5 Oct

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Based on God's truth from Psalm 139:14, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is an evening that God has used to create and connect a missional community with our friends with special abilities. The fashion show and event celebrates God's indescribable love for each of His children and how we are all created in His image for His purposes.

Join us on Thursday, October 5th in the Worship & Arts Center for an evening of fashion, fellowship and fun. Reception and pre-show celebration starts at 5:30pm and event begins at 6:30.

Performance by Shock Dance Company, FPC Worship team and special guests!

To learn more about this event, click here.

Spotlight Sponsor: United Community Bank Shine the Light Sponsor: The Rock It Co.

Beneficiaries: David’s Table, Roger C. Peace Rollin’ Tigers, FPC Buddy Break, KIND of the Upstate, and FPC Special Needs Ministry

First Presbyterian Church is a KultureCity Certified location. For more information on Kulture City, visit the link below.

26 Oct

Night of Worship

On Thursday, October 26th, at 7pm the Ignite Worship Team is holding a Night of Worship in our new Worship and Arts Center! The idea for this night has been years in the making, with a vision to have a time not just for the people of First Pres to celebrate and thank God for His faithfulness and provision, but also for our friends from the community to come and worship with us. The night will feature songs from the latest Ignite Worship album, "Known", as well as familiar songs from other artists.

One of the most exciting parts is that we will be filming and recording the night as a way to document a monumental moment in our church history, which we will release as a live album and with video clips. The hope is that the live recordings can be a resource of connection and encouragement to you throughout the week, and as a way to introduce ourselves to visitors before they set foot on campus, so when you plan to come, make sure you are prepared to be an active participant in the night! The best way to do that is to spend time listening and sharing our music online through all the streaming platforms.  

A nursery will be provided for infant-age 3, with childcare available starting at 6:45. So please bring your family, invite your friends, and join us for our Night of Worship!

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30 Oct

Matthew West in Concert

MATTHEW WEST: My Story Your Glory Tour
Monday, October 30, 2023 7:00 PM

Get ready to be blown away by the talents of Matthew West and special guest Micah Tyler as they hit the road this fall! Matthew West, renowned for his impressive songwriting abilities with hits like “The God Who Stays”, “Truth Be Told”, and “Hello My Name Is”, will bring his latest album "My Story, Your Glory" to life with a performance that will inspire. And let's not forget Micah Tyler, whose humor and undeniable stage presence will have you laughing, dancing, and singing along. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to experience faith and fun like never before.

Matthew West is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. A recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.” He has been awarded a RIAA Gold certification for his single “Hello, My Name Is” and RIAA Platinum certification for the song “The Motions.”

In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards five times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey and others, along with back-to-back No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns including their recent single, “Nobody,” which West is featured.

Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written six books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One, Hello, My Name Is, and his latest, The God Who Stays. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story. Along with his father, Pastor Joe West, they founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit for more information.

"In Our Midst: Works by First Pres Artists" Exhibit

You are invited to the opening reception for our next community exhibit, In Our Midst: Works by First Pres Artists, this Friday, August 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Drop in to meet the artists, peruse the galleries, and fellowship with us! You will be able to view this exhibit during regular church office hours, or on Sundays before or after worship. Come celebrate the gifts of those in our church family.

Ponder Anew: Baroque Masterworks

The Baroque paintings in the Ponder Anew exhibit are on loan from the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University. Thanks to the generosity of Jerry and Alice Lenz, we are able to offer a museum-compliant art gallery on the third floor of the new Building A at First Pres. You can learn more about M&G’s world-renowned Old Master collection at If you’re interested in a tour of the Ponder Anew exhibit, please contact us at or 864-565-0907. Tour groups must be 10 people or more, and the tour length runs 45–60 minutes.
Lenz Gallery Public Hours: Tuesday: 9:30am–1:30pm and Thursday: 9:30 am–1:30pm thru October 12