First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette

A Place to Experience, Explore, and Express the Love of God

Ash Wednesday

Join us on Ash Wednesday, Marh 1, at 6:00pm for a service with the imposition of ashes to begin the season of Lent.

For many, Lent has been a season of fasting and prayer in the 40 days leading up to Easter. In recent years some have taken on new disciplines, such as taking on a new habbit of scripture reading or service to others that helps redirect their lives toward God.

Come worship with us while we journey through Lent topgether! A good resource for daily reflection that you might also use is found at

Nurturing Parenting Class

Starting March 8 at 6:00p.m., The Extra Mile is presenting the Nurturing Parenting Community Based Education series to the community!

This 10 week series will be offered on Wednesdays from 6-8p.m. beginning March 8 at First Presbyterian Church. To register for classes or for questions call 337-277-2489, or 225-925-9520 Ext 108.

Free to Attend!        

Free Child Care!        

Free Diapers and Wipes for those who need them!

The program includes 10 a class series on the following topics:

♦ The Philosophy and Practices of Nurturing Parenting

♦ Values & Rules and Ways to Enhance Positive Brain Development in Children & Teens

♦ Alternatives to Spanking, Communicating with Respect

♦ Understanding Feelings

♦ Building Self-Worth in Children, Praising Children & their Behavior

♦ Ages & Stages of Growth for Infants & Toddlers

♦ Learning Positive Ways to Deal with Stress & Anger

♦ Understanding & Developing Family Morals

These classes will equip parents with knowledge and parenting tools for positive parenting. 

Hard Freeze Shelter

First Presbyterian Church will be open as a Hard Freeze Shelter tonight (1/7/16) from 5pm-7am. Dinner provided. Guests are also welcome to stay for worship at 11am. Catholic Services of Acadiana will provide outreach, but please share this info with any agency that you can to be sure that all are safe tonight.

Bread or Stones Campaign for Children

The Bread or Stones Campaign is a Christian coalition of churches and concerned individuals working together to improve the lives of children in Louisiana.

Members of area congregations, civic leaders and people of good will who are concerned with childhood poverty and child well-being in Lafayette are encouraged to attend a listening post at First Presbyterian Church on 1130 Johnson Street, Sunday January 29th at 2pm. 

Come voice your concerns and collaborate with others for the good of our children. All are welcome!

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

Join us on Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm for a special service with sacred music, candlelight, and a communion table open to all seekers who hope for love and redemption. Our service begins at 5:00 with an extended prelude featuring local harpist, Laurie Hefner. Children are welcome in worship (child friendly light up candles available on request), and we also have a nursery for infants and toddlers.

Join us as we celebrate the coming of the One who reveales God's abiding love, even as we await his return!

Christmas Day

After the packages are all explored, come explore the love of God with us in worship! Since it is Christmas Day, do not be surprised if some members are still in their PJ's. Come as you are, but be prepared to leave a little differently! Worship with us at 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day!

PDA Flood Response

FPC Lafayette and FPC Hammond have opened up as Volunteer Villages! Click here for more info or call the PDA Call Center today!  (866) 732-6121


Staying for the Long Haul--PDA response to the Louisiana Floods from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance on Vimeo.

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