1 Mar

Mystery of Beauty Conference

The Mystery of Beauty conference celebrates the beauty to be found daily all around us as well as the ways that we can use artistry and even our very lives to display beauty particularly. Featuring internationally renowned artist, author, and speaker, Makoto Fujimura among other contributors, this half-day arts conference provides many opportunities both to engage with conversations of beauty and to encounter it.

Other speakers are Dr. Wesley Vander Lugt, professor of art and theology at Gordon-Conwell, Abilene Music, and Greenville artist, Caroline Riddle. Mysterion, an exhibition of work by Makoto Fujimura will be on display in the Galleries at First Pres.

“He has made all things beautiful in His time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

General Admission*: $100
*Discounts available, especially for students

Special Reserved seating: $125

10 Mar

Celebrate Life! The Musical

FPC Worship and Music Ministry presents a musical theatre performance to celebrate the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00pm in the Worship & Arts Center. Portions of the “Celebrate Life!” production, by Buryl Red and Ragan Courtney, will be performed through narration, the Sanctuary Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists.

19 Apr

Gray Havens Concert

Sponsored by the International Justice Mission
$30 ADV and $40 DOOR
Friday, April 19

7:00pm Public Doors
7:30pm Music Starts

5 Jan

Mysterion: A Collection of Works by Makoto Fujimura


The Galleries at First Pres is pleased to exhibit Mysterion, a collection of works by renowned contemporary artist, Makoto Fujimura. Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose process driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time”. His bicultural arts education led his style towards a fusion between fine art and abstract expressionism, together with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga and Kacho-ga (bird-and-flower painting tradition). 

We will host an opening reception on Friday, January 5th, 6pm-9pm in the Sturgis Gathering area and The Galleries at First Presbyterian Church.