Worship Arts

As believers we know that we will spend eternity worshiping God. My prayer is that our worship here is practice for that and that we will encounter the Living God in each worship service.

We gather at both traditional and contemporary services to honor and glorify God, hear the Word boldly preached, pray, and join together as one to praise Him in song. That "song" includes congregational singing, worship bands, organ, brass, bells, adult and children's choir, drama and orchestra as we seek to give Him the glory. One day, "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord". Until that day... Soli Deo Gloria! (To God Alone be the Glory!)

I look forward to seeing you in worship!

Julie Carter






JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL CONCERT Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm in the First Pres Sanctuary
      A special Reformation Choir has assembled to participate in the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this June in Germany!
Led by Dr. Julie Carter, Director of Worship and Music , the choir will present the music to be shared in Leipzig's St. Thomas Kirche, at the Augustinian Monastery where Luther was ordained, in a German church service, and other reformation sites.  In addition, we'll join a large festival choir at the Berlin Dom Cathedral conducted by world famous Bach expert, Helmuth Rilling.  
Pray for us as we tour, sing and fellowship in the land where the Reformation took root.
"As a singer and Christian, I believe a tour like this is the best of two worlds:  seeing the birthplaces of our Reformed Heritage and singing in magnificent churches and cathedrals" (Julie).
First Pres singers and instrumentalists are invited to provide special music for our summer offertories (June-September) while many of our groups take a summer break.  Please contact Julie Carter at jcarter@fpcfresno.org for more information and to schedule an appointment/audition.