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  • Elders | Firstpres

    ELDERS Home / / About Our People / Elders Ed Coplen Class of 2020 ABOUT Deacons Elders Staff Who's Who Trustees Duane Harp Shauneen Hatfield Pris Thompson Class of 2021 Andrew Amstutz Matt Harkins Janie Singleton Mike Smiley Class of 2022 Kent Buchanan Skip Forsyth Les Simpson Janice Tolk

  • First Pres App | Firstpres

    FIRST PRES AMARILLO APP Home / About / First Pres Amarillo App Download our App today to receive push notifications, have access to past messages, online giving, our calendar, and more! Click on the image below to download. ​ 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

  • Grow | Firstpres

    GROW / / Home About What We're About / Grow As we grow deeper in our walks with Christ, something amazing happens. As we spend more time praying, studying His word, and giving Him our attention, our knowledge of His will grows, our faith deepens, and our hearts become fertile soil. We become more aware of the Holy Spirit we have with us all the time. Our hearts become as He needs them to be. CORE 4 STRATEGIES 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.”

  • Our People | Firstpres

    OUR PEOPLE Home / About / Our People If you need to talk to someone, we want you to be able to find them quickly and easily. In this section, you can find staff, elders, deacons, and committee members and moderators. If you still can't find the person you're looking for, please call the church office at 806.373.4242. We're here to help you. ABOUT Deacons Elders Staff Who's Who Trustees

  • Youth Sunday | Firstpres

    YOUTH SUNDAY / Home Ministries / Youth Sunday 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

  • FAQs | Firstpres

    FAQS Home / About / FAQs Frequently asked questions What is the Mission Statement of First Pres? Our Mission is to discover and live the way of Christ in the expansive grace of God. What is the Vision Statement of First Pres? Where GRACE changes everything... What is ECO? First Pres recently joined ECO, a Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians whose mission is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. ECO is a Presbyterian denomination that was founded in 2010. By 2018, ECO churches seek to baptize more than they bury. We will pursue this goal by focusing on four priorities: Life up the centrality of the gospel Grow with an emerging generation of leaders Prioritize a wave of church innovation Create an atmosphere of relational accountability ECO What are your basic Presbyterian beliefs? God is one and exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ - God took human form in the person of Jesus Christ. He was fully God and fully human. The Trinity: God took human form in the person of Jesus Christ. He was fully God and fully human. Jesus Christ: A person by faith in Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross receives grace – the forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life. Justification by Faith: The Bible is God’s written Word to humankind – the “infallible rule of faith and practice.” Scripture: Our Living Heavenly Father is ultimately in control of world events and individual lives. He works all things out in accordance with His will. Sovereignty: We celebrate two sacraments: baptism and holy communion. Sacraments: We as Christians strive to praise and please God and enjoy an intimate relationship with Him. Worship: What kind of church is First Pres? We are a 'Confessional' church and proud members of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians and the Fellowship of Presbyterians. We have adopted 13 creeds and confessions of the church, including the Apostles' Creed, that we believe accurately state what the Scripture teaches. Statement of Faith Under the authority of Jesus Christ and his word, we affirm: We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, author of all beauty, truth and goodness. We believe in Jesus Christ, His only son, who suffered and died on the cross, as an atoning sacrifice for sins, giving forgiveness and eternal life to all those who put their faith and trust in Him. We believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that His death and resurrection are the central events of history. We believe Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to God the Father but through Him. We believe in the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit, who baptizes, fills, instructs, counsels, comforts, convicts, purifies, exhorts, and strengthens all believers in accordance with God’s good will and purpose. We believe that Holy marriage is between a man and a woman, is ordained by God, and is the human echo of the divine relationship between Christ and His bride, the true Church. What kinds of ministry programming does First Pres offer? We have many different types of programming for people in all stages of life. Here and programming. you can access our ministries What if I can’t find what I’m looking for? If you can’t find what you’re looking for or just want to talk to a someone who can help you, just call us at 806.373.4242 or . email us How does First Pres carry out its Mission Statement? We have four core values through which we live out our mission statement: , , , and . Worship Grow Connect Serve When and where are your services? We have three different types of services, as well as a bilingual ministry. Gospel Praise is at 8:30 and Traditional is at 11 a.m Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. 1105 Contemporary service is at 11:05 in the Fellowship Center. Here's more information about our . Worship Services 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

  • Studies and Groups | Firstpres

    STUDIES AND GROUPS / Home Ministries / Studies and Groups Find Your Place... Worshipping together in a large group is powerful. However, we've found that real spiritual growth and lasting relationships are made in smaller studies and group settings. We have lots of groups to choose from. Wherever you are in life, there is a group or a study that will fit. We do better in community. As iron sharpens iron, the key relationships in our lives are meant to challenge, support, and strengthen us. While worship services are powerful, we know that spiritual development happens within smaller community. Find a Sunday school Find a Wednesday Night Group Interested in joining a Triad? STUDIES AND GROUPS Wednesday Nights Sunday School Bible Studies & Small Groups Triads OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve At First Pres, our goal is to discover and live the way of Christ int eh expansive grace of God. The way of Christ is the way of community. He ministered to people in community. He ministered to a group of 5,000 (Worship), feeding them with only five loaves of bread and two fish. He chose a group of 70, teaching them and then sending them out to spread the Gospel (Sunday school). We know that he chose His 12 disciples (Small Groups) and He even had a more intimate group of disciples: Peter, James, and John (Triad). ​ We believe that following Christ's model of more intimate and in-depth Christ-centered community is how people mature in their walks with Him. is very similar to how Jesus ministered when He was on the earth. This Path of Discipleship

  • Get Involved | Firstpres

    GET INVOLVED Home / / / Ministries Missions We Support If you would like someone to contact you about serving in our community, please fill out the form below: I am interested in serving with: Downtown Women's Center - Gratitude Apartments 4 Amarillo In-Town Mission Trip San Jacinto Elementary Opportunity School Sharing Hope Salvation Army High Plains Food Bank Speiro Legacies Wyld Life Mission Amarillo Acts Community Center Square Mile Heal the City Submit Thanks for submitting! MISSIONS We Support Get Involved OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve 1/6 Get Involved

  • Mission Statement & Beliefs | Firstpres

    MISSION STATEMENT & BELIEFS Home / About / Mission Statement & Beliefs Mission Statement Our Mission Statement is "…to discover and live the way of God in the expansive Grace of God." ​ Our Beliefs We are a 'Confessional' church and proud members of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians and the Fellowship of Presbyterians. We have adopted 13 creeds and confessions of the church, including the Apostles' Creed, that we believe accurately state what the Scripture teaches. ​ Statement of Faith Under the authority of Jesus Christ and his word, we affirm: We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, author of all beauty, truth and goodness. We believe in Jesus Christ, His only son, who suffered and died on the cross, as an atoning sacrifice for sins, giving forgiveness and eternal life to all those who put their faith and trust in Him. We believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that His death and resurrection are the central events of history. We believe Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to God the Father but through Him. We believe in the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit, who baptizes, fills, instructs, counsels, comforts, convicts, purifies, exhorts, and strengthens all believers in accordance with God’s good will and purpose. We believe that Holy marriage is between a man and a woman, is ordained by God, and is the human echo of the divine relationship between Christ and His bride, the true Church. Basic Presbyterian Beliefs The Trinity: God is one and exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.Jesus Christ - God took human form in the person of Jesus Christ. He was fully God and fully human. Jesus Christ: God took human form in the person of Jesus Christ. He was fully God and fully human. Justification by Faith: A person by faith in Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross receives grace – the forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life. Scripture: The Bible is God’s written Word to humankind – the “infallible rule of faith and practice.” Sovereignty: Our Living Heavenly Father is ultimately in control of world events and individual lives. He works all things out in accordance with His will. Sacraments: We celebrate two sacraments: baptism and holy communion. ​ Worship: We as Christians strive to praise and please God and enjoy an intimate relationship with Him. 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

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