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We invite you to visit us and hope you will consider becoming involved with our community.  Please feel free to call 215-675-0801 with any questions.

Who are the Presbyterians?

First Presbyterian Church of Warminster is a reformed congregation of worship and is a member of the larger Presbyterian family, the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.  

As a reformed congregation, we share in the history of the larger reformation including Lutherans, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the United Church of Christ. In many ways our worship will feel and look very similar. We all share in the two sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We also share similar views (though not identical) in our understanding of the importance of the Bible as the central document of our faith. We often work together in many of our neighborhoods and clergy from each of these churches can function within all of the congregations.

Presbyterians are organized into geographic units called Presbyteries. The Presbyteries are organized into larger units called Synods and all of them form one national body, the General Assembly. All of them meet on a regular basis with the General Assembly meeting every 2 years to decide on matters of belief, church governance, national and international programs, and the ordination of its ministers, elders, and deacons.

The governing body in a local Presbyterian church is the Session. Along with the minister, who is the Moderator, the group is composed of elders (elected by the congregation), who meet monthly to manage the total operation of the congregation.

You become a member by joining the church through an affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ or by transferring your membership from another partner member congregation.

In our worship you will find enthusiastic congregational singing, inspiring hand bell and choral presentations, and thoughtful and reflective instrumental presentations. Additionally, the Bible is read every Sunday and is the basis for the minister’s sermon. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month and baptisms and reception of new members take place periodically within the context of worship. Individual and corporate prayers are a central part of our worship reflecting our belief that prayer is both communication with God and partnership with God in our daily lives.  Each service is followed by a time of fellowship in our social hall. Our services are broadcast on the radio (one week delay) each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on WRDV-FM, 89.3.

We know you will be inspired, uplifted in mind and spirit, by joining with us on Sunday morning.  Our Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.  Please check our website for the times of special services: Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday.