About the 225+2 Celebration
During the week of March 30-April 3, 2022, First Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 225th anniversary. These events honor our legacy, the work of our current ministries, and set the stage for preserving and expanding these ministries for the next 25 years.
To mark this momentous occasion, the church will host various events ranging from lectures, to music, to a large celebration with activities for the entire family. We look forward to welcoming two esteemed guests for our anniversary celebration: Dr. Sinclair Ferguson and Dr. Robert Godfrey.
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Schedule of Events
Several of these events will require registration in advance. Registration for all events will open on March 1, except for the golf tournament, which will open registration on February 14.
Wednesday, March 30
Dinner will be served from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Jackson Hall.
At 6:00pm, we will gather in the Family Life Center for our Celebration Kickoff Gathering. Nursery and children's programs for elementary students will also be available.
An ice-cream social for all ages will take place after the gathering.
RSVPs are required for the dinner. RSVPs will open on March 1.
Thursday, March 31
A golf tournament will take place at Fort Jackson Golf Club with a shotgun start at 10:30am. Those who aren't participating in the tournament will have the option to join for the breakfast and testimony time from 9:00am to 10:00am before the tournament begins.
At 7:00pm on Thursday, our Music Ministry will present a Celebration Concert of Worship in the Sanctuary. A reception will take place afterwards, hosted by the Women of the Church. Childcare for children ages 3 and under will be available for the concert.
Registration is required for the golf tournament and for those who only plan to attend the breakfast and testimony. Registration for the tournament and breakfast/testimony will open on February 14.
Friday, April 1
On Friday morning we will hear lectures from both Dr. Godfrey and Dr. Ferguson on "Defending the Reformed Faith in the 21st Century". Following the lectures, lunch will be served in Jackson Hall.
After the lunch, we will have a Question and Answer Session with Dr. Godfrey and Dr. Ferguson. Dr. Thomas will serve as moderator.
Registration is required for the lecture series and lunch. Registration will open on March 1.
Saturday, April 2
A day full of activities for all ages! We will begin an exciting day with a special interactive churchyard tour, featuring interviews with historical First Presbyterians.
We will also offer behind-the-scenes Sanctuary tours with a special look at the history of our church.
On Saturday from 2:30pm-7:30pm will be our biggest event of the week, our Celebration on the Grounds! This special afternoon will include kid's activities and games, live music, dinner and dessert, and more.
Registration will be required for both the interactive tour and Sanctuary tours. Registration will open on March 1.
Sunday, April 3
We will end our week of celebration with worship on the Lord's Day.
Dr. Ferguson will preach during the 8:30am and 11:15am worship services and Dr. Godfrey will preach during the 6:00pm worship service.
Dr. Thomas will speak during a special combined Sunday School. We will also have a time of cake and coffee before the Sunday School gathering.