First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck

Saturday, September 28th:  Pedal for Pizza ~ Family Fun Day

Join us for a Family Fun Day Bike Ride!  Mark Jensen will be leading the way for this fun FPC family bike day.  Meet Mark at Pioneer Park at 3:00 p.m.  After the ride, we will meet at the church to enjoy a pizza party!  Keep an eye out on the Volunteer Board in the Narthex.  Please put your name down and how many will be with you so that we will have an estimate for how much pizza we can feast on! 

Wednesday, September 18th at 11:30 a.m. in the Parlor

Please join FPC and our Outreach Committee as we host the Downtown Higher Power Lunch.  The First Presbyterian Church, as a downtown church, is reaching out to our neighbors, inviting you, whether an employer, employee or just looking to gather with like minded persons, for a free lunch on the third Wednesday of each month.  These lunches will provide a time to Network, receive Inspiration, feel Connected, and experience Encouragement.

As part of the Higher Power Lunch, a scripture-based message/devotional that is relevant to the daily challenges and struggles faced in daily life will be shared.

September's Speaker will be our own, Rev. Dr. Leanne Simmons

September is a great time to come back to church!  Sunday, September 8th is when our Sunday morning youth education classes and activities will kick off.  Worship will be held in Ramstad Hall that day with a lot of great things planned.  After worship, we will enjoy fellowship with some homemade apple desserts.  For those of you who are able to share your wonderful baking skills with us, please sign-up on the sign-up sheet located on the volunteer board in the Narthex.  Please feel free to reach out to friends and neighbors, including people you have not seen in church for awhile and invite them too.  Also, do not forget the Christian Education Committee will be hosting an Outdoor Family Mess-tival from 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.  There will be fun—messy games for  everyone to enjoy.  Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting stained or dirty.  We will be featuring a dunk tank where a good will offering of $1.00 per throw,  you will be able to dunk your favorite Pastor Leanne, Youth Director Charee, and Interns Mark and Emily.  We are looking forward to the fun!


Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the East yard of First Presbyterian Church will be an outdoor game and resting place for people attending the street fair.  A variety of outdoor games for all ages will be set up on the sidewalk and grass, and our Parish Nurse and Volunteer will do blood pressure checks.  Chairs and water stations will be provided for people and pets.  Come join us in the fun!


Impact of Brain Injury
Wednesday, September 11th at 12:00 Noon

Falls are the #1 risk of brain injury in older adults.  Post-injury outcomes are dependent upon pre-injury functioning such as age, pre-existing medical conditions, and medication use.  As adults age, the brain shrinks, creating more space for blood and swelling therefore symptoms do not pop up as soon, which can increase risk of mortality or long term effects of falls. 

On Sunday, September 1st and Sunday, September 22nd the Banquet’s “Adopt-A-Block” Food Distribution Truck will be parked in our church parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  During that time, church members are welcome to share donations of garden produce or fruit trees with the Banquet at the truck.  The truck is refrigerated, so will help to keep produce in peak condition.

The “Adopt-A-Block” Food Distribution Truck is like a food pantry on wheels.  The truck takes food to Bismarck neighborhoods to meet people where they are at.  The “Adopt-A-Block” Food Distribution Truck is parked each Monday at South Central High School, 406 S Anderson Street from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. and each Wednesday from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. at Jeannette Myhre School 919 S 12th Street. 

Sunday, September 29th: Blessing of the Pets at 4:00 p.m 

Bring your pet for our first annual Pet Blessing.  First Presbyterian will be joined by Furry Friends Rockin' Rescue to celebrate God's creation of the Animal Kingdom!  Feel free to bring a photo of your pet who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Children are welcome to bring a stuffed animal!


Sunday, September 15th starting at 3:30 p.m.
Shelter 1

The Membership Committee invites everyone to come together at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch north of Bismarck on River Road on Sunday, September 15th starting at 3:30.  The Committee will cover the cost of admission for everyone attending.  A potluck meal will begin at about 5:00 p.m.  There will be a grill available for those wishing to bring items to grill.  Lemonade, water and condiments will be provided.  A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Volunteer Board in the Narthex.  Please indicate the number in your party coming to the event and the potluck item you will be sharing.  Hope to see you all there!


First Presbyterian Church

is a Community called to love God through Worship and Prayer, receiving and serving our neighbors with the compassion of Christ, open to new beginnings and the spiritual growth of children, youth and adults. 

214 E. Thayer Ave. Bismarck, ND
Phone: (701) 223-6091

Here and now

Worship Services 

10:00 AM Sunday Worship
    Traditional service with lessons, thanks and praise. Enjoy the beautiful music provided by our chancel choir, bell choir, pipe organ and other musicians.

​Weekly Opportunities

Sunday School-Sundays during 10 am Worship

    Classes available for 4 year old through 5th Graders

(Sunday School will resume in September 2018 - May 2019)


Wednesday Night Dinner & Fun at 5:45-7:30 pm
     Meal, Bible Studies, Games, Fellowship & Fun!
     Awesome Fun available for 1st-12th Graders

(PAC/PresbyTeens will resume September 2018 - May 2019)