First Presbyterian Church 150th Anniversary

Special Events

Save the dates below and come be a part of our 150 year history!

Scottish Festival

October 23rd

Pipes and Drums, Shortbread and Bake Sale, Vendors, Live Music, Games, Community Involvement, Food Trucks and More!

Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartan  — livestream only

October 24th, 11:00 am

Enjoy the live Kirkin’ from the comfort of your own home this year! For COVID safety, in-person attendance is limited to participants in the service. For more information, or to watch online, please visit our Kirkin’ page.  

150th Anniversary of 1st Presbyterian Church


We are delaying our celebration until 2022 so we can gather and celebrate more freely!  

Past Events

The events below have already passed, but were livestreamed, so you can watch them online!

Organ Concert

August 29th

As the opening event in the First Presbyterian Sesquicentennial celebrations, we honor our strong musical tradition with an organ concert, featuring organists from our neighboring churches who have participated in many ecumenical events over the years.  

Brian Mathias, a Tabernacle Organist on Temple Square and former student of Larry Blackburn
Gabriele Terrone, our next door neighbor from the Cathedral of the Madeleine,
Chris Wootton from the Cathedral Church of St. Mark,
David Lines, former FPCSLC organist, now at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, San Bernardino, CA,
and of course, Larry Blackburn, FPCSLC organist, will perform and host.
 Watch online

Community Concert

October 2nd

Join the FPC Chancel Choir and friends for an evening of music in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City! Featuring the Westminster College Community Choir, Cantorum Chamber Choir, Lux Choral Society, the Salt Lake Chinese Choir, the FPC Bell Choir, and more.

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we are collecting donations and raising funds to put together homewarming kits for our neighbors transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. For more information or to participate, please visit the project page.

Watch online

Homewarming Kits for our Homeless Friends

In conjunction with our 150th Anniversary, First Presbyterian is partnering with other communities of faith to make “homewarming kits”—starter kits for people moving out of homelessness into studio apartments.  

This project, led by Pamela Atkinson and in partnership with local homeless shelter providers, will provide over 150 kits for families moving into homes.

For ways to donate check out: Homewarming Kits for our Homeless Friends

Virtual Tours of 1st Pres!

The following videos were created for the 2020 Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartan as a way to virtually welcome visitors to our church, since we were unable to do so in person. Join members and leaders of our congregation for a virtual tour of First Pres and a look at some of the specifics of our celebration of Reformation Sunday!

Virtual Tour – The Reformation Join Pastor Chris for a brief lesson on reformation history!

Virtual Tour – A Brief History of FPC SLC Accompany Pastor Steve on a brief tour of the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City, learning about the history of our congregation and our magnificent building!

Virtual Tour – The Banners of the Kirkin’ What do all those banners mean? Why is the Hamilton tartan used to make a St. Andrew’s cross? What does the cross that is also a sword mean? Join Deacon Mike Miller-Imperiale for an explanation of the banners seen at Kirkin and the confessions of faith that they represent.

Virtual Tour – Sermons in Glass Deacon Heather Knighton takes us on a tour of the sanctuary’s amazing stained glass windows!

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