35 West Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

P: 215.843.8811 - F: 888.333.5032

E: [email protected]

Service Time

Sundays 10:00-11:00am


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event)

Posted on 24 Dec 2019. By

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will be RISING AGAINST HUNGER for the 5th consecutive year. Join us on January 20, 2020 for our annual day of service as we participate in the mission to end world hunger by 2030. Our goal is to provide 25,000 meals to feed those who are in need around the world. Each meal cost 34 cents and consists of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. If you would like to donate and or volunteer please use this link For further information the flyer is here.



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Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service

Posted on 24 Dec 2019. By

Please join us on Tuesday, 12/24/19 at 7 pm for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service. For more information the flyer is here.


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Christmas Festival 2019

Posted on 27 Nov 2019. By

Join us on Saturday, December 21st from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm for our Annual Christmas Festival. We will enjoy a day of crafts, gingerbread building nativity with live animals, card making, ornament decorating, Christmas play, pictures with Santa, complimentary lunch, and more! There will be a free will offering. For more information see the flyer here.


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Wings, silent movie with organ; with Peter Krasinki

Posted on 15 Nov 2019. By

Join us on Sunday, 11/17 at 4:00 pm as we invite Peter Krasinski, winner of the AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation, where he will provide improvised organ accompaniment for the 1927 silent film Wings. Starring Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers and Richard Arlen, the Academy Award winning WWI movie was produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman, and released by Paramount Pictures. For additional information you can find it on the event flyer here!



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“Just Mercy” Book Discussion

Posted on 14 Nov 2019. By

Act & Engage is a new initiative that offers the opportunity to wrestle with important issues as followers of Christ: to listen, to learn, to engage through the lens of our Christian faith. Our first topic is Criminal Justice. Join us Sunday, November 17th  or Tuesday November 19th when we discuss “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. Critics say “The book provides readers a window into the justice system… The stories told within…hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.” Books are $8 and available for purchase during coffee hour. Following this introduction, two additional Act and Engage events on Criminal Justice will more narrowly focus on Veterans,  specifically, those involved in the justice system and dealing with PTSD and other mental health issues. See the flyer for the event here!



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Music at FPCG – Spring 2019

Posted on 03 Feb 2019. By

FPCG invites you to enjoy a wide range of musical programs this spring!

February 17th, 2019 at 3:00pm

Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Players

Under the direction of Music Director Gary White, the talented young musicians of Philadelphia Sinfonia will present a program including the following:

Leonore Overture No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Admission is Free.  Free-will donations gratefully accepted.

March 3rd, 2019 at 3:00pm

Keystone State Boychoir: Asher’s Legacy Concert

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Jack Asher, long time supporter of Commonwealth Youthchoirs.

Tickets are required. Additional information at

March 17th, 2019 at 4:00pm

Germantown Oratorio Choir: Brahms Festival Concert

The Germantown Oratorio Choir will present a Brahms Festival Concert. The program will feature the music of Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann in recognition of Clara Schumann’s bicentennial.

For more information, call the church office at 212-843-8811 or e-mail [email protected]

Admission is Free.  Free-will donations gratefully accepted.

Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 7:00pm

William and Mary College Women’s Choir

The talented 50-voice women’s chorus from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia will perform at First Church as part of their spring concert tour.

Admission is Free.  Free-will donations gratefully accepted.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 and 6:00pm

Keystone State Boychoir & New Jersey Boychoir

The combined choirs of the Keystone State Boycoir and the New Jersey Boychoir will present two performances.

Tickets are required.  Additional information at



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Slideshow of FPCG Trip to Puerto Rico

Posted on 04 Oct 2018. By

On 9/23/18, a service of worship was held to share the experiences of the FPCG team that traveled this summer on a mission trip to Puerto Rico.

This slideshow presents the experience in photos. The music that accompanies the video was played during the Offering by Tony Thurman.




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FPCG Mission Trip to Puerto Rico: July 2018

Posted on 30 Jul 2018. By

On July 21-29th, A team of 22 FPCG church members and friends traveled to the town of Anasco, Puerto Rico.

The purpose of the trip was to work at the Presbyterian Church in Anasco (Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana en Añasco, or PIPA), which has been designated as a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) site following the devastating hurricane Maria which caused major damage throughout Puerto Rico in 2017.  Specifically, the team worked to repair and paint spaces that will be used to provide food, other supplies, and social services to the Anasco community. In addition, part of the team included physicians that worked with the local medical clinic to provide medical support services. FPCG Director of Christian Education Christian Heyer-Rivera and his wife Sheila, who is from Puerto Rico, led the trip. Prior to travel, the team held several fundraising events which were generously supported by the FPCG community.

Through the efforts of the team and the gracious hospitality of PIPA led by Ada Lis Luciano Andújar, the trip was very successful.

This page will be updated with more information and photos.

More information and photos are available on the FPCG Facebook page at

Here are pictures of some of the team departing PIPA and returning to FPCG. Other team members traveled home separately.

The contributions of ALL are acknowledged with heartfelt thanks.

Translated Caption:  “See you soon!”  “God Bless you all…”






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Installation Service For Rev. Rebecca Segers

Posted on 19 Apr 2018. By

On April 29, 2018, The Reverend Rebecca Segers was installed as Pastor behalf of the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown.

The installation was a joint service of the Presbytery of Philadelphia and the Congregation of the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown.

CLICK HERE for the Installation Bulletin

CLICK HERE for VIDEOS from the Installation Service

We were extremely honored to have the The Reverend Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City, preaching the sermon for this service.

CLICK HERE for an audio version of the sermon by the Rev. Dr. James Forbes

The service included joyous music sung by the FPCG Chancel Choir and Gospel Choir, the Keystone State Boychoir and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, and worship through liturgical dance.

A reception followed the worship service.

Congratulations to Rev. Rebecca Segers as she has now officially joined us in ministry !!


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Brahms Festival Concert

Posted on 17 Mar 2018. By

Please join us on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in person of via Internet livestream broadcast of our Brahms Festival Concert presented by the Germantown Oratorio Choir. Click here for complete details.


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