Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Athens. We are so glad that you are considering visiting our church! If you need directions to our church or are curious about parking, please click here.
We have two worship services, at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., each Sunday in our beautiful sanctuary. People have gathered in this sacred space since 1855 to sing praises to God, center themselves in prayer, hear Good News, and be sent out into the world to serve. Our worship is traditional and is greatly enhanced by marvelous music. At the 11:00 a.m. service, the Chancel Choir sings weekly while youth and children’s choirs sing monthly. Occasionally the handbells or other instrumentalists play. Children ages four through second grade lead our Call to Worship at 11:00 a.m. and then depart for “Godly Play.” To see a recent bulletin, click here. Following worship there is an informal fellowship time to meet others over refreshments in the Atrium.
We offer nursery care each Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information about nursery and childcare, click here.
Typically we celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month. You are invited to bring offerings of canned food on first Sundays for donation to Athens Area Emergency Food Bank. Throughout the year, we also have special services on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost, Scottish Reformation Sunday, and at 6:30 a.m. on the AthHalf race day.
We would love to have you join us for worship or any of our many other fellowship, educational, or service activities. Everyone is welcome. Periodically we offer a new member class for those wishing to consider membership. We would welcome your participation. Click here for information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email or via phone, (706) 543-4338.