First Presbyterian Church is centered in the good news of Christ: that, in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, God has acted to redeem and make new the cosmos he has created.
Our church roots ourselves in robust, historic Christian faith, expressed in our “Book of Confessions”- a collection of widely-accepted summary articulations of Christian teaching, containing:
- The Apostles’ Creed
- The Nicene Creed
- The Heidelberg Catechism
- The Westminster Confession
- The Westminster Catechisms
- The Theological Declaration of Barmen
First Presbyterian Church belongs to the worldwide family of God- the “catholic Church”- in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition: a branch of the Christian family tree which springs from a renewal movement in the Church dating to the 16th century.
FPC is a member congregation in the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians, referred to as ECO.
ECO is theologically governed by Essential Tenets and further guided by Confessional Standards.