Now Accepting Recommendations for Elders and Deacons

“Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.” – Acts 6:3

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine…” – Titus 1:7-9

“Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.” – 1 Timothy 3:8-10

Recommendation Form for Elders and Deacons

At First Presbyterian Church, we acknowledge the clear pattern of scripture that God calls both men and women into service in the life of the church. As church members, one of the great responsibilities we have is to share with the nominating committee the names of those people whose lives reflect the qualities and characteristics of elders and deacons as clarified in the scriptures.

Reserve Your Spot for Maundy Thursday Seder Meal!

8th Annual Golf Tourney Set for March 17

First Pres is gearing up for its 8th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 17 at Gulf Hills Golf Club with an 8 AM shotgun start. From seasoned players to occasional duffers, all are invited to join in the fun of this great excuse to get out and enjoy God’s creation!  The cost is $50 per player, and all proceeds will go to benefit our Belize Mission Team and their mission trip this summer.  Click here to learn more or to register for this year’s tournament.

Donuts with the Duncans on Jan. 21!

Come meet our new Assistant Pastor of Missions and Congregational Care, Pastor Kory Duncan, and his family as we host DONUTS WITH THE DUNCANS on Sunday, January 21 in the courtyard following both worship services! Join us for donuts, juice and coffee and help us welcome the Duncans into our church family! To help introduce them to the Coast, please consider contributing local gift cards to some of your favorite places!

Babysitting Night is Back Jan. 20!

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to have a date night, look no further! The high school students of FPCOS are raising funds for their RYM summer trip to Colorado and are putting together a BABYSITTING NIGHT (ages infant to 10) in the Fellowship Hall/Education Building. Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 20 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM and plan a special night out while helping our students raise funds for their trip. RSVP to Luke Mittwede at or 601-209-2905 no later than Thursday, January 18!