We can’t wait to welcome you as a new “year” begins at FPC! Beginning on September 19, Sunday School resumes at 9:15 am, and the worship service moves to 10:30 am. Based on the latest CDC and Rhode Island guidelines, masks are no longer required indoors for vaccinated individuals. Worship venues may meet at 100% capacity. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do, as we want your worship experience to be free from concern. Please know we continue to keep the church and facilities clean and safe.
We love visitors and new members! You’ll meet friendly people as you walk into our beautiful 19th century sanctuary constructed by some of the same craftsmen who built the famous mansions on Bellevue Avenue.
More importantly, you’ll see that Jesus is the true foundation of this congregation that loves and worships God. Come join us in discovering Christ’s love for us as we all grow in our relationship with Him.
Our worship service celebrates the glory of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through hymns, prayers, music, and Scripture-based teaching. On the first Sunday of the month we receive communion together, too.
If you’ve never been to a Presbyterian church, that’s OK! You’ll discover how our worship resonates across centuries, cultures, and churches as we all seek His loving purpose for our modern lives.
Many folks are bothered by denominations and the divisions they tend to create. At FPC we seek to foster unity among the diversity of people whom the Lord has brought to us (many are from a variety of denominational backgrounds).
Part of the problem lies in the misconception of names. Presbyterian is simply the Greek word for “elder” and means that the church is led by a team called and ordained to shepherd the church (as opposed to one man or the congregation as a whole).
Parking is available on the streets around the church. Handicapped spaces are available on Everett and Calvert Streets and do not require a formal handicap license.
4 Everett Street, Newport, RI. We are very easy to find. The church faces Broadway Street, a main artery through downtown Newport, and is at the intersection of Everett and Broadway (next to Dunkin Donuts). There’s a Civil War memorial statue of a Union soldier in front of the church, and Equality Park is across the street.
Children are always welcome to attend worship service with the family. We also have a well-equipped nursery for babies and toddlers. We currently do not have a children’s message or Children and Worship. Normally, about fifteen minutes into the worship service the pastor does a special “Children’s Message” for ages 3-6, after which they are invited to attend a special Young Children and Worship time led by one of our many gifted volunteers. Find Out More Here.
Sunday School is currently on a break during the summer months. During the school year the normal worship service starts at 10:30, and Sunday School starts at 9:15. We have classes for kids (pre-K to K, grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-12) and adults! To find out more, click here.