News & Events at FPCR

Advent Recitals » Wednesdays at Noon

Please join us for our Advent recital series each Wednesday at Noon.

December 6 - Jerry & Paula Stephens
December 13 - Chris Widomski
December 20 - Dr. Grady Coyle

See the full Advent schedule

Longest Night Service » Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.

Advent is certainly an appropriate time for joy, but for many, it is also a season that brings forth difficult memories or sadness. If someone is already struggling with financial problems, broken relationships, unresolved grief — he or she is likely to find further alienation in the relentless joy and cheer of the Christmas season, particularly as it is often misconstrued in television specials and marketing campaigns. 

To address these pastoral concerns, we will observe a "Longest Night" service on Thursday, December 21, at 8 p.m. December 21 is the beginning of winter — and the longest night of the calendar year. If you or someone you know has experienced loss, please join us for this service of healing.

Warm Clothes for Christmas

The Mission Ministry will be collecting sweatshirts and hoodies during Advent season for distribution to the RISD Clothes Closet, neighborhood schools, and The Network. Throughout Advent please bring your purchases to worship for the children to collect and place under the Chrismon Tree.

We will also be collecting warm coats for One Man's Treasure. This group provides clothes and services for men who have recently been released from prison and was a favorite charity of Ernie Gotts.  Our collection will run from November 26 to December 31.  Please look for the baskets around the church to place your gently used or new coats.

Disaster Buckets and Kits - Thank You!

Thanks to the generous donations of money, materials, shopping, and assembly work by FPC and First Friday folks, we were able to build 33 cleanup buckets and 160 hygiene kits for disaster assistance! The buckets, kits, and overflow materials were delivered on October 16 to the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center near Little Rock, Arkansas. The DAC partners with Church World Service and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to receive these “Gift-of-the-Heart” kits and ship them to disaster-impacted areas.


Associate Pastor Search

With Rev Bev riding off into the sunset, we are excited to find a new Associate Pastor at FPC Richardson.  If you know someone that would be a good fit or if you are interested yourself, please contact us at

View our official Ministry Information Form on the PCUSA website

Register at Kroger's and Amazon for FPCR

Don't forget that you can register for a percentage of your purchase at Kroger's and Amazon to come to FPCR, with those funds earmarked for the renovations. Sign up at your local Kroger supermarket near you and on for the Amazon Smiles program. Call the office if you have questions.

Fit for Life - Chair Aerobics

Come exercise with your friends at church! Elaine Hosage will be leading classes every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and come join us in the Chapel for a 45 minute workout.

Welcome to FPCR

This historic congregation is committed to worshiping God, nurturing God’s people, and serving in our community and beyond. We're serious about the Lord's work, but we have fun doing it. Come and see!

Whether you're a disciplined follower of Jesus Christ or just seeking new ways to grow spiritually, we'd be honored to share the journey with you. Together, we can help each other take the next step. We invite you to be our guest as we explore and embrace God’s call to mission and ministry.

Pastor David

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