"A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another." John 13:34 (ASV)
Greetings from the faith community known as First Presbyterian Church of Sanford, North Carolina. Our church is a large inclusive family and our relationships with others are extremely important. As brothers and sisters in Christ we desire to be shaped by God's word in scripture. We seek to be guided by the Holy Spirit as we offer support for one another along the journey of faith. Our goal is to be a church where people can see God's Word in action and feel that same spirit which gives us new life.
When you visit First Presbyterian, be assured we would like to know you by name and to have the opportunity to affirm God's unique gifts in your life. The adventure of faith which we share has two major priorities: we want to grow in our love and appreciation for what God has done for us, especially through Jesus Christ, and to love one another responsibly, faithfully and joyfully. Our desire is that all who come to First Presbyterian Church of Sanford, North Carolina will experience this love of God and neighbor. Members, staff and clergy share a passion for pastoral care and visitation, as well as an emphasis on Christian Education for all ages. As we combine worship and music, study and devotion, service and mission, we open ourselves to God's intention for creation.
We hope even the youngest member will experience a sense of belonging and affirmation within the family of God. We hope new and long time members will experience the security and peace of God in our midst. For every age, from infant to our most senior member, we would like to live out God's concern, interest and affection for every person.