Family Music Ministries


Drawing on a rich tradition, the music program at First Church is recognized as one of the finest in New York City.

Family Music Ministries
When children sing scripture, they remember it for a lifetime.

The Family Music Ministries at First Presbyterian engages our children and youth in making a joyful noise to God. Children of all ages are encouraged to explore and befriend their voices as they gain the skills to be worship leaders in the congregation singing at special events and services throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on music making as an act of praise and worship that extends from our gratitude for all of God’s gifts. Singers learn theologically rich pieces from around the world that reinforce their skills, as well as familiarize themselves with the great hymns of the church.

The program is led by Jon Harris, a gifted singer and music teacher.

The music program works in partnership with the Church school September through May. Children are placed in age-appropriate groups.





Baby & Toddler Worship

Babies and toddlers have a special program for the whole family that includes singing and storytelling. An awareness of God’s love is fostered through rhythm, movement, and song. We welcome siblings of all ages, too. To find out more about this dynamic and growing program, email

2019 Schedule (all sessions meet on Sundays at 9:45-10:30 a.m. in the Parlor)

September 22, October 6 and 27, November 10, and December 8.