FirstPres Anderson

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

October Dinner Menus

OCT 6 – Taco Bar (beef, chicken, pork), guacamole, chips & salsa, dessert

Oct 13 – Hawaiian Chicken with Yellow Rice, green beans, corn-on-the-cob, roll, dessert

OCT 20 – Pork Tenderloin, mac & cheese, green beans, roll, dessert

OCT 27 – Pizza (Trunk or Treat)

Please RSVP by the Saturday preceding the meal. Call, text or email Alisa to sign-up for dinner at 864-314-0510, OR click the link button below. Cost: $7 for ages 13- adult, $4 ages 4-12 and no cost for 3 and under. Cash, check or Venmo (@firstpresanderson).

wednesday night live

September 15 – November 17

Join your church family on Wednesday evenings for midweek Faith Formation for all ages – including music, faith studies and dinner!


3:25 PM – Middle School Pick Up

5:30 PM – First Kids Praise (3K-5K in Rm 205 & 1st-5th Grade in Rm 216)

5:30 PM – Youth in the Family Life Center

5:30 PM – Adult Bible Studies:

Rest & Refuel in Room 214

Study the Bible Like a Preacher in the Parlor (also offered Thursdays 10:00 AM in the Parlor)

6:15 – 7:00 PM – Dinner and Fellowship

7:00 PM – Chancel Choir


trunk or treat

Wednesday, October 27

Join us for a fun night for the whole church family!  We will have dinner in the Kirk or you can picnic with your family at your vehicle.

Consider hosting a “trunk”!  All you need to do is decorate your trunk and hand out candy to all of our FPC kids. Feel free to partner up with a friend to host. Prizes will be awarded for the “Best Trunks”!

Please contact Alisa Gibson if you are willing to host – 864-314-0510,

Presbyterian heritage tour of Scotland

Coming in 2022

Join Dr. Tedder and travelers from our church on a 10-day excursion to see the kirks and castles that were backdrops for the dangerous and hard work of “reforming” the church. Contact Anne Tedder or Alisa Gibson for more information.

Accepting registrations and deposits. Contact Anne Tedder or Alisa Gibson for more information on how to register and make your initial deposit.

See the itinerary and find the Travel Registration Form:

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!

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.