First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite, Texas

We are people of the Christian faith and we are a community, a fellowship of people who love and care for one another.

The following is from an article written by Dr. Wilbanks in the 1995 Church Membership Directory: On March 27, 1881, fifteen charter members organized our church. The first pastor was Rev. George Blewett who, eleven years before, had organized what is now the First Presbyterian Church of Richardson. He traveled to Mesquite twice a month on horseback to minister to the small congregation here, spending two nights and then traveling back to his home in Richardson on Monday. In 1884 a one-room wooden frame church was built, facing what is now Davis Street. Later, a small room was added for the children's class room. Still later, a wooden fence was built around the church to keep the cows out of the church yard. In 1918, a new brick church was built on the same site. This handsome structure had beautiful stained glass windows, two of which are in our present building. In the late 1950's, plans began for a new church at a new location. Our present building was dedicated on March 9, 1958. In 1991, a new building was completed which gave us additional classrooms and a larger kitchen and fellowship hall. But the church is far more than a building. It is people, and we are grateful for the people who have sought to strengthen the ties that bind.

April 26, 2020 Part 1 of 4

in case you missed yesterday...

Update, Reflection, Scripture, and Prayer for April 22, 2020

My latest YouTube update.

April 19, 2020 Part 1 of 4

Join us for worship today, April 19, 2020.

Update, Reflection, Scripture, and Prayer for April 15 2020

Here is a mid week update:

Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 Part 1 0f 4

Join us in our Easter Service:

Good Friday April 10, 2020 Part 1 of 3

You are invited to our Good Friday Service. Here is part one from the clips on YouTube.

Maundy Thursday April 9, 2020 Part 1 of 3

You may go to the YouTube Channel: Erastus Jones Doughton, or you can start your journey here.

Thanks y’all, Erin and Sheila, for your ministry!!!

Here is a glimpse of our first Zoom Check In Meeting as a church.

In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Prayer

My Texas friend, Rev. Mike O'Neil, shared this post on his church's Wall: Psalms of lament felt hyperbolic before COVID-19. But amid 8,100 deaths, my locked-down church in Rome resonates with David more than ever.

Friday Benediction for March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19: Here is a short update and a Devotion for Thursday.

Another Wednesday Thought

Here is another prayer. This comes from my first attempt to live stream.

Wednesday Reflection for the Congregation

Here is my second recorded devotion. I am learning more each day.

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The last Sunday of the year, December 29, 2019, our new church officers were ordained and installed. Congratulations to each of you, you have faithfully heard and answered God’s calling to be the leaders of our good church. We are all so very grateful for your lives. Thank you for your 2020 Vision. May God bless our church and each of you.

The sanctuary looks especially grand this time of year. We are well pleased with this years poinsettias. Come take a look for yourself! See you Sunday.

We are so very proud of our Children's Choir. They worked very hard to learn the songs they presented last Sunday, December 15, 2019. It was an amazing performance by some very talented young people.

Please join us for Worship on Sunday, December 22, at 8:45 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. The 2019 Christmas Cantata will be presented by the Chancel Choir, directed by Ben Clifton and accompanied by Ryoji Shimpo.

Ivy Air

#IvyAir #HVAC #ItsNoSweat

On April 14, 2019, Palm Sunday, we celebrated the beginning of Holy Week with a Confirmation Graduation. We are so proud of these young ladies and gentlemen, they have worked hard to become acclimated with the Presbyterian beliefs. This marks the beginning of a lifelong journey as Christians. Congratulations, Julia Mauldin, Zoe Futrell, Chloee Starnes and Bennett Doughton. We are also grateful to Rev. Doughton, Estle Powell and Ann Smith who facilitated the confirmation class.

Decorating the Sanctuary

We appreciate all those that assisted in decorating the church this Christmas. The decorations add to the beauty of our sanctuary. We are grateful for the hard work done by many.
Photography by Nick Scholl

What a blessing to hear these ladies pour their heart out in song during worship Ursula Emily Villarreal and Doris Villarreal

Sunday, November 11, 2018, Rev. Doughton baptized a beautiful baby girl, Baby Scarlett. Welcome Child to the Kingdom of God.

Join us this Sunday, September 16, 2018, as we dedicate our new Brodmann Baby Grand piano in loving memory of Carolyn "Nickie" Wilbanks. Nickie was quite the musician, she was the wife of our Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Thomas G. Wilbanks. Many very generous donors made the purchase of this piano possible. We are grateful to them all. May the cords of this instrument bring God the glory as we worship each week.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 was Rally Day at our good church. Rally Day signifies back to school and back to church for the Christian educational year. Students are promoted to their new class. In this picture, MacKenzie A. was promoted to third grade and was presented with a Bible from Rev. Dr. E. Jones Doughton. Congratulations, we are praying for you as you learn more about God's promises.

Would you like to be part of a Guinness World Record and feed the hungry too? Click the link to purchase your ticket today. The money raised for this event buys the food that will be prepared for those who are less fortunate. Join us as we share God's love in an enormous way.

Purchase your Black and Gold Gala Tickets beginning this Sunday at the welcome center before and after both services.

Looking for volunteers for Godly Play.

Join us this Sunday, April 29, 2018, for Youth Sunday followed by Lemonade on the Lawn at 12:15 p.m.

After many months of training the graduation from 2018 Confirmation Class took place, Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. We are so very proud of each of you for committing yourselves to learning more about your Christian faith. May your journey be greater than you could ever imagine. Thank you to the facilitators, Estle Powell and Ann Smith, what dedication! We are grateful.

Rev. Dr. E. Jones Doughton led his first Children's Sermon on Easter, April 1, 2018 What a great Sermon it was! What a great day it was. Jesus Has Risen!

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, we entered our first float into the Mesquite Rodeo Parade. The weather was a bit concerning, but the children (and adults) were excited to be in the parade. A few even used the royal wave!

The City of Mesquite hosted this years Trash Bash on Saturday, April 14. The day was extremely windy, but the turn out was nice. Keep Mesquite Beautiful!

Join us next Saturday for an all family event!

Rev. Doughton's first baptism at our church. Welcome to God's Kingdom little Franklin.

Rev. Doughton's friend from Columbus, GA was in town for a visit and shared these pictures. Enjoy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grateful God, We are so thankful for all our many blessings! Glorifying you Lord! In Jesus’ name! Amen!

Join us Sunday, we have room for more!

Grace Presbytery Meeting to receive our new Minister. We had 43 in attendance to support and congratulate Rev Dr E Jones Doughton on his call to FPC Mesquite.

On the first Sunday of this year, January 1, 2017, our newly elected Elders and Deacon's were ordained and installed. Here are just a few pictures to commemorate the event.

Join us for the FPC Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Timeline Photos

First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite, Texas

Come out Saturday March 26 at 2:00 for our annual Family Easter Party. We will be doing something different this year with our Easter Egg Hunt. Join Us!

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