Welcome to First Presbyterian Church!
We’re glad you’re interested in visiting and we’re looking forward to getting to know you! Our mission is to invite all people to say “Yes!” to Jesus with their whole lives. We want you to feel at home and comfortable in our faith community. If you would like to meet with someone before or when you visit contact Kendra Norton, 336-723-1621 x245.
Sunday Mornings at First Pres
8:45am Worship Service in the Sanctuary (Building A-300 N Cherry St)
10am Sunday School for all ages (Building A-300 N Cherry St and Building B-245 Marshall St)
11am Worship Service in the Worship Center (Building C-200 Cherry St)
12:15pm Snack & Chat (Building C-200 Cherry St)
* Childcare (birth-Prek) available during services and Sunday School
Welcome Center greeters can direct you to childcare check-in.
Click here to learn more about Worship at First Pres.
8:45 am Worship in the Sanctuary | The Sanctuary is located at 300 N. Cherry Street.
11am Worship in the Worship Center | The Worship Center is located at 200 N. Cherry Street
Welcome Centers are located in both the Sanctuary (Building A) near the side entrance and the Worship Center (Building C) just inside the Cherry St. doors. Each location is staffed with Welcome Center Hosts who will be happy to assist you with questions, directions, or other concerns. Click Here to see more about our location and facilities.
Childcare is provided all of Sunday morning for Birth through Pre-K on the 1st Floor in the Sanctuary Building (Building A). Click here to visit the Children’s Ministry page or contact Melinda Miller, Director of Children’s Ministry (Birth-Pre-K). Melinda will gladly give you a tour of our childcare area and introduce you to our well trained and caring staff.
Time for Fellowship
First Café – Please join us at First Café in the Fellowship Hall (Building A) to enjoy coffee, juice, and breakfast snacks from 8:15-10:00 am. This is a great place to meet new people on Sunday mornings.
Snack & Chat – After the 11:00 am Worship Service (Building C), feel free linger and enjoy conversations with others. Snacks are available in the lobby.
Adult Sunday School
Most adult Sunday School classes meet in Building A (Sanctuary Building, located at 300 N Cherry St) and there are a variety of Adult Sunday School classes on Sunday mornings. Explore on your on or let us help you find the right fit. Click here to go to the Adult Sunday School page and learn more about our classes. Contact Amy Carlan, Associate Pastor for Discipleship, if you’d like help finding a class.
Children and Youth Sunday School
Sunday School classes are available for children of all ages. They will learn more about Jesus and find fellowship with others their own age.
Infant to Preschool – Early childhood Sunday School classes are on the 1st Floor in the Sanctuary Building (Building A). Click here to go to the Children’s Ministry page, or contact Melinda Miller for more information.
Kindergarten to 5th Grade – Elementary kids meet for Sunday School on the 3rd Floor of the Sanctuary Building (Building A). Go to the Children’s Ministry page or contact Amber Bryant, Director of Children’s Ministry (K-5th), for more information.
Middle School – Middle school kids meet for Sunday School in B-100. The south side door leads directly into the youth room. Click here to visit the Middle School page, or contact Johnson Waterer, Director of Middle School Ministry, for more information.
Explore 1st Pres
After 8:45am & 11am Worship
Explore First Pres is an informational session designed to give you an overview of life at the church and ways you can get connected. It’s a great place to ask questions, learn about who we are, and discover the many ways you can plug-in to the First Pres community. Explore meets on select Sunday mornings after both services. We gather in the Gallery Lounge (Sanctuary Building) and Worship Center Cherry St. lobbies and start with a First Pres tour. Then we gather in Building A (Sanctuary Building), Room 212 for around 30-40 minutes to discuss who we are and opportunities to get involved. Light refreshments will be served and childcare is available at the 9:45 session. For the next Explore 1st Pres, more info or to RSVP, contact Kendra Norton or call the church office at 336-723-1621 x245.
We are located at 300 North Cherry Street between 2nd and 4th Streets in downtown Winston-Salem just off of Business 40.
A section of Business 40 accessing downtown Winston-Salem will be closed November 17,2018 through summer 2020.
Please refer to the NCDOT map below for access/exits to downtown Winston-Salem along Business 40. More details can be found at Business40NC.com
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Before you travel to downtown Winston Salem
First Pres Campus
BUILDING A: Sanctuary Worship Service at 8:45, First Cafe 8:15-10:00, Adult and Children Sunday School at 10:00, Childcare, and Explore First Pres
BUILDING B: Middle School Sunday School at 10:00, Receptionist and Administrative Offices
BUILDING C: Worship Center Service at 11:00, High School Sunday School at 10:00, and Music Ministry Offices