Whether you are visiting with us for worship, attending one of the meetings held on site, are new to the area, or a longtime neighbor…know that you are welcome here. First Presbyterian, rich in its heritage, was established in Puyallup in 1889. Over the years, the people of First Presbyterian have gathered together to worship, learn, serve, celebrate, and grow in God’s love and grace. As followers of Christ, committed to sharing the Gospel,

First Presbyterian Church is interested in you, your journey of faith, and how we might serve you. At First Presbyterian, you will find a group of imperfect people who are grateful to be held in God’s grace a family of believers seeking to grow in God’s love and to share that love through living committed Christian lives. Our ministries support our mission in a variety of ways.

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What we believe:

First Presbyterian Church in Puyallup is a member of the Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) and holds to the following truths:

In the Trinity:
· God is the creator of the universe.
· Christ is the incarnation of God on earth.
· The Holy Spirit is the presence of God in the world and in the believer.

The Way of Salvation is in Jesus Christ:
· God sent his son that the world might be saved through him.
· Christ’s death was offered as sacrifice for our sins. His resurrection shows the power of God over sin and death.
· Whoever believes in Jesus as Savior and Lord receives the gift of eternal life that begins now.
· Sin is forgiven in Christ and life is renewed in him.
· God grants the gift of grace, which enables us to gain the faith necessary to believe and live a new life.

The Road Map to Life in Christ is found in the Bible:
· The Bible is the authority for life and practice.
· The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
· The Bible IS the Word of God.
· The Bible is meant to be studied, read devotionally, and used in worship of God by individuals and the Church.

The Church is the “Body of Christ” here on Earth:

· The Church is for everyone.
· The Church offers a community of believers who help one another grow in Christ.
· Preaching, teaching, mission, and community are found in the Church.
· The two sacraments of Baptism and Communion are administered in the Church body.

Presbyterians Govern Themselves by:
· A representative, democratic form of government.
· The session is the elected governing body that oversees the business of the Church.
· Elders are members of the session.
· Deacons oversee the caring ministries of the Church.