first presbyterian church, clarksville, tennessee
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With Christ as our Savior and Guide, we seek to know God's love and share it with each other, our community and the world. We invite you to join us in this journey of discipleship!

We welcome visitors to join us for weekly services. Two services are held each Sunday morning at 8:30 am and 11:00 am respectively. Sunday School classes meet at 9:45 am.

Service Opportunities
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27

Please click here to see service opportunites.

Who We Are
Clarksville, Tennessee was incorporated in 1784. Dr. Gideon Blackburn, an itinerant Presbyterian minister, preached outdoors in a place south of Clarksville called Tompkins Grove. He organized First Presbyterian Church on May 25, 1822.

Today we have over 500 members worshipping God. We are part of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Here is a general guide to facts about the Presbyterian Church USA.

Dream Team Statement
Here is a statement by our Dream Team about the current condition of FPC Clarksville. The statement was adopted by Session at its April 19, 2015 meeting.

Click here to view an explanatory video (15 minutes) from Kerri Woodson, chair of the Dream Team.

"First Presbyterian Clarksville is an historic, downtown church with a strong commitment to service, that is transitioning into the 21st century in all aspects of church life while staying true to our timeless traditions. We are a church filled with caring people who love God and are striving to build their relationship with Christ. We are a church body that deeply believes in our mission statement: With Christ as our Savior and Guide, we seek to know God's love and share it with each other, our community and the world.

Our congregational health, however, mirrors the decline of the church in our current culture. In 2003 we averaged 299 in worship weekly, but by 2013 our average worship attendance had declined to 200. This decline is not just a number to us; it is personal. Throughout this decade, we have been affected by loss, grief, changes, and indecision. As a whole, we still have many wonderful, capable members who work to strengthen the church and spread the Word of God. Over the years these members have gravitated toward niches of interest and drifted away from a cohesive vision. Our dream is to enhance the works already taking place, encourage the involvement of others, and work together towards a more focused vision."


Hospitality Dinner, July 20, 5:30pm

  • All new members and visitors are cordially invited to a casual fellowship dinner on Wednesday, July 20, in the church's fellowship hall, located in the lower level of the church.
  • Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m..
  • The dinner is free and children are welcome. Please RSVP to Beth Glover at 317-503-5860 or Kelly Duncan at 931-220-0581 by July 13.
  • You won't want to miss this fun opportunity for food and fellowship!
Summer Worship Hours, 10am, 5/29/2016 to 9/4/2016

  • Our morning worship schedule will change to 10:00am from Memorial Day to Labor Day this year
  • Sunday School will meet 9:00am
  • New summer schedule begins on May 29 and will continue through September 4
Dave Ramsey FPU Class, Starts June 16, 2016

Mark Your Calendars! VBS 2016, June 26-30, 6-8pm


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City Church - Sunday Evening Worship

2014 sunday worship


Join us!

  • Sunday nights, 5 pm to 6 pm in the chapel
  • Contemporary worship with informal sermon
  • Child care provided on as needed basis - please notify church office by Friday morning prior to Sunday service
Upcoming Events / Calendar

The upcoming events and the monthly calendar can be found on this month's newsletter.