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Welcome visitors, friends and members!

Worship is the center of our common Christian life. In worship we praise God and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed through word, music and action. We lift our communal concerns to God in prayer. We experience the grace of God in the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper. We respond to God by joyful and faithful service in our community and in the world.

Sunday Services

From the second Sunday in September through the end of May, First Presbyterian Church worships at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Communion is celebrated at the 8:30 a.m. service every Sunday and the first Sunday of each month at the 11 a.m. service.

On Sundays during June, July, August and Labor Day weekend there is a single worship service at 10 a.m.  Communion is served on the first and third Sundays of these summer months.

We extend a special invitation to visitors to please join us for refreshments and fellowship after Sunday services.  Following the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services (10 a.m. in summer), we gather in the Yount Social Hall – exit the back of the sanctuary and take the stairs down one flight or exit the front right to use the elevator.  We look forward to meeting you!

Baptisms for both adults and children of believers are scheduled in consultation with the pastor.

If you are interested in serving as Liturgist during worship service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*** Childcare is offered during all worship services. *** 

Please ask an usher for a large-print bulletin or personal hearing assistance.

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Special Services for 2019

  • Ash Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday, April 19 at 12:00 p.m (prayer stations) and 7:30 p.m.
  • Easter, April 21 at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m
  • Christmas Eve, December 24 at 5:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Regular Services on Other Sundays During the Liturgical Year
with a Special Focus

  • Advent – the beginning of the church year, starting 4 Sundays before Christmas (November and December)
  • Epiphany Sunday (January)
  • Baptism of the Lord (January)
  • Transfiguration Sunday (February)
  • Heritage Sunday (February)
  • Pentecost Sunday (June)
  • Trinity Sunday (June)
  • World Communion Sunday (October)
  • Reformation Sunday (October)
  • Reign of Christ – the end of the church year (November)

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Worship

Join us for worship on Sundays at 8:30am with weekly Communion, and 11am with Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, Handbells, and Communion on the first Sunday of the month. 

WELCOME TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Are you interested in learning more about First Church? Check out our Visitor FAQs or contact the church office.

YOU'RE INVITED to become a member of First Presbyterian Church on the second Sunday of the month. Learn more if you are interested in Belonging to FPC.

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Children's and Youth Ministry

Children’s and Youth Ministry

We are thrilled to welcome Cali Bronkema as our new Director of Children's and Youth Ministry! Cali will be with us beginning on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Children's/Youth Choir will resume on Sunday, September 15 from 9:30am-10am upstairs in the Rally Room.

At First Church, we partner with families to guide and nurture children and youth, providing plenty of ways to encourage kids to know and follow Jesus Christ and be faithful members of his church. Learn how we approach spiritual development of children and youth.