. Mike (Week 2), and Will DeLaney (Week 3) for leading us in our Bible studies.

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 07/21/2021

Children and adults alike have enjoyed Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am during late June and July. We thought you might like to see some of what's been going on as children and leaders have explored the theme "Running for the Prize." From Bible study with some great teachers to praising through dance and music to arts, crafts, and snacks--we've had a blast! If your children (or grandchildren or neighbors' children!) still haven't had a chance to join the fun, make plans for next Wednesday, July 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 am!

07/19/2021

First Presbyterian Church is ready for Christmas in July! Come join us next Sunday!

07/15/2021
07/07/2021

Check out the email Will DeLaney sent to all youth on July 3 for more details! Let Will know if your youth and their friends plan to attend!

Check out the email Will DeLaney sent to all youth on July 3 for more details! Let Will know if your youth and their friends plan to attend!

07/01/2021

If you are an adult or 6th through 12th grader who wants to learn more about what it means to serve, then . . .

Join us for an intergenerational mission immersion experience with Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) from July 25th - 31st! Registration forms are on the table outside of Will's office, or you may register at: https://youthmissionco.org/aym-participant-information/

If you are an adult or 6th through 12th grader who wants to learn more about what it means to serve, then . . .

Join us for an intergenerational mission immersion experience with Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) from July 25th - 31st! Registration forms are on the table outside of Will's office, or you may register at: https://youthmissionco.org/aym-participant-information/

Photos from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC's post 06/30/2021

Day 1 of Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church was a huge success! A special "shout out" to William Smith for a fun lesson today. We, also, want to thank two of our youth, Marley Benson and Sara Beth Field, for their help in leading our Energizer! Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, July 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 am! (Note: We will not have VBS on July 7.)

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 06/20/2021FATHERS DAY 06/20/2021

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 06/20/2021FATHERS DAY

WORSHIP - JUNE 20, 2021
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39
https://youtu.be/RWPdBqVzuLw

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 06/20/2021FATHERS DAY FPCLAURENSSC 06/20/2021

05/21/2021

Congrats to all our graduates! 🙌🙌😊😊

05/20/2021

This Sunday is Baccalaureate Sunday! Watch the video for a way YOU can help us celebrate our graduates.

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First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 05/09/2021

WORSHIP - MAY 9, 2021- GONE FISHIN'
"Like Peter, we can believe and be joyful about the resurrection but sometimes wonder exactly where we (personally) stand with Christ.
That’s why the restoration of Peter has real relevance for you and me..."
https://youtu.be/locLJK0bfEg?t=2542

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 05/09/2021 FPCLAURENSSC 05/09/2021 PRES MOTHERS DAY

05/03/2021

What a great day in the life of our church! The youth impressed us all! Thank you Will Delaney, Youth Director, Isabelle Stichnoth, Presbyterian College Intern, Meredith Liner, & Travis Thomas for overseeing the program.

What a great day in the life of our church! The youth impressed us all! Thank you Will Delaney, Youth Director, Isabelle Stichnoth, Presbyterian College Intern, Meredith Liner, & Travis Thomas for overseeing the program.

05/02/2021

This Sunday is YOUTH SUNDAY – join us in person or online to worship God under the leadership of our amazing and talented youth members!!
If you are not able to join us in person, here is the link to today’s livestream of our worship service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTER272YNbIhLmIiRlK-9w

This Sunday is YOUTH SUNDAY – join us in person or online to worship God under the leadership of our amazing and talented youth members!!
If you are not able to join us in person, here is the link to today’s livestream of our worship service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTER272YNbIhLmIiRlK-9w

04/26/2021

WORSHIP APRIL 25, 2021
Seeing and Believing
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - Augustine
https://youtu.be/7r2BrRNUGyA

WORSHIP APRIL 25, 2021
Seeing and Believing
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - Augustine
https://youtu.be/7r2BrRNUGyA

04/22/2021

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. - Martin Luther

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. - Martin Luther

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FirstPresLaurensSC - YouTube

HAPPY EASTER - HE IS RISEN!!!
JOIN US FOR LIVESTREAM WORSHIP AT 10!
(and anytime thereafter...)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTER272YNbIhLmIiRlK-9w

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04/02/2021

Today is the day the Lord acted...
- Psalm 118:24

(Common English Bible)

Today is the day the Lord acted...
- Psalm 118:24

(Common English Bible)

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400 W Main St
Laurens, SC
29360

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
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