509 Prendergast Avenue, Jamestown, NY  716.487.1984
Welcome. We are glad you have found us on the web. It would make us even happier to welcome you in person. First Pres will surprise you. The wind of God's Spirit is blowing mightily through this congregation and showing us new ways of being the church in the twenty-first century, new ways of thinking and doing theology, new ways of sharing our lives in Christ with each other and with the world outside our walls.

We value tradition here but also genuinely embrace fresh expressions of our faith.

Religion and church often are caricatured negatively in press and media these days. First Pres is far different from those popular images. We heartily extend an invitation to you to "come and see."

Everyone is welcome here regardless of state, status, stature, or standing. We are God's children all.

Worship is at the center of our church's life and at the center of Presbyterian worship is the preaching of God's Word more

Our Children
Children and youth are very important to us.  more
Second Half of Life Ministry
Because of our thoughtful approach to faith and religion, folks in the second half of their lives particularly are drawn to our ministry.  more
This Week

Sunday, December 17

Advent 3

Breakfast and Sunday School

at 9:00 am

Worship at 10:30 am

Coffee Hour at 11:30 am



December 17

Children's Christmas


during 10:30 worship


Youth Christmas Party

5:30 pm

SJM Fellowship Hall


Christmas Eve Services

10:30 am

Informal service in

Bellinger Chapel


Candlelight Service

8:30 Prelude

9:00 Worship