Our Values

As a community of those who seek to carry out our historic mission of

…the publick worship of God in the Presbyterian formĀ in the city of New York…

and in so doing to follow Jesus Christ, live in his grace, and share his love, The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York extends a simple and unqualified welcome, in Christ’s name, to all who seek to join us.

We affirm that there can be no exclusiveness within the body of Christ, and therefore invite all children of God into membership, encouraging the full participation of all members in every area of the life of this congregation.

This participation includes, as the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) states (G-5.0202):

. . . the right to participate in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, to present children for baptism, to take part inĀ meetings of the congregation, and to vote and hold office.