Sunday Worship 10:30 AM

Adult Sunday School   9:30 AM

Children's Sunday School (during worship)

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Friday   9 AM - 3 PM

Please visit or 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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VBS 2018 (2)

VBS 2018 (2)

VBS 2018

VBS 2018

Peace Pals

Peace Pals

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16



Church at Christmas

Church at Christmas

Upcoming Events!


The GriefShare group is meeting on Sundays from 12:30 - 2:00 PM in the parlor area. Each week the GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief. Then, we will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in our lives. If you cannot be here for all Sundays, each session is stand alone. You can join when you are available. There is also a workbook available ($15 in which you keep the book) to use for further personal study of the grieving process. If you would like further information, please call the church office.  You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.


December 15, 2019

10:30 am ~ In the Sanctuary

We are excited to announce our 2019 Christmas Cantata will be “What Child Is This?” by Joel Raney. This service in song is a joyous celebration of hope and peace for the Christmas season. It is complete with carols, narration, original anthems, choir and supporting orchestra. With jubilant songs of praise to reflective carols of peace, this Cantata is sure to bring the true spirit and meaning of Christmas to you.  Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this!

2019-2020 Concert Series

Friday, December 13, the Corning Area Community Concert Band will play seasonal and traditional music. 

Sunday, December 15, the centerpiece of our worship service will be a Contemporary Christmas Cantata presented by our Chancel Choir, choral guests from various local churches, and an instrumental ensemble.

Friday, March 27, 2020 the Edgewood Trio (violin, cello and piano) will offer an evening of exciting classical music.

Friday, May 8, 2020 the highly acclaimed jazz/pop quartet called Top Shelf will be in concert.

All concerts will take place in the sanctuary of the church. All concerts, except the December 15 Christmas Cantata, will begin at 7:30 p.m. And as has been our habit, a free will offering will be taken at all concerts, except for the Christmas Cantata. The purpose of the free will offering is to help offset expenses.  Hope you will join us!


Our "Sacred Stitches" Peace Pod has meetings on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Genesis Room.  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.  Hope to see you at a meeting!

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. We are always in need of donated supplies:  100% cotton fabric, thin polyester batting and canvas/denim type of fabric for the backing material.  Thank you.


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.

Peace Pals

Peace Pals


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"Pres Clippings" Church Newsletter

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November 5, 2019 Pres Clips email.pdf



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

Feed My Sheep

Food Pantry Need for this week:

Low Salt Canned Vegetables

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!

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!