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 !!
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.
We warmly welcome our new pastor, the Reverend Rebecca Segers. Our congregation is excited and enthusiastic that Rev. Segers will be joining us and leading us in ministry. Rev. Segers starts at FPCG on Thursday, February 15 and her first sermon as Pastor will be on Sunday, February 18.
The Germantown Oratorio Choir & Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. F. Anthony Thurman, will present a concert of excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, an oratorio in three parts, on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. The concert will feature award winning soloists Evelyn Santiago, soprano; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo soprano; David Kellett, tenor; and Robert Phillips, baritone. The concert is open to the public. A free-will offering is requested.
Those unable to attend in person can participate from a distance via Internet livestream. Visit www.fpcgermantown.org/Messiah-2017 for complete concert details.
This fall the Woodmere Art Museum will present a large-scale exhibition of the work of Violet Oakley (1874-1961), the first in more three decades. The exhibition will focus on the artist’s public commissions, which are rarely seen because of their fixed locations in civic buildings, churches, schools, and private residences. Studies for commissions that span Oakley’s fifty-year career will include her work at the Pennsylvania State Capitol and the Great Women of the Bible series here at First Church. Join art historians and guests from Woodmere on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 2-4 p.m. in the Jennings Room. The exhibition runs September 30, 2017-January 21, 2018. For more information, visit woodmereartmuseum.org or call 215-247-0476. Visit Woodmere for free on Sundays.
The Germantown Oratorio Choir will perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. in the church Sanctuary, beginning Oct. 31. Members and friends of First Church, neighboring choirs, and musicians from the greater Germantown community are invited to participate. There is no audition required, but the ability to read music, the talent to sing in tune and in time, and the commitment to be faithful to the rehearsal schedule are expected. For more information or to participate, phone 215-843-8811 or e-mail [email protected]
Please join us on Sunday, October 1 at 4 p.m. for a Song Recital to inaugurate the Barbara Russell Memorial Piano in the Jennings Room. Evelyn Santiago, soprano; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo soprano; and Ted W. Barr, piano, will present a program of sacred songs, opera, and musical theater. The performance is free and open to the public. A free-will offering is requested.
The annual First Presbyterian Church in Germantown picnic/barbecue sponsored by the Congregational Development and Fellowship Committee (CDFC) will take place, rain or shine, after worship on Sunday, September 24. Members and friends of First Church are invited to contribute a side dish, salad or another choice, fruit, and/or dessert item, ready for serving for this event. The Christian Education Committee will again provide the fun activities. Please see Delores Solomon, Chair of CDFC, or any member of the committee to volunteer. Especially needed are volunteers to grill hot dogs (beef) and burgers (beef, turkey and vegan).
We are excited to announce expanded opportunities for youth and adults to participate in the music ministry of First Church. Sing to the Lord a new song!
The Gospel Choir, led by Sara Carter-Blanford, rehearses on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, and sings during worship on the first Sunday of each month. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].
A new Children’s Choir, led by Evelyn Santiago, rehearses on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room, beginning Sept. 14. For information or to participate, please e-mail [email protected].
Voices in Bronze, our handbell choir led by Evelyn Santiago, rehearses on Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. in the Choir Room, beginning Sept. 14. For information or to participate, please e-mail [email protected].
The Chancel Choir meets on Sundays at 9 a.m. to warm up and rehearses following worship from 11:30-12:30 in the Choir Room. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].
The Germantown Oratorio Choir, our community concert choir, will rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the Sanctuary from 7:30-9 p.m., beginning Oct. 31. The first concert will be Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. A second concert, the Brahms Requiem, is planned for Sunday, March 18, 2018. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].