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Welcome to Christian fellowship at First Pres! What a blessing it is to gather in God’s name to explore and celebrate his presence in our lives. Throughout the year we offer many opportunities for you to join your church family in fun events designed to enhance your faith journey. Most of our events are multigenerational, as we have much to learn from each other! Watch for take-home and in-person opportunities.

Check the First Word monthly newsletter and this Events page for future Faith Formation gatherings. Contact Alisa Gibson with questions and suggestions about upcoming events.

When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”

Matthew 18:19-20

big fish

Men's fish fry - May 22

Men's fellowship dinner

Thursday May 26, 6:00 PM  |  1220 Brown Road
“Catch of the Day” fried up nice and hot with hush-puppies and all the trimmings.
Join us for a First Pres Men’s  Outdoor Fellowship and Meal, hosted by Andy Patrick, Pat Patrick, Eddie Kinsey, and Jake Crosson.
All men, high school aged and up are invited. Our fishermen are already at work and need a head count for supper.
Please email by Sunday, May 22 if you will be attending.
Bring a bag chair. Donations to cover part of the costs are appreciated. If you would like to help with this event, please contact one of the hosts. They could use a few extra hands on the night of the event.
Fish Fry pic

Men's fish fry - May 22

memorial day ~ graduate sunday ~ picnic lunch

Sunday May 29          9:30 Faith Formation Classes          10:30 Worship in the Sanctuary         Lunch following in the Kirk
Join us on this special Sunday when we remember and honor those who have given their lives in service of our country. Also during worship, we’ll recognize our 2022 class of high school graduates! Let’s celebrate and congratulate them as a church family!
Immediately following worship in the sanctuary we’ll gather in the Kirk for lunch and fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – drop off at the Kirk before worship. Hamburgers, hotdogs, desserts and drinks will be provided.  
Bring a bag chair and dress casually! 

Presbyterian heritage tour of Scotland


If you missed out on this trip, be looking for our next travel opportunity.


Sundays at 3:00 PM in the Kirk

Sunday, January 30        Sunday, June 12 (Ireland Only)   

Sunday, March 27             Sunday, July 31

Sunday, May 15                   Sunday, September 11

Contact Anne Tedder or Alisa Gibson for more information

Alisa Gibson

Coordinator of Faith Formation Events

After joining First Pres with her family in 1996, Alisa quickly became involved with the Christian Education department, first as a volunteer, then as a staff member serving as Director of Christian Education and as Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and currently Faith Formation Events.

Alisa is the daughter of a Presbyterian minister who spent her childhood summers in the Presbyterian community of Montreat NC. She believes that faith formation is a lifelong journey and values the importance of multigenerational fellowship within the church. Having served as moderator to the Presbyterian Women, church librarian, Sunday school teacher and director of vacation bible school, Alisa knows and loves our church from the inside out!

Fun fact – Alisa, her husband Bill, and their three adult children are all graduates of Clemson University. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and especially spending time with family and friends.