About Us

 

Sundays
Our worship service is at 10:00 AM and is a blended service containing contemporary as well as traditional components.

 

Sunday School classes for all ages, children and adults, meet at 9:00 AM. Ask our volunteers at the
Information Desk for information about classes and locations.

 

Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided during our worship services and Sunday School hour.
The nursery is located on the first floor of our education wing. Ask a volunteer at the Information
Desk for directions.

 

Come as you are … anyone, anyway, anyhow … just come! We look forward to seeing you at First
Presbyterian Church.

 

Fellowship
Join us for dinner (5:00 PM) and Bible study (6:00 PM) every Sunday evening. There are also wonderful programs for children and youth every Sunday evening – music,
games, fellowship, learning together.

 

Basic “Presbyterian” Beliefs
Our visitors often ask what we believe as Presbyterians.  On this page you will find “9” basic beliefs related to being a Presbyterian.  These beliefs are grounded in the Bible.  I hope you will find them to be informative as you seek to learn more about our First Presbyterian family in Eden, NC.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of beliefs.  They are basic to our faith experience and thereby serve as some of our basic teaching tools for seekers and visitors who want to know more about our beliefs as Presbyterian disciples of Jesus Christ.

 
May God bless your seeking,

1.  We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To God be all honor, glory and praise forever!

2.  Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of God, Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

3.  The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. The Spirit convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, the Spirit gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. The Spirit instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.

4. Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God's free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.

5. The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.

6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)

7. The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” Christ calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)

8. The Bible is, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the “unique” and authoritative word of Jesus Christ to the Church universal, and God’s personal word to individuals.

9.  We celebrate two sacraments: 1) Baptism, and 2) Lord’s Supper.  A sacrament is a “sign and seal of God’s grace.”  These were instituted by Christ and given to the Church as ways to remember Christ’s atoning work of salvation.

 

 

Membership

All new members are asked to attend a New Member Class taught by the pastor.  Classes meet on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour.  They are scheduled four times a year.  Speak to the pastor about the next scheduled classes.

If you would like to become a member just click this link to the Membership Form.