OUR TEAM                         MEMBERSHIP
 
Welcome to FPC Newark’s website. We are a church located in in East Bay of Northern California and we hope that you come by and visit. Our vision at FPC Newark is, That as followers of Jesus Christ, we will love God, build up others and share our faith.”
 
We hope you will come and visit our wonderful community of faith, which is open to all. We want to make a difference in your life and in our neighborhood and in our world.We encourage you to take a look around this site to find out more about our church family and the ministries that we offer. 
 
facebook 
Come Visit
35450 Newark Blvd. Newark, Ca 94560
 
Sunday Worship:        
9am | Traditional Service – 10:30am | Contemporary Service
 
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday | 9am-1pm
510.797.8811
Our History
First Presbyterian Church of Newark (FPC Newark) has been a part of the community for over 100 years, demonstrating the Lord’s word to the people of the Tri-City area of Fremont, Newark and Union City, California. Organized on July 23, 1894, the “Church on the Corner” continues to serve the community as a place of worship and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.”
What We Believe

FPC Newark is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). You can read their statement of faith by clicking here.

You can also learn more about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and what we believe in regarding specific things by clicking here.

The Lingo
How to speak Presbyterian, here are some helpful description of words that are used but might not be easily understood. These were taken from the PCUSA website and you can find more by clicking here
 
Session
This is the group of people, elected by the congregation, who make the decisions for the running of the local church. In some churches this group is called the “church council.”

 

Elders
The session is composed of elders. This doesn’t have to do with age so much as those who are considered competent and wise enough to make good decisions. There are two kinds of elders, “ruling elders” and “teaching elders.” The ruling elders come from the congregation and are elected to serve in three-year cycles. The teaching elder is the pastor. This person is called a teaching elder because a pastor has to go to many schools to get the education to preach and teach proper doctrine.

 

Book of Order
This is the rule book for the Presbyterian Church. It contains the guidelines for church life, including structure, worship and collective action. It not only tells us how to do things but also explains why. It was developed and can be modified by the General Assembly, with the ratification of a majority of the presbyteries.

Calvin and Knox
In the Presbyterian Church you will hear “Calvin Church,” “Calvin this-and-that,” as well as “Knox Church,” etc. John Calvin was a French Reformer who followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther in the 1500s. He gave us the theological foundations for our church, so we have named a lot of things after him. John Knox was a Scottish preacher who brought the teachings of John Calvin to Scotland and got the Presbyterian Church going in that country, so we have named a lot of things after him too.