About Us About Us First Presbyterian Church - Pottstown, PA

Who are we?

We are “four generations of Christians seeking together to grow deeper in Christ to reach farther in love.”  

What does that mean?

  • Four generations of Christians:  We are a truly multigenerational congregation that delights in the blessing and challenge of four generations worshipping, learning, living, and serving together.
  • Seeking together:  We are seekers, filled with questions, coming from many backgrounds, perspectives, school districts, communities, but united by our common faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to discern and do God’s will.
  • To grow deeper in Christ:  If we have been living ‘in Christ’ for a long time, or if we have only recently awakened to life in him, there is always ‘room to grow.’ We seek to deepen our friendship with Christ, so that his image can grow more visible in us. Spiritual formation can happen at age 3 or 13 or 93; it can happen in small groups or classrooms, on a construction site or in the kitchen, and around here, by God’s grace, it does – for childrenyouth and adults.
  • To reach farther in love:  “God calls us to be the church, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil.” So we are always listening for directions about where God wants us to go and what God wants us to do in our neighborhood, in our town, in our nation, and in our world.

First Presbyterian Church has been trying to live the good news in Pottstown since before the Civil War! The congregation began in 1848, and has persevered in the faith through times of prosperity and times of peril. Today we are strengthened by a past that we honor and cherish, but we live towards the future God has in store for us. We are eager to see what God will do in and through us next!