First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida (FL), USA

First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, Sarasota – Origin:

1950:
The current sanctuary was built.

1954:
The congregation voted to relocate the church school section to the East Courtyard at the rear of the original sanctuary, add a second story to the relocated section, air-condition the worship building, and construct a manse south of the Sanctuary.

1956:
In addition to the approximately five hundred members, the church provided services for hundreds of tourists during the winter season.

1970:
A second manse was purchased across the street.

First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, Sarasota – Mission:
Called to faithfully serve the Lord Jesus Christ, giving glory to God.

First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, Sarasota – Vision:
To be a leading, faithful, witnessing, diverse, and growing community of God’s people.

First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, Sarasota – Core Values:

Leading:
Have an ongoing tradition of leadership in the community. Committed to meeting the ever-changing spiritual and physical needs of the community.

Faithful:
Dynamic community of faith—reformed and always reforming. Strives to be faithful managers of the gifts that God has provided for them.

Witnessing:
Through compassionate service and working for justice, share the hope we have in Jesus Christ, seeking to become spiritual partners with their neighbors.

Diverse:
As a community of Jesus Christ, unconditionally welcome all people in the manner of our Lord and Savior.

Growing:
Seek spiritual growth for children and adults through prayer, the teaching and study of Scripture, and the sharing of thier faith’s journey.

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