The First Fund - From the Pastor
Spend some time at First Presbyterian Church and you will soon discover a community deeply rooted in the stories and promises of the gospel and individuals committed to living out their faith in service to one another and to the world. This is certainly a reflection of the faithful example set by past generations who have generously shared their resources of time, talent, and treasure with God’s church so that each subsequent generation may discern God’s calling in their time and place.
Throughout our history, we at First Presbyterian have remained steadfast to our understanding that it is not a building or a program that makes a church; rather, a church is the people who come together because they have been inspired by the gospel – God’s love revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ – and because they have been called to inspire, nurture, and serve others. As we read in 1 John, “We love because God first loved us.”
May this steadfast commitment and service continue to be passed from generation to generation, that First Presbyterian Church in Richmond can be a light to our neighborhood, community, city, and world, today, and for all the days to come.
- Amy Starr Redwine, Pastor