Welcome to First Presbyterian in University City!
We invite you to come and worship with us.
Education Programs, 9:15 am
Sunday Services, 10:30 am

A Note from Our Pastor

Welcome to the website of First Presbyterian Church!

We hope this website provides a little taste of how God’s Spirit is alive among us. If you're looking for a church, you may be looking for vibrant worship; a new sense of community, church family, and friends; education and music programs for yourself or your children; or opportunities for service or to work for justice.  Or you may simply be looking for what Jesus calls "rest for your soul" in the midst of what can be a hectic world. I think you can find all of these things at First Pres. I know my family and I have.

I suspect, deep down, what many are really looking for when they search for a church family is to simply find some happiness in life for themselves and their loved ones. I have often said, “If your religion does not offer you happiness, get a new religion!”  This is why Jesus said, “Happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (or right relationships).” Most of all, what we seek to do at First Presbyterian Church is to follow Jesus in Peace, Love, and deep Joy. We seek to be happy as we serve Christ. All are welcome at First Presbyterian, and we would love to have you join us!

If you have any questions about our church community please send me an email at bill@firstpres-stl.org.

Rev. Bill Perman

The First Pres New Century Campaign is Underway!

Refresh, Renew, Rejoice! First Presbyterian's New Century Campaign is underway. This capital campaign is focused on renewing our sanctuary to create a warm, welcoming space for all. Learn more here.

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