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The great ends of the church are the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind; the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God; the maintenance of divine worship; the preservation of the truth; the promotion of social righteousness; and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.


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First Presbyterian Church Celebrates 200th Anniversary

            The year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church in Covington. Although Presbyterian services took place in Covington as early as 1777, the church was officially organized under the leadership of Dr. John McElhenny of the Presbytery of Lewisburg in Virginia (now in West Virginia) in July of 1819.

            The main celebration of the anniversary will be the weekend of September 28th and 29th. Because this is such a remarkable time and achievement in the life of the church, there will be other special events planned through the entire year.

            As part of the year-long celebration, Music on the Corner will present 12 concerts or recitals, having one each month. 


The concert is free and open to the public. Those attending are invited to bring boxed or canned food or a monetary gift to benefit local food pantries supported by the church.

First Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Maple Avenue and Locust Street in downtown Covington. The accessible entrance is on Locust Street.