2015 Commitment Card: PLEASE COMPLETE!We serve our congregation as well as the community and its non-profit organizations. Completing the commitment card every year helps us estimate what needs to be done, and we need your help! Click the banner above to download the card.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen is a More Light congregration.As a More Light congregation, the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen welcomes all who would freely serve our Lord.
PASS IT ON: Please help us fix Dakota's heartDakota Ptak was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) at 22 weeks, and on January 1, 2014 she was born. Two days later, she went through her first open heart surgery. Dakota spent 16 days at Boston Children's Hospital, but she will need to return in several months to undergo a second surgery. Jess and Jay Ptak need our help. Please click on Dakota's picture above and pass the YOUCARING.COM fundraiser link to anyone you know in hopes to help us raise enough money to cover her medical expenses, prescription medications, etc.
The LINUS Project (Orange County Chapter)The Linus Project supplies children who are ill, displaced, or traumatized by some tragic event, with a homemade blanket. The blankets can be sewn, knit, or crocheted. The Orange County Chapter meets at the Wallkill Community Center, Wes Warren Drive, Middletown, NY. (behind Cosimos, off Rt. 211 E). Click on the logo above for more information.
October 2014 Tower TieThe latest Tower Tie has been posted online. Download the Acrobat file to your tablet or personal computer by clicking the image above.
Church World Service: Blankets+ ProgramPlease contact Fran Hoffman if you wish to make a group contribution through the church. You may also go to the Church World Service website by clicking the LOGO above to read more about the program.
All Are Welcome!
What We Believe
We are a congregation of all ages and diverse gifts, united by faith in Jesus Christ and committed to living out the Good News of his love in word and action.
What to expect when you come to our church…
The center and core of our faith is our commitment to God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Our faith is based on our belief that in Jesus Christ, God has good news for the world, and that our best way of living out that good news is in loving one another as Christ has loved us. Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we shall seek to use our gifts through worship, ministry, and mission, to gather the Church in from the world, to continue to nurture one another, to serve a world still broken, and to exemplify through common values and purposes Christian discipleship to the greater glory of God.
In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expresses the faith of the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God, who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God’s sovereignty are other great themes of the Reformed tradition:
+ The election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation;
+ Covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according to the Word of God;
+ A faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation;
+ The recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God.
Our goal is to be a distinctly Christian, warmly loving, caringly involved, and welcoming family of faith! As a More Light congregation, the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen welcomes all who would freely serve our Lord.
In 1620, as he sent the Pilgrims on their way, Pastor John Robinson said, “We limit not the truth of God to our poor reach of mind-crude, partial, and confined. No let a new and better hope within our hearts be stirred, for God hath strongyet more light/strong and truth to break forth from the Word.”
If you have any additions, questions, recommendations, or edits to this website, please e-mail Pastor Kingsley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!