Palm Sunday – Join us!

Palm Sunday – Join us!

Sunday, March 25

9:30 a.m. EASTER EGG HUNT  (FPC playground for families w/young kids) —

9:45 a.m. Hot Cross Buns & Coffee Fellowship in Watts-Hill Hall for all to enjoy! (No Sunday School)

10:15 a.m. PALM PARADE through downtown Durham with friends from neighboring churches —

11:00 a.m. WORSHIP with lessons and songs about Christ’s passion

Holy Week Services and Events

Holy Week Services and Events

Maundy Thursday, March 29 – 

6 p.m. Supper / 7 p.m. Joint Worship with Foot-washing and Holy Communion at Covenant Presbyterian Church  (2620 Weaver St., Durham) – childcare provided – Participating churches: First Presbyterian, Beacon Light Missionary Baptist and Covenant Presbyterian, all of Durham.

Good Friday, March 30 – 

12 Noon Stations of the Cross (begins at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church / ends at First Presbyterian) –

Sunday, April 1 Easter –

8:30 a.m. Prayer Service in the Memorial Garden –

9:00 a.m. Worship w/Holy Communion

10:00 a.m. Fellowship Brunch (No Sunday School) –

11:00 a.m. Worship w/Holy Communion

Two Studies offered during Lent

Two Studies offered during Lent

Holy Listening: Poetry Reading & Writing – An introduction to poetry as a spiritual discipline: both reading and writing.  Class meets on Sundays from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Spiritual Autobiography – In this Lenten class, we will take time to reflect upon what God might be saying to us through our life stories.  In order to have a quality experience together, participants will commit to attending at least three of the four classes.  Class meets Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at FPC.

Click Lenten Class Offerings 2018 for more details.

We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

Congratulations to FPC team #2 on their 58-52 win over Graystone Baptist on Thursday evening, March 8! They are the 2018 Hope Valley Basketball League Champions. Way to go, guys!

It’s available! The History of FPC in hardback cover!

It’s available!  The History of FPC in hardback cover!

Downtown By History and Choice: First Presbyterian Church of Durham, NC, 1871-2013.  Copies of Peter Fish’s book on the history of FPC can be purchased in four ways:  1) – At the church for $25 (make check payable to First Presbyterian Church); 2) – at The Regulator Bookshop ($30); 3) – By Mail Order with discount: Go to the Carolina Academic Press web site (; click on “Shopping Cart;” enter title (Downtown by History and Choice); click on “Check Out;” on page 1 of “online Order Form” go to box labelled “Discount Code” and enter FPCBOOK (in caps); make payment including shipping charge and sales tax for N. C. residents. Cost is typically $38.44;  or 4) – Through for $65.00.