Discipleship & Community


The Discipleship and Community Ministry focuses on our life together as a congregation and the elements of discipleship that include events that draw us closer to one another, and to God.

We come together to share in life’s journeys, to celebrate milestones, support and comfort when we can, and be supported and comforted when we need. We work together, we pray together, we laugh together, and we also grow together. These activities are some of they ways we practice our Ministry of Discipleship & Community.

Qigong at First continues to meet each Monday evening from 5:45-6:30, with the exception of Monday October 8th.  Feel the breath, the Holy Spirit, move through your body, your Temple. For more information, contact Meg Harper at harpermeg718@gmail.com.

Literary Group

The FPC Literary Group meets monthly for lively discussions on a range of literary works. If you are interested in joining a bookclub with stimulating conversation, this group is for you. For more information, contact Liz Hubbell Riggs at 212.247.0355 or ehub035@yahoo.com.

Community Yard Sale and Christmas Fair
The fall Yard Sale and the winter Christmas Fair are events for opening our doors to welcome our neighbors while fostering connections both within our church and our community. Volunteers are always welcome! Take part by offering goods or services for the auction, dropping off gently used housewares, books, or children’s toys for the yard sale, or helping to sort and catalogue items. To donate goods and services click here and to volunteer email tartanfair@fpcnyc.org.

The Kitchen Workgroup
Kitchen volunteers are the backbone of church fellowship and hospitality. From Inquirers’ Class lunches to the Annual Meeting and Easter brunches to various other meals throughout the year, the Kitchen Work Group is a great volunteer ministry. Volunteer and get involved with the many opportunities for food and fellowship.

Worship for Families with Babies & Toddlers
Families with children just a few weeks to a few years, along with any older siblings, are encouraged to join for this time of music, prayer, storytelling, and craft. Shaped like our Sunday liturgy, this worshipping time is terrific fun for the babies and toddlers and for parents to connect with other parents in a casual, spiritual way.

Youth Programming
Our Youth Programming strives to prepare our young people for a life filled with love, justice, and acceptance. Youth meet regularly for weeknight programming, as well as monthly events following service on Sundays. The youth also participate in special service, fellowship and cultural outings. For more information on this program, contact Audrey Webber at awebber@fpcnyc.org.

FPC 20/30S Young Adults
The Young Adult ministry of FPC includes fellowship opportunities for 20/30s to gather for conversation and community. These casual come-as-you are, drop in events are a great way to connect with other young adults in an often anonymous big city. If you would like to be on the mailing list for this program, contact bdavis@fpcnyc.org and we will happily add you to our list.

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