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  • Elementary | Firstpres

    ELEMENTARY Home / Ministries / / First Pres Kids Elementary e1 1/9 Sunday mornings: FPKids Ministry staff and volunteers are excited to welcome children back for Sunday School beginning September 13th. Check in will happen in the Great Hall each Sunday, as background-checked volunteers take children's temperatures to ensure that everyone is healthy and ready to come upstairs. ​ Here is more information on . reopening the Kid's Wing ​ 1st/2nd, 3rd, 4th/5th grade classes will continue studying from a great curriculum called Faith Weavers NOW. This curriculum weaves together three elements to create a lasting impact: Explore the whole Bible every 3 years Engage kids through proven, Jesus-style teaching methods Empower family conversation by synchronizing all age levels Wednesday nights: First Pres offers neighborhood small groups in various homes around Amarillo. Starting September 9th, groups of all ages will begin with a fellowship time over dinner each week and will watch a lesson starter video together. After this, adults will have a time of study and discussion while children go to another area to have their own teacher lead discussions and activities for the lesson. Groups will begin a 6 week study the Fruit of the Spirit. FIRST PRES KIDS Nursery/Early Childhood Elementary Events OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Gospel | Firstpres

    GOSPEL Home / Worship Services / Gospel from on . 830 Service Jake Schroeder Vimeo ​ Gospel ​ 8:30 am ​ Sunday Mornings ​ Sanctuary WORSHIP SERVICES Reformed Traditional Contemporary Gospel OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Come join us at 8:30 in our sanctuary as we kick off the morning with some upbeat gospel music. What is gospel music exactly? Gospel music is a genre of music that is upbeat, primarily led by piano, guitar, banjo, and other stringed instruments rather than an organ. In contrast to our Contemporary 1105 service that plays contemporary songs, gospel music includes older songs like “I’ll Fly Away,” “Nothing But The Blood,” “When We All Get To Heaven,” “Soon and Very Soon,” and “I Love To Tell The Story.” These are the types of songs that would have been sung during camp meetings or tent revivals during the first half of the twentieth century in West Texas. Our gospel service begins with our gospel band and ends with our beautiful organ. The order of the service is very similar to our Reformed traditional service at 11:00 a.m., but the music is primarily gospel at the beginning and is led by our wonderful gospel band. If you like to sing gospel music, we would love to have you in our “Y’all Come Sing Choir” that shows up at 8:00 to rehearse and leads worship with the gospel praise band at 8:30. If you like gospel music this is the service for you. Please invite a friend as we worship God singing some old time gospel songs.

  • Employment | Firstpres

    EMPLOYMENT Home / About / Employment First Presbyterian Church is always on the look out for great people to join our team! If you feel that First Pres would be a good fit for you and your giftings, we would love to talk to you. If you are interested in employment at the church, please send a résumé and completed application for employment to (Viewing the job application requires the free Adobe PDF reader.) You can mail or drop off your application to our Business Offices. You may also fax your application to (806) 373-2407. Download Application for Employment CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS ​ ​ ​ Receptionist ​ ​ ABOUT Becoming a Member Contact & News ECO Employment FAQs Mission Statement & Beliefs Our History Our People Our Pipe Organ What We're About First Pres Amarillo App WORSHIP | GROW | CONNECT | SERVE

  • Weddings | Firstpres

    WEDDINGS Home / Ministries / Weddings We are delighted you're considering First Pres as the location for your wedding. Our purpose is not simply to do your wedding ceremony, but to help you build a strong and lasting marriage with Jesus Christ at its center. ​ Our facilities and staff are made available to you in order to help you fulfill God's plan for you and your future spouse. We do have certain expectations for each ceremony and couple which are designed to help you in planning your wedding, but more importantly, to help you get your marriage off to a great start! ​ To obtain a wedding packet with information on weddings at First Pres, call 373-4242 or send an . email ​ Our facilities are not available for non-resident weddings. 1/15 MINISTRIES Adults Care College Age First Pres Kids Library/Resources Missions Music Studies and Groups Youth Columbarium OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Traditional | Firstpres

    REFORMED TRADITIONAL Home / Worship Services / Reformed Tradtional from on . 11 Service Jake Schroeder Vimeo Reformed Traditional ​ 11:00 am ​ Sunday Mornings ​ Sanctuary What is Reformed worship exactly? Well, in the Protestant Reformation theologians like Martin Luther and John Calvin made it clear that we are saved by GRACE alone, through FAITH in CHRIST alone. SCRIPTURE alone is our authority in faith and life as we seek to give all GLORY to God alone. With this new found emphasis on SCRIPTURE, worship in the Reformed Tradition is focused on the triune God and is guided by SCRIPTURE, saturated with SCRIPTURE, and centered around the reading and preaching of SCRIPTURE. For we believe what the Apostle Paul writes about Scripture in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. “16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” We believe that the Lord uses the faithful reading and preaching of Scripture to transform us and equip us to do the work of God’s Kingdom here on earth. In Traditional Reformed Worship we want to pray the word, sing the word, hear the word, and speak the word. For we believe that it is through the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments that we learn more of who God is, and we discover who God is calling us to be. If you want to encounter God through a service of worship that is saturated in Scripture, then I would encourage you to join us for Traditional Reformed Worship in our beautiful sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.. Come join us as we gather around the word of God and are led in singing traditional hymns to God led by our beautiful organ and our sanctuary choir. Our newly renovated organ is actually the largest and most dynamic organ from Fort Worth to Los Angeles and has been profiled in People often call it Traditional Worship, but it’s not just “traditional”. It is REFORMED WORSHIP, and that makes all the difference. different news articles WORSHIP SERVICES Reformed Traditional Contemporary Gospel OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Who's Who | Firstpres

    WHO'S WHO Home / About / Who's Who Are you wondering who you should talk to about a certain issue? This list might help you. Click here for a pdf of the . Who's Who 2020 ABOUT Deacons Elders Staff Who's Who Trustees

  • Singles | Firstpres

    SINGLES Home / Ministries / Adults / Singles Singles GAP Sunday 9:45-11:00 a.m. in the Westminster (GAP) Room in the basement of First Pres SALT Wednesday Nights (30ish - 55ish) - home life group Wednesday evening 6:15 PM Supper and Study 7PM Divorce Care Group meets periodically and seasonally. For information on any of the above events & classes, please contact Kim Talley at or 584-9523 SINGLES SALT (30-55ish Singles) SOLO (55ish & up Singles) GAP (College-Aged Singles) OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Brady Clark

    Home / / About Our People / Staff STAFF / / / Home About Our People Staff / (806) 373-4242 Brady Clark Director of Urban Missions ​

  • Men | Firstpres

    MEN Home / Ministries / Adults / Men ​ Men's Retreat to Glorietta, NM - cancelled due to Covid 19 SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2020 Contact Murray Gossett for more information 373-4242 Typically, men don't have that many close friends in life. People to really talk to on a deeper level. First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo has a very active Men's Ministry program under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Murray Gossett. ​ Contact Murray at 806-373-4242 or 806-681-4284 for more information. ADULTS Women Men Famliy & Adult Singles Senior Adults OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Our Pipe Organ | Firstpres

    NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S PIPE ORGAN Home / About / Not Your Grandmother's Pipe Organ 1/2 ABOUT Becoming a Member Contact & News ECO Employment FAQs Mission Statement & Beliefs Our History Our People Our Pipe Organ What We're About First Pres Amarillo App WORSHIP | GROW | CONNECT | SERVE Generous Allison family Designated Gift Allows for World-Class Pipe Organ ​ Our new organ, being built by Norman Goad of NEG Keyboard Services (a pipe organ service and installation company) will be a landmark instrument once finished. Norman is also FPC's Director of Music/Organist. ​ The publicly visible part of the project - the console has been in the sanctuary for some time now, and it is a beauty! It has many custom features such as: Walnut/Maple drawknobs (stops) with inlaid name plates, matching walnut sharps (normally black plastic keys), and historic E.M. Skinner architectural designs along with architectural panels to match and enhance the beauty of our 1928 Gothic sanctuary. ​ Although the console is very traditional in its appearance, it has many hidden high- tech functions that will be unique to this instrument such as audio plug-in and MIDI record/playback of any piece of music or full concert allowing automation of music when necessary. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is the music industry standard for keyboard instruments, some modern stringed instruments, and drums, etc. The use of MIDI means that synthesizers can be played from this new console and the organ can also be played from a remote keyboard instrument. ​ The console is merely the control center of the instrument (much like the captain controls the jumbo jet from the plane's cockpit.) The sounds all come from the parts of the instrument that are not visible from the sanctuary pews - the pipe chambers (rooms where the pipes reside). There are thousands of wiring connections in the chambers and Norman has also repaired valves that had been water damaged. The chambers not only contain pipes, but they also feature five percussion instruments: a zimbelstern two different types of harps and two sets of chimes. ​ When the instrument is finished it will be the largest church organ in a line between Fort Worth and the California border with 4 manuals (keyboards), 158 drawknobs, 135 speaking stops (sounds) and approximately 4000 pipes in four chambers around the sanctuary. The frequency range of an organ such as this is 16 Hz (cycles per second) to frequencies well beyond the human range of hearing. The maximum range of human hearing is approximately 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. ​ To see the Final Stop List, . click here ​ Did You Know... ​ “It is estimated that there are approximately 120,000 pipe organs in the world.” ​ “The new pipe organ at First Pres will be the largest one between Ft Worth and Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Houston!” ​ “There are only about 50 pipe organs in the world that are larger than the new one at First Pres!” ​ “Bigger is definitely NOT always better, but an instrument of this size AND quality will compare favorably to the best instruments in the world.”

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