Presbyterian Church is involved in the charitable community
in Regina, as well as
in the wider social and cultural life of the city.
Church provides meeting space to a number of groups such
as local chapters of Alcoholics
Anonymous, New Horizons and the John Howard Society.
Presbyterian Church is also a pick up and order centre
for the Regina and District
Food Bank, and its congregation provides food donations to
the Food Bank throughout the year. Food Bank
Sunday is the last Sunday of every month, and the
congregation provides non-perishable food items regularly
from its monthly collection to support the work of the Regina
and District Food Bank. In addition, emergency assistance
in the form of Safeway (13th Avenue) Food Gift
Certificates to the desperate, and City Transit tickets are
also provided to assist needy people in immediate crisis,
or to assist them to get to the Food Bank to pick up their
addition, First Church is a contributing member of the
Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry
and a contributing and working member congregation of the
Interdenominational Sunday Lunch Auxiliary providing assistance
to the Salvation Army's Waterston House, feeding the homeless
and disenfranchised people of the City.
Church is a member of the area comprising “the Cathedral
Village”, and as such, participates
in its many festivals and activities throughout the year. During
the spring Cathedral Village Festival, a number of musical
events are hosted at First Presbyterian Church.
AND CULTURAL EVENTS:
Church also provides practice space for the Regina Community
and is a popular acoustic space for hosting many concerts,
piano and other instrumental recitals, choral concerts, as
well as being a venue for the Regina Music Festival competitions
and the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations.
The National Youth Choir
gives concerts at the church, as does the Regina Philharmonic
Chorus, the University of Regina Chamber Choir, the Elizabethan
Singers, and various other community musical groups.
groups use the facility to make music recordings, taking
advantage of the Church’s
superior acoustics, peaceful atmosphere, beautiful interior
and excellent grand piano and organ.
In keeping with our Church
of Scotland roots, The Fraser Pipe Band practices each week
in the Church gymnasium, and the Church hosts a Robert Burns
event and also plays host to The Son’s Of Scotland annual
Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan church service in the Sanctuary.
A dance troupe, and the
Buffalo Gals Baton Twirling Club also practice weekly in
the Church gymnasium, as do various other cultural and sporting
is popular for soccer, as a number of teams
practice and play indoor soccer from September through May,
and a number of soccer coaching clinics take place at
the church facility.