First Presbyterian Church | Visitors
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At FPCLR, we welcome you with open hearts and minds. With close to 200 years in continuous worship, we are and continue to be a beacon in the downtown Little Rock community and would love for you to help us continue our mission as followers of Christ.

Getting Involved

There are many ways to be a part of the community at FPCLR. Whether serving on a committee, our church session, Sunday school activities, or participating in Sunday worship, there are ways for everyone to get involved.


Committees at FPCLR that are deeply involved with the church and community. Listed below are some of the ways visitors and congregants alike are encouraged to participate in the life of the church. If you’re interested in participating, please reach out to us for more info at
○ Congregational Care
○ Community Witness
○ Worship
○ Property
○ Stewardship
○ Education


Our session, selected by congregational members, serves as the governing body of our church. As a part of the Reformed Tradition, elders are elected and govern the individual church locally.

Session members are elected for three year terms, and are comprised of three individuals in each class.

Outside of our walls, FPCLR has served the Presbytery of Arkansas faithfully and functions as a part of the Synod of the Sun.

What it means to be Presbyterian

The following is taken from our national church website, more information can be found here

Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin are still at the core of Presbyterian beliefs.  Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. What these tenets mean is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job — ministers and lay people alike — to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.

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