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.
We are located in downtown Winston-Salem.
Sunday Mornings at First Pres
8:15am First Cafe in the Fellowship Hall (Building A-300 N Cherry St)
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.
What Should I Expect When I Visit?
- Services last about an hour.
- A 25 minute message based on Scripture.
- Different styles of music in both services.
- Opportunities to connect over coffee and snacks.
Where Do I Park?
We have three parking lots available on Sunday morning. A parking sticker/pass is not required on Sunday mornings. Visitors, Families with Pre-school children and senior adults are encouraged to park in the North lot.
South lot – large surface parking across Second Street from the Worship Center.
North lot – parking between Building B and Building C (the Worship Center); it is bisected by the marked walkway going to the Worship Center. Two entrances, one on Marshall Street and one on Cherry Street.
Staff lot – outside Building B, entered from Marshall Street
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.
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship gatherings.
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.
Fellowship Before & After Worship
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. 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 at 10am. 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.
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