First Presbyterian on Court Square welcomes you! 

We are glad you are checking us out! We’re guessing you probably want to know a little bit about what you’re getting yourself into before showing up on Sunday. While you probably won’t find the answers to all your questions here, we hope you’ll get a taste of what we’re about. The best way to find out more is to visit us on Sunday and see for yourself.

Tell me more about First Presbyterian.

We are a historic, Presbyterian, evangelical church in the heart of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Founded in 1789, we have a long history of serving our neighbors in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

When you visit us, you’ll encounter a welcoming group of people who care for each other, our community and our world. We love Jesus, and we love only because he first loved us. We’re not perfect, but we are seeking more and more to be like the Savior we trust.

What’s a typical Sunday like?

9am – Contemporary Praise & Worship

At this service you can expect modern songs with drums, guitars, and multimedia. People will be wearing everything from jeans to suits, tucked and untucked. You’ll find people of all ages and walks of life.

10:15am – Sunday School Hour

Come meet some folks in one of our many Sunday school classes. These classes are an opportunity to connect with others who are learning and growing in their faith. Sunday school classes are also available for children and youth.

11:15am – Traditional Worship

At this service, you can expect a choir, a pipe organ, classic hymns and historical texts. You’ll find individuals, couples, young people and seniors gathered to worship.

When and where do you meet?

We are located in historic downtown Harrisonburg, on the northwest corner of Court Square (see the map below for our location and parking locations).

What should I wear?

We’re flexible. Some come in jeans, others in suits and ties. It really doesn’t matter to us. We’re simply glad to have you join us to learn more about the God we serve.

What about my kids?

Nursery services are currently not available on Sundays. All children are welcome to sit with their families for worship at 9:00am or 11:15am or worship from home as a family via livestream on YouTube. Children’s bulletins are available to print ahead of time here.

I’m in college, and I need a ride. What should I do?

We have a team of people here at First Pres that are able to give rides to college students. If you need a ride to or from church contact Pastor Billy Craig and he will arrange a ride.

How else can I get involved?

We have a range of activities throughout the week for children , youth, and college/adults including Bible studies, prayer, service opportunities and just plain fun together! To know what’s happening from day to day check out our events calendar. To know what has been happening check out our latest news.

Each of us is looking to be part of a family – a place where we are known, accepted, loved and challenged to grow. We’d be excited to have you as part of our church family.

If you have questions, please contact us at connect@firstpreshbg.org.