Gatherings & Events

Organ Concert

James Welch

Pipe Organ Concert
Saturday, September 9 at 6pm
FPC Sanctuary

Join us as James Welch of Santa Clara University plays our recently installed Murray M. Harris pipe organ.
Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken.

UPDATE: El Dorado Street May Be Closed

As you may know, there has been ongoing roadwork on El Dorado for several weeks, and it happens that on Saturday El Dorado may be closed in both directions from Abrego/Munras to Alta Mesa.

How To Access FPC Monterey

The church entrance across from Alta Mesa will be open. (The 2nd driveway — nearest the bottom of El Dorado — will not be accessible.) To access the open driveway, take one of these routes:

  • Don Dahvee Lane (off Munras Avenue), and left onto Alta Mesa Road.
  • OR Via Mirada (near the West entrance of MPC), and right onto El Dorado.

Both these routes will lead you to the upper driveway of FPC. See maps below.


If the parking lot is full, parking on the street will be the only option. The Dental Group lot will be also blocked by construction. The Monterey Police Dept. has been informed of the situation but please try to obey all parking signs on the streets.


 Concert route map 1
Concert parking map 2
Click here to see photos and read more about FPC Monterey’s organ.

VNA Grief Support Group

VNA Grief Support Group

This group meets at 6:30pm on the first and third Wednesdays in the Conference Room.  The group is facilitated by Rev. Mick Erickson, VNA Hospice Chaplain.

Sunday School for Children

Sundays • 10:00am

If you want your young ones to enjoy learning about the Bible, bring them to our Lighthouse Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Children in Preschool – 5th grade enjoy lessons based on the scriptures used in worship. Sign in at the Children’s Ministry table in the courtyard.

Contemporary Worship

Sundays • 9am

The first service, which begins at 9:00 am is a contemporary approach to worship. It engages more contemporary forms of music and liturgy. Guitar, drum, and vocals blend with the congregation’s voice to praise God and respond to the Gospel message.

Traditional Worship

Sundays • 11:00am

At our 11:00 service you will find a liturgy and a music program that defines the best in historic forms of Presbyterian and Christian worship. The organ thunders and the choir lifts the congregation in joyful music. The liturgy is familiar, comfortable and intuitive.

Youth Sunday School

 Middle School Sunday School – 10:00-10:50 on Sundays
 Grab some donut holes in the courtyard and then meet in the Youth Room for a bible study with leaders Kimberley Kalin and Susan Weir.

High School Sunday School is on hiatus. High schoolers are welcome to attend one of the adult class offerings during Lent.

Bell Choir Rehearsal

Thursdays • 5:30pm

Meet in Fellowship Hall for rehearsal which begins promptly at 5:30pm.  Interested in becoming a bell ringer?  Contact John Koza.


Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursdays • 7:15pm • Sanctuary

The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings.  The group takes a summer break from mid-June through mid-August.  In addition to enhancing our worship services with beautiful music, they present an annual concert featuring great classical choral works as well as popular hymns.


Fair Trade Coffee Sale

Fair Trade Coffee Sale

Every 3rd Sunday • 10:00am

Our Mission Committee offers Equal Exchange fair trade products for sale. Proceeds support the work of small farmers and their families. Look for the Equal Exchange table in the courtyard.

Monterey Meditation Group

Monterey Meditation Group

The group meets every Thursday at 7:00pm for meditation. At 8:00pm the group views excerpts from the video series: “The Spiritual Journey” by Contemplative Outreach featuring the teaching of Father Thomas Keating on centering prayer. All are welcome to join the group. For more information, contact Janet Hoffman at