471 Main Street, PO Box 548, Highlands, NC 28741 | 1 828 526 3175
WHEN WILL WE REOPEN?
The Session has designated Sunday, May 30, as the grand reopening of First Presbyterian Church for in-person worship. Thank you for the patience and understanding that you have shown during this all-too-long time of isolation. We will keep you posted on guidelines that will need to be followed, including masking and social distancing. Still, what a joy it will be to join together in worship once more!
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO BE COMMITTED DISCIPLES IN
GOD'S KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH
First Presbyterian Church of Highlands believes that marriage is a holy sacrament before God and that our sanctuary and chapel are dedicated to worship and the appropriate celebration of our faith traditions, both those of the Presbyterian Church USA, and of our local church family. As stated in the Book of Order, we believe that “Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community.”
First Presbyterian Church is more than simply a historic sanctuary in a beautiful mountain setting. While we recognize that many couples are initially attracted by the charm and simple elegance of our facility, we believe that this alone is not a sufficient reason to seek permission to be married at First Presbyterian Church. The policy below spells those steps which are required in order to secure permission to be married here. Read it carefully and prayerfully, if you are interested in seeking permission to be married at First Presbyterian Church please complete a Wedding Registration Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer the sacrament of baptism for people of all ages, including infants and children. During baptism, parents affirm their promise to live the Christian faith and teach that faith to their child, and the congregation promises to assist the parents in the Christian nurture of their children. Please contact Rev. Curtis Fussell or Rev. Emily Wilmarth for information about child or adult baptism.
First Presbyterian Church feels members and their families should be aware of the important issues and decisions surrounding death, its implications for our faith, and its impact on family members. We recommend discussing any questions you may have with one of our pastors. Please contact Rev. Curtis Fussell or Rev. Emily Wilmarth