Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Holland Patent website. We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Synod of the Northeast, Presbytery of Utica, a 2.5 million member denomination with over 11,000 congregations of all sizes in every state. Our roots lie in the Reformed branch of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. We worship a sovereign God whose gracious love is real and made visible in Jesus Christ. The word "Presbyterian" means we are a church governed by elected elders, both women and men. Presbyterians love a democratic form of church government, a dignified yet spiritual act of worship, an emphasis on educating the mind as well as reaching the spirit. We are ecumenical in sacrament and service.
Worship is the central act of the church. We enjoy a traditional Presbyterian order of worship, which moves the congregation from Preparation for God's Word through praise and confession, to Proclamation of God's Word in scripture and sermon, to Response to God's Word in affirmation, offering, prayer and service. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is celebrated the First Sunday of each month and on other special occasions. It is open to baptized Christians of any church.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Good News that compels us to be invitational and open to all. We are glad God has led you here.
Susan Poole Solomon
Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.