Community Involvement

First Presbyterian Church is involved in the charitable community in Regina, as well as in the wider social and cultural life of the city. 

CHARITY:

  • The Church provides meeting space to a number of groups such as local chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous, New Horizons and the John Howard Society. 

  • First 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 orders.

  • In 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.

CATHEDRAL VILLAGE:

  • First 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. 

MUSICAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS:

  • The Church also provides practice space for the Regina Community Orchestra 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.

  • Many 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 organizations.

SPORTS:

  • First Church’s gymnasium 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.