First Presbyterian Church, Brownsville meets each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for fellowship. We have discontinued offering coffee at this time due to the pandemic.
Worshipers meet early on Zoom or in the sanctuary to gather & catch up with one another.
170+ years @First
First Presbyterian Church, Brownsville is the oldest Protestant congregation in the valley. It all began on a humble riverboat, Whiteville, with the Rev Hiram Chamberlain (father to Henrietta King of King Ranch) at her helm. First Brownsville was organized on February 23, 1850, and throughout our 170+ years, we give God the glory. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you will join us for worship or our missions and services in Brownsville.
Our current church was built in 1927 by the Kelwood Company. The church's bell was donated in 1876 by Captain Richard King. The bell was transported from the old church to our current building.
Worship at First Brownsville is a blend of traditional and contemporary worship. Each month the children collect a "noisy" offering collecting coins and paper. Their offerings have blessed local ministries as well as global.
Lent is the season between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. There are 40 days in Lent not including Sundays which are celebrations of the resurrection.
You are encouraged to engage in spiritual practices during Lent such as prayer, Bible studies or devotions, fasting, and worship.
Maundy Thursday - For as long as we can remember, First Presbyterian has celebrated our Maundy Thursday service with a meal. This year is no different although it will look a little different! We are gathering in the church parking lot at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your own dinner, sit on your tailgate or bring a lawn chair and let's worship. Communion will be celebrated.
On the Saturday before Easter, everyone is invited to bring silk or plastic flowers and decorate the rod iron fence on Elizabeth St.
Easter Sunday we will celebrate our Risen Lord. You are encouraged to wear white and a bonnet or hat. Our service will be filled with music and joy-filled hearts.
We have created a Gathering Space in the back of the sanctuary for coffee and fellowship before and after worship. We hope you come and visit with us. There is a space for you.
Please note: during the pandemic, we have discontinued our coffee bar.
Cross-Generational Fiesta- As part of our efforts in building fellowship, we periodically host special events like the Cross-Generational Fiesta.