SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES
Fellowship 9:45 a.m.
At 9:45 a.m., before individual class begin, we gather in the Fellowship Hall to greet one another, have coffee, an occasional snack, and often listen to a short devotional. It is a fun time for all ages and helps prepare us for the day of worship.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School: No matter your style of learning, we have a small group for you! Our adult classes offer a variety of styles including discussion, lecture, and lectionary based study. Sunday school provides not only a time and place for learning, but opportunities for connections with others of faith.
Children’s Sunday School: We want to be a place where your kids want to be! We offer many opportunities for kids to connect with God. We have a number of classes are available to challenge and teach children from toddlers to high school students, all taught by enthusiastic and caring volunteers.
All Classes Start at 10:00 Sunday Mornings
Nursery (infants to 2 Year olds) – Room 103
3 & Young 4 Year Olds – Room 102
4K & 5K – Room 209
1st & 2nd Grade – Room 207
3rd – 5th Grade – Room 205
6th – 8th Grade – Room 203B
9th – 12th Grade – Room 103
Adult I (Lecture Based Bible Study) – Room 106
Adult II (Faith Based Discussion) – Room 206
Adult III (Lectionary Based Study) – Room 204
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
We have a full traditional worship service in the reformed tradition as understood by the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). The service is an hour in duration, and consists of anthems and hymns, announcements of the life of the church, and the rich liturgy of our denomination which includes prayer, confession and scripture based preaching. The music is led by our very talented full choir with organ and piano accompaniment. The service also occasionally features the church youth and children’s choirs, and special music by our Praise Band. The Lord’s Supper is regularly celebrated, and the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated periodically when there is occasion.
A staffed nursery is available for infants and toddlers ages 3 and under from 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. each Sunday. The nursery is located on the first floor of the Education Building, in room 103.
Following the children’s message in the worship service, younger children (ages 4 through 1st grade) are escorted by an adult volunteer to “Children’s Church.” Children’s Church is located on the first floor of the education building in room 105, which is easy for the parents to find after worship.
Links to audio recordings of most sermons can be found on the “Sermons Page.”
Presbyterian pioneers came to the Gadsden County area from Georgia and the Carolinas as early as 1822. These worshippers built Philadelphia, a log meeting house, in 1828. It was served by itinerant ministers until 1832, when the Reverend Leander Kerr arrived and served as the first official Pastor. The log structure was replaced in 1859 by the present building, and is Gadsden County’s oldest remaining meeting house located about four miles north of Quincy. Philadelphia was used continuously until 1912 as a Presbyterian house of worship, a place of education, and a center of community life. Many Presbyterian churches in North Florida and South Georgia trace their origins to Philadelphia, as certainly does our Quincy First Presbyterian Church.
Time of Service
First Presbyterian Church of Quincy worships at Old Philadelphia each year on the first Sunday in May, and every other year on the first or second Sunday in November. The service starts at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a wonderful pot-luck church family meal on the grounds. Supervised fun and games are provided for the young children during and after the service. It is a great opportunity for unique worship and Christian fellowship, and visitors are welcome!
Go north on Madison Street (Highway 65, also known as the Attapulgus Highway) and a little more than three miles north of Quincy you will come to Old Philadelphia Church Road. Turn left (west) on Old Philadelphia Church Road and in less than 1/4 mile you will see the Old Church and grounds on the right.
“Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” (Psalm 95:1). For the musicians of First Presbyterian Church, worship of God is our highest priority. Through a variety of musical expressions, we seek to glorify God by pursuing true excellence in all we do. Our prayer is that our sacrifice of praise is a pleasing aroma to the Lord as we lead the community in worship services that inspire the heart and connect us with one another as the body of Christ.