Welcome to First Presbyterian Church
Worship with Us!
9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
10:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
Nursery: Birth through Kindergarten available for all activities.
201 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans;
Phone 304 727-2241
First Presbyterian is an active church that helps individuals and families grow in the grace and love of Jesus Christ.
We offer a variety of programs for individuals and families and are large enough to offer an array of activities and ministries, but small enough to know each of our members personally. We would love for you to call our church "home."
This website only covers selected highlights so we encourage you to contact the church office at 304 727-2241, stop by, or email us at email@example.com if you have questions or particular areas of interest. Our main message to you is...WELCOME!
A Note From the Pastor…
I’m composing this on my birthday, June 23, completing my 67th trip around the sun!
And I’m completing something else … the Session on June 22 approved to end our interim relationship here at FPCSA at the end of July. I will preach the final sermon here on July 26 and shortly after that officially retire!
Don’t worry! The Pastor Nominating Committee has candidates and they will visit soon, and you will hear about their choice when the time comes. You may have a month or two of pulpit supply, which will give you a break between my time here as interim and when your new installed pastor arrives!
God is still in God’s Heaven - All’s right with the world! (thanks Robert Browning) This is what we have all been working toward since Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. We’ve been on quite a journey, and it just has this very odd, quiet ending! When I arrived, we were all “masked,” in a way, not knowing who each other were. We will end, masked, but we can see, and know the fullness of God in each other’s eyes! I know that you will continue on the path to reach and teach God’s love, sharing God’s strength in your music, your lessons, your meals, your hospitality.
Through your Mission Study Report and PNC your new pastor will have lots of general information about this congregation and community. I have a binder with information about hospitals, contacts like the Presbytery of WV, St Albans Ministerial Alliance and our neighboring churches and pastors. They may have a general idea of the flow of the year and the traditions you’ve nurtured. But they don’t know YOU! Or that special knowledge you have about the location of costumes or cooking pots; candles or curriculum.
Until something different happens, like a vaccine or other miracles to end COVID-19’s grip, you will have to be inventive in getting to know your new pastor, and for you to be known. Maybe you could invite the new pastor to meet on your porch, speaking through your screen door. Have personal Zoom meetings, or if you are shy, send letters!
We will have a month of Sundays to pick each other’s brains for ideas, and make new opportunities.
God Bless You All!
A Pantry Parade, Saturday, August 22!
Our Mission Committee invites you to join us for a Pantry Parade on Saturday,
August 22 from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon. This drive through food drive is to
benefit our St. Albans food pantry. Spread the word and invite a friend to
join our parade. Popsicles will be served on the playground for those who want
socially distanced fellowship. Masks are required on the playground!
If you can volunteer to unload and load donations, or serve popsicles, please
contact Kathryn Maddy at (304) 539-2573.
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Credit to the St. Albans Area Chamber of Commerce May Newsletter for the photo.
Choir @ 5:00pm
Dinner @ 5:45pm
Activities @ 6:30
Bell Choir @ 7:30
UKirk is Back on Campus
This is a ministry we offer on the campus of WV State University every Thursday afternoon. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ina Armstrong or the church office!
UPDATED MILITARY PLAQUE First Presbyterian Church would like to thank and honor all our military men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, in conflict or at home, by placing their name on a military plaque in the Sanctuary. If you, or someone you know, has served, please give the name, years of service, and the branch of the Armed Forces to the church office (and Andi Pease at firstname.lastname@example.org) by e-mail, phone call, or drop off. We would like to express our gratitude and acknowledge their dedicated service and patriotism for all they have done to protect our freedom. If you have questions, please contact Andi Pease at 304 444-9765.
10:30am – 11:15 am
Infants – 5 Years Old
(with a parent or guardian)
DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK THERE WILL BE NO STORY-TIME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Let’s Meet Our Neighbors!
How can we get to know our immediate neighbors around our church? How can we reach out to our community? Let's build some community ties. Let's invite them to come eat with us or just stop by to know who we are.
Clendenin, West Virginia
Meet Our Interim Pastor - We welcome Rev. Jenkins to our pulpit on Easter Sunday, April 1. Rev. Doug Jenkins is an Interim Minister, primarily in that capacity since ordination in 1986. He has served in churches (often with his wife, Rev. Jan Jenkins) from Oakland CA to Freeport Bahamas, but mostly in east-central OH and Northwest PA. The Revs. Jenkins h...as served three interims in WV since 2006, Doug served most recently as Interim Associate at First, Charleston. Doug’s home is wherever he lives, but was born in London, Ohio; the eldest son of five boys of Herman and Joan Jenkins. Jan and Doug have a home in Scott Depot; have two sons, five grandchildren and 2 great-grands!
Do you need prayers, but don't belong to a church? This prayer box at 1st Presbyterian Church in St. Albans has cards you can fill out and leave, anonymously if you wish, and we will pray for your needs every Sunday 201 Kanawha Terrace.
Community Prayer Request Box Ministry
Nursery provided for all activities.
All are welcome!!