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We are a caring and inclusive community of faith offering a place for everyone, whether in a worship service, Church School class, Bible study, fellowship group, or outreach team. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Learn more about what we believe and our congregation's 150-year history in Fort Worth.

Our mission statement, "Inspiring Disciples...Engaging the World," lives into an interpretation of this expressed mission and best exemplifies the simple, yet profound goals we have as a community of faith. The best way to learn about First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth is to come and experience for yourself — through worship, study, outreach, friendships, and more — what a vibrant and meaningful community we are.

 Below is more information about frequently asked questions. If you would like to know more, we invite you to email the Rev. Dr. Michael WaschevskiMichael can help you become familiar with First Pres and find your place among the community.

When are your worship services and what are they like?

Worship is offered in-person each Sunday at 8 a.m. in the Chapel, 9 a.m. in the Great Hall, and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary, at 11 a.m. via livestream. Weekly worship with dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Community Crossroads. Learn about the unique style of each of these services, as well as other weekly and monthly services, here

What should I wear?

First Pres wants you to feel welcome to come and worship as you are. Most people come in business casual attire, but you'll also see three-piece suits, dresses, or jeans and t-shirts. 

Where do I park?

First Pres provides ample parking in two lots, one in front of our main campus and one just to the north of Texas Street. Spots are marked and designated for handicap parking as well as parking for those 70-years-old and older (directly in front of the Office and Chapel). In addition, designated visitor parking is available (directly across the street from the Sanctuary entrance). Please watch for posted signage and park clear of crosswalks so that pedestrians and those mobility impaired can cross safely. 

Is childcare provided during Worship?

Childcare is available in Rooms 211, 213 and 217 during worship. Children of all ages are welcome in worship and are invited to worship with their families. 

Do YOU OFFER SUNDAY School classes?

Yes. A variety of Adult Church School classes meet each Sunday from 10 – 10:45 a.m. Led by clergy, gifted church members, and guest teachers from the community, faith is nurtured through Bible study, theological reflection, and meaningful and respectful dialog and conversation. For a list of classes and how to join, click here. Classes are also available for children and youth

How do I get connected and learn more about the church?

First Pres is a large community to navigate, but there are many small group opportunities for study, fellowship, and service. It's easy to get connected! Contact Senior Director of Engagement & Programs Chris Bartley, 817.335.1231 ext. 252. Learn more about the ministries of First Pres by clicking here.

We would love to see you soon! 

First Presbyterian Church is located at 1000 Penn Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 at the corner of Summit Avenue and Texas Street.

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