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Our Faith

First Presbyterian Church is a diverse faith family that seeks to be open and inclusive in our expressions of our Christian faith and in our attitudes to each other and to our community.


  • We understand the presence of God in our lives. We worship God as Lord, creator and sustainer of life; the person of Christ as a model to our work here on earth and the Holy Spirit as being ever with us, guiding us daily.

  • We embody our mission through active participation in local, national and international missions as well as in worship, fellowship, Christian education and service to each other.

  • We are an open church accepting of all who come through our doors, and open to other faith traditions recognizing that we are all in different places in our own personal faith journeys.

  • In our study and preaching, we encourage sound scholarship and critical inquiry.

  • We honor our long history, are committed to enriching personal spiritual journeys and look with hope and vision to the generation after us.

    As a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we embrace the historic confessions of the faith as contained in the Book of Confessions and find particular meaning in two of those confessions.

    The Brief Statement of Faith connects us to the long history of Christian thought about God,Christ, and the Holy Spirit and reminds us of our unity with the whole Body of Christ.

    The Confession of 1967, written in troubled national times, reminds us of the importance of reconciliation for our society and the daily world we live in.

  • Mission Statement (2016)

    In a village nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and Tug Hill is a church that:

    —  worships God with prayer, laughter, and song.

    —  values spirituality and the life of the Spirit.

    —  encourages thoughtful reflection and a deeper understanding of the Christian faith.

    —  provides a sanctuary where all persons are welcomed, where diversity is embraced and
      open discussion of faith questions is encouraged.

    —  nurtures all church family members: the children and youth, the healthy, the infirm or ill, and the aging.

    —  initiates and participates in service to the larger community.

    —  offers opportunities to enjoy, appreciate, and conserve God’s nearby wilderness gifts. ...more>>

    First Presbyterian Church of Lowville • A member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
    7707 N. State Street, Lowville, New York 13367 • officepreslow@gmail • 315-376-3631