our vision

2 corinthians 5:18-19

to live and share the ministry of reconciliation in Clarksdale, in Mississippi and around the world

news & announcements

griot news

Griot Youth Program

The new school year is beginning and the Griot Youth Program provides snacks after school for the students in our arts classes. If you are interested in helping with this effort, please contact Emily Cooper at 662-457-3508. Thank you!

community news

Care Station

Our program to feed the hungry in Clarksdale is always in need of volunteers to help deliver and serve meals Monday-Friday. Contact Jerry Hudson at 662-902-0309 or the church office.

wic news

WIC Council Meeting

WIC Morning Circle meets Monday, October 9 @ the home of Freeland Bass @ 9:30 am. WIC Evening Circle meets Monday, October 9 @ the home of Meri Falls @ 5:30 pm. WIC Noon Circle meets Tuesday, October 10 @ the home of Emily Cooper.

church news

New Sunday School Classes

All new Sunday School classes began September 10 and there is a place for everyone.

Our Daily Bread

The new September/October/November edition is in the Narthex and table outside the church office.

Youth Ministry

We are excited to announce that Youth Ministry for students in grades 7-12 has begun this Fall. On October 8 and October 22, we will meet at the home of Brett Wilson, 280 Westover Drive, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mark Webb will be leading this group.

Young Women’s Bible Study

WHEN: Wednesdays, 10-11 AM (beginning Aug. 23) WHERE: FPC Parlor (enter through PDS entrance) WHAT: Fellowship, prayer, and study of the Gospel of Luke WHO: Any and all younger women, whether FPC is your church or not KIDS: Free Childcare provided for children 0-3 yrs MORE INFO: Leslie Dean @ [ . . . ]

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Flowers in the Sanctuary

If anyone is interested in placing flowers in the sanctuary, please contact Millie Morson or the church office.

Care Station Needs

Members of First Presbyterian Church have for many years been serving meals every Friday at the Care Station. Each week there is a different two-member team – except the 1st and 5th Fridays. Emily Cooper has been holding down that responsibility by herself. Come on Guys and Gals. It’s only [ . . . ]

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sundays

11 am

church service

Our traditional service is held in the sanctuary.  The main entrance to the sanctuary is off of West Second Street.  This service consists of traditional hymns, songs from the choir, and a teaching by one of our pastors.

9:15 am

connect with us

Come join us each Sunday morning at 9:15 in the kitchen for coffee, cookies and great fellowship.  Each second Sunday the morning festivities begin at 9:00. It is a great way to start your day!

9:45 am

grow with us

There are Sunday School classes for all ages.  Come and grow in the word with us!

9:45 am

nursery

The nursery is open during Sunday school and the morning service. The nursery is part of the school and is most easily found from the Catalpa street entrance.

First Presbyterian Church of Clarksdale is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (“PCA”), which was formed to be a denomination that is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.”

The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination.

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By Presbyterian, we describe our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a “Session” of “presbyters” (elders), elected by the members of the congregation. Representatives of local churches within a geo¬graphical area compose a “presbytery.” Representatives of presbyteries meet annually at “General Assembly.” Thus, through the combined efforts and resources of all of the churches, we are enabled to advance God’s Kingdom much more effectively. The Committees and Agencies of the PCA help lead this Kingdom work.

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By Reformed, we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recov¬ered by the Reformation. These doctrinal beliefs are expressed hi the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All offi¬cers of the Presbyterian Church in America must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

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By Evangelical, we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming other orthodox Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture.

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