Sunday Worship 10:30 AM

Sunday Worship Service is in the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM

Adult Sunday School  - Suspended

Children's Sunday School Suspended

The Church Office is Closed, but you may call (607) 734-1614

Mission Statement

"To practice and share our faith together

 based on the foundation of the Gospel 

and our relationships with 

God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit."

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1054 West Clinton St, Elmira NY  14905

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Peace Pals

Peace Pals

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16



VBS 2018

VBS 2018

VBS 2018 (2)

VBS 2018 (2)

Church at Christmas

Church at Christmas

Upcoming Events!


We are excited to announce that our Sunday Worship services are now back in the Sanctuary starting at 10:30 AM. You will see the COVID-19 procedures for attending Sunday services under the Pres Clippings tab on this website. If you have any questions please call the church office at 734-1614.  Please come and join us!


Thursday, October 22, 2020

1:00 —6:00 PM

Hoffman Great Room

When was the last time you thought about donating blood? A momentary inconvenience can save a life! There is a great need for blood in our area. You may schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RedCross or by visiting


First Pres has re-usable totes printed and for sale at $10 each. They are made from washable cotton, are durable, and measure 15” x 15”.  If you are interested in purchasing a re-usable grocery tote, please call the church office 734-1614.


The Senior Care Program helps seniors (60+ yrs) who struggle with the expense of protective undergarments. All information is confidential and we purchase and deliver with no charge to the clients.  This program also offers assistance to those who own their own home and may need help with small projects.  If you know of someone who may need this help, please contact the church office at 734-1614. Thank You.


Our Sacred Stitches Peace Pod meetings have been SUSPENDED at this time. Please continue to knit, crochet, or sew at home.  Our Peace Pod creates baby blankets (at least 24" square or larger), hats, mittens, scarves, prayer shawls, and peace pal dolls.  We have the yarn, needles and patterns, all we need is you!  Every stitch is a prayer for peace.  

The Peace Pod also sews sleeping mats for children in need. Please contact the church office at 734-1614, if you would like a pattern to sew a sleeping mat. 

Peace Pals

Peace Pals


We've been expecting you. We're glad you are here - this is a divine appointment!

"Making Disciples...

Making a Difference"

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"Pres Clippings" Church Newsletter

Download the latest edition of "Pres Clips," the newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Elmira.

Click here to download:

October 21, 2020 Pres Clips email.pdf

Covid 19 Sunday Service Procedures 2.pdf

Feed My Sheep

Food Pantry Need:

Boxed Stuffing Mix, Chicken Noodle Soup, Pork & Beans

The Food Pantry at North Presbyterian Church reported that your contributions are making a HUGE difference to people in need in Elmira.  Ramen noodles, toilet paper, travel size soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions given out at hotels are greatly needed and also gently used seasonal clothing in all sizes.  We thank you in advance and remember that generosity is good for your heart!



Scholarship monies will be available to be awarded each year.  Applicants are to be members of The First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY, and must have or be elibile for a High School Diploma or G.E.D.  Awarded funds are to be utilized for higher education purposes.  An interview with the scholoarship committee may be scheduled.  Deadline for receipt of applications will be April 30 (beginning 2020).  Award(s) to be made by May 31 (beginning 2020).  Please see the attachment below for more specifications and for an application.  You may also contact the church office (734-1614).  

FPC Sprecher-Philpott Scholarship Flyer.pdf

FPC Sprecher-Philpott Scholarship Application.pdf

Family Scrip Card Orders

On the second and fourth Mondays of the month Scrip Card Order forms are submitted. Do you have a birthday celebration coming up? Will you be making a purchase from Sears, Lowes or one of the many stores on our list? Then please consider paying with a Scrip card. Order forms are in the narthex area. Please give your order form to the church office. When we place an order on Monday, the cards arrive at the church on Friday. We will call or email you when your cards are in. Can’t wait for a card? We have an inventory of cards available now from the following stores and restaurants: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, Dress Barn, Dunkin Donuts, Family Christian Stores, Panera and Staples. Call the church office to purchase any of the cards that we have in hand right now. Cross shopping off your list! Scrip orders are as easy as 1-2-3!  Family_Scrip_Order_Form_2015.pdf

Amazon Smile!

Did you know that you can earn money for First Presbyterian Church just by shopping? has a program called Amazon Smile, which donates .5% of customers’ purchases to charitable organizations.  It costs nothing to participate, and all you need to do is go to, select First Presbyterian Church of Elmira as your charity, and then shop away.  Just be sure to always shop from the homepage.  Refer to the church website for instructions as to how to sign up for Amazon Smile. Thank you in advance for your support!