8:30 AM  - CHAPEL

In May 1866 the first Protestant sermon in the Livermore Valley was preached to several pioneering families in the valley by Rev. W. W. Brier, an iterant pastor. This small group of faithful worshipers grew until in 1871 the First Presbyterian Church was established in Livermore.

We believe that faith is a journey and that ours is a church that embraces people wherever they are on that journey! We celebrate the reality that our community of faith is made up of people who have different perspectives and life experiences, and are united in our desire to understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

First Presbyterian Church offers its historic chapel built in 1874 on the corner of 4th and K Streets for intimate weddings or special services, with seating for 96.

The elegance and majesty of our wood-paneled sanctuary, at the corner of 4th and L Streets, offers a unique setting. It features beautiful faceted glass windows and a pipe organ, and seats 450 guests. This is where we have our Sunday services, memorial services, weddings and our very special Christmas eve services.

The regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the presbytery. A presbytery consists of the ministers in its area plus an equal number of elder commissioners elected by the sessions of its churches.

Since earliest times, bells in church towers have been rung to call parishioners to worship and to celebrate or announce services and special events such as weddings and funerals.

Many years ago when the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore worshiped in what is now our historic chapel, Session considered installing a pipe organ. This was not financially possible, so the Church's first organ was a single-manual Everett Orgatron purchased in 1942 with a memorial gift.

The Commemorative and Endowment Funds Committee, under the supervision of the session, direct the investment and use of gifts given to each of three different funds.