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Worship at First Presbyterian

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

The heartbeat of First Presbyterian Church’s family is the worship of Almighty God. Worship is our response to who God is and what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.

From multi-generational families to newcomers to Nashville, we gather in Spirit-led, compelling, traditional worship services. With a clear emphasis on excellence in liturgy and music, we invite all worshipers of all ages and abilities to experience a transcendent encounter with the Living God and his people. Traditional worship services are celebrated Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Worship Services

The heartbeat of First Presbyterian Church’s family is the worship of Almighty God.

Worship is our response to what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. Traditional worship services are celebrated Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 A.M. in the Sanctuary. Our pastors engage our minds and hearts with the Word from the pulpit. They are rooted in the Reformed tradition, biblical in shape and substance, and centered in the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ. We have choirs for children and adults that lead us in singing praise to God in our worship services. Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. are bustling with opportunities for all ages to experience God’s Word and the Christian life. We invite you — adults, youth, and children — to join us for Sunday School.

The basic order of our services remains largely the same each week, yet within that familiar framework there is variety and innovation. Presbyterian worship seeks to express something of the majesty and wonder of God, drawing from 2,000 years of rich traditions of Christian worship and liturgy. Our services, through praise, prayer, song, sermon, and sacrament (baptism and communion), seek to worship God with the dignity and reverence due to him, and yet to do so with the warmth and joy that Jesus Christ brings to life. We trust that our website will answer any questions you may have, and that you can find a place in the rich and varied worship life of our church family.

The 8:30 service is also livestreamed for those who are unable to join in person. 

Worshiping with Children

The beauty of our liturgical style of worship invites children at all developmental levels to encounter the triune God.

Worship is the heartbeat of our church life at First Presbyterian, and we believe this is true for church members of all ages. The beauty of our liturgical style of worship invites children at all developmental levels to encounter the triune God. The rhythms of liturgy bring in familiar elements each week, allowing children to have a sense of what to expect, while varying songs and prayers engage them in different ways each week.

A worship service with the sounds of children is a good thing! Children of all ages are always welcome to worship alongside their church family in the Sanctuary. We also offer options for specific age levels to frame their worship experience in a developmentally appropriate way.

  • Ages 0–3 (Nursery): Check–in for nursery care is in the lobby by the Children’s Ministry entrance. Nursery-age children are always welcome in worship services.
  • Ages 4–6 (Pre-K and Kindergarten): PreK and Kindergarten children begin worship with the congregation and are invited to join Young Children & Worship following the Blessing of the Young Disciples. Parents pick up their child after worship at Grundy Hall, located in the Children’s Ministry Wing.
  • Ages 6+ (1st and older): Children are invited to worship alongside their families and worship activity bags are provided at each entrance to the Sanctuary. Families can choose how to use worship activity bags in the way that works best for their child, but we have found that waiting to dig into the bags until the sermon is a good way for them to keep their hands, minds, and hearts engaged during the longest part of the service.
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Since 1814

For Christ, His kingdom, and the common good.

Worship with us Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Founded in 1814, First Presbyterian was born by grace. We are an outpost of the kingdom, called to glorify the Triune God, to make know the crucified and risen Christ, and to advance the gospel of God’s free and redeeming grace. Whether you are a long-time member or are new to First Presbyterian, we would love to help you find ways to get more connected.

First Presbyterian Church Nashville

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