We, members of the First Presbyterian Church, are a people of God with a variety of gifts, who support, accept and love one another. We seek to be a steadfast and familiar sign of God’s presence in our community, embracing and welcoming all into our church family, wherever they are on their faith journey. We strive to be faithful followers of Christ, developing strong and caring relationships by serving our neighbors down the street, in our community, and around the world. We are rooted in the traditions and history of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), yet we embrace a rich blend of traditional and contemporary music, worship, and church life. We accept Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves. We believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ and seek to bear witness to his good news in our daily lives.
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), which is part of the Reformed tradition within mainline Protestant Christianity. We actively engage in ecumenical and interfaith cooperative efforts with people of other faith traditions, in order to serve our neighbors and do good work in our world.
History of Our Building:
The Presbyterian Church in Oregon was establishes in 1845 as the village's first church. After holding services in the district schoolhouse for ten years, the church building was built at 172 North Main Street. The church facilities went through a number of remodeling projects, and included tearing down the manse (parsonage) to build a Christian Education building in 1989.
In 2011, our new building at 408 North Bergamont Boulevard was completed, which allowed for greater accessibility and room to grow. Our former home on Main Street now lives on as the home to Oregon Daycare, Inc., which purchased the building and expanded its program offerings with the opportunities provided by the additional space.
Our new building has a shared worship/fellowship space, a large servery (kitchen), three classroom/meeting rooms, and a nursery, along with business and pastor's offices. We also have several acres surrounding the building, which we hope to use in service to the community. In future years, we also have hopes to add on a designated worship space and additional classrooms and offices.