The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove

An Open and Affirming Church


Seeing Is Believing: The Conversion of Peter and the Work of God

Remembering how Thomas was unconvinced of the resurrection of Jesus until he saw, with his own eyes, the wounds on Jesus’ hands and feet, and the gash in his side, to experience the bodily risen Jesus, I was struck again with the physicality of our texts. Peter healed the crippled beggar on his way into the Temple, but he proclaimed the source of the healing to be the power of God through faith in the name of Jesus, the resurrected Christ. With conviction Peter described how Jesus had been turned over to the Roman authorities and then crucified, a most brutal form of death.

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Welcome to First Presbyterian! As Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove, I welcome you to this site and to our church. We hope you will visit this site often and will also want to join us for Sunday morning worship or for some of our many other programs, ministries and events throughout the year. I know you will find among us a diverse and vibrant group of people working to make a difference in our world and community…As an open and affirming church we believe that ALL people are children of God. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the rich diversity and boundless gifts of all God’s children.Hope you can join us! If I can answer any questions about our church please feel free to contact me directly at,
Rev. Betsy Simpson – Pastor
 Betsy Simpson

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