First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck

CROP Walk for Hunger:  Sunday, October 13th; registration begins at 12:30 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

50th Anniversary
October 13th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

12:30—Join us for the 50th Anniversary Celebration
1:30 p.m. Walk for World Hunger

Did you know the CROP Walk began in Bismarck 50 years ago?  Help us Celebrate.  Plan on 10/13/2019 for helping those in need nationwide.  JOIN THE CROP Walk for Hunger!  October 13th, 2019 at 1:30 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

CROP Walk benefits throughout our nation who are experiencing hardships and disasters.  Sign up today to walk or sponsor a CROP Walker (a number of our Confirmation Students will be walking in the event as part of their confirmation service project)!  To take part, contact the Alice Nix at 751-7501 or Charee in the church office at 223-6091.

Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the East Parking Lot: Blessing of the Pets

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!

Chili Cook-Off/Movie/Game Night

Wednesday, October 16th starting at 5:30 p.m. in Ramstad Hall
The Membership Committee is sponsoring a chili cook-off in conjunction with a game/movie night on October 16th, 2019 in Ramstad Hall.  The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Members are encouraged to sign-up to make chili for the event.  Members may also sign-up to bring corn bread or other bread.  Prizes will be provided by Pastor Leanne in four categories—Best All-Around Chili, Spiciest Chili (must be edible), Most Original or Unusual Chili, and Healthiest Chili.  Chili cook-off   participants must have their chili at Ramstad Hall no later than 5:30 p.m.  Chili will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A methodology for awarding prizes will be developed prior to October 16th.  At 6:30 p.m. a movie will be shown for youth.  Any time after 6:30 p.m. games may be played.  Everyone (adults and youth) is invited to bring their favorite board game or cards for a card game (e.g. pinochle, whist, bridge—not poker).  Prizes for chili cook-off participants will be awarded after 7:00 p.m.  Everyone, members and nonmembers, is invited to attend.  Please bring your own drinks, chips, and snacks.  Bowls, plates, cups, and plastic spoons and knives will be provided.  Popcorn will be served in the movie room.


Bellringer's Bakery Caramel Roll Sale:  Sunday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m. in the Parlor

The Bellringer’s Bakery will be offering caramel rolls for sale on Sunday, October 6th.  The freshly baked rolls will be available in the Parlor after the service and we invite you to enjoy one as we gather or get “take-out” for that late afternoon craving.  Take-out orders for larger requests of eight or more may be arranged by calling or texting Lael at (701) 527-1953 by October 4th.  As always, the ringers appreciate your contributions as they prepare for their trip to Bellfest! 2020 in March.

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)

Medora Confirmation Retreat

Friday, October 25th-Saturday, October 26th

Meet at the church at 3:45 p.m.

Our Confirmation students are invited for a weekend retreat to learn how the Bible is a    cornerstone to our lives.  Grow in faith and discover how being a Christian really can make a difference in our communities and world.  Cost is $50.00.  $25.00 will be paid by the Christian Education Committee, $25.00 registration fee due by the Confirmand families! Registration, registration fee and Permission slips due to Charee by Monday,  October 14th! 

Wednesday, September 16th 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.

October's Speaker is Sue Skalicky.