The Fondren Presbyterian congregation worships twice on Sundays.
At 11 AM the service combines traditional and eclectic elements and includes the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper each Sunday, August through June. Members of all ages participate in the liturgy.
Blessed with an exceptional choir and music staff, Fondren’s morning worship includes music of all kinds, from classical literature to spirituals to contemporary. The church adopted the Presbyterian hymnal, Glory to God, in 2015. Hymn singing is an important part of worship.
We welcome children in worship! At the 11 AM service there’s a Time with Children with a special message from the pastor or another leader. After the Time with Children, preschoolers may leave the sanctuary with a childcare volunteer and go to the preschool classroom for free play and a Bible story. Children in first grade and above remain for the worship service. A fully staffed infant nursery is available during services.
In the evening, THE 5:45 (Sundays year-round at 5:45 PM) offers a time of contemplation and prayer as preparation for the coming week. Contemplation involves periods of silence and stillness, engaging our hands and creative spirits in expressions of prayer, or music to lift our hearts. Our prayers focus on confession of our sins, anticipation of God’s forgiveness, petition to God for our families, neighbors, and our world, and thanksgiving to God for all God is and does for us and through us. Like all Christian worship, the goal of THE 5:45 is to draw us closer to God and open our hearts and lives to hear and encounter God’s word.
Fondren celebrates the liturgical seasons of Lent and Advent, as well as other significant days in the church calendar.
Living into our shared calling, Fondren Presbyterian Church welcomes and nurtures all children of God into the work of justice, reconciliation, and transformation of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.
Robert Bedinger, 1930-1934
Richard Cameron Lipsey, 1934-1942
J. Moody McDill, 1942-1966
Edwin R. Wilson, 1967-1977
Emett H. Barfield, 1978-1988
Rev. Diana Bell and Dr. Donald Bell, 1989-1994
James W. White, Jr., 1996-2006
Morris (Mat) Taylor, Jr., 2008-2014
Robert W. Lowry, 2017-