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Sunday Schedule

10:30 AM Adult Worship
10:30 AM Children's Worship
11:30 AM Fellowship Time


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Celebrate the Vision

A program of food, fellowship and faith, Wednesdays:
4:00 PM Men's Bible Study
5:30 PM A community meal is served
6:15 PM Worship service


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Downtown Community Literacy Center

First Presbyterian Church has responded to the call to teach and empower illiterate adults in our community.


Special Lenten Offerings   lent 2014

Small Groups at FPC

Participants will meet in small groups to consider a topic in depth, using "Weavings", published by Upper Room, as the guide. This journal is written by an ecumenical selection of authors, thoughtful and directed toward the adult Christian. Contact the Rev. Mary Van Andel for more details.

    • Begins the Sunday after Ash Wednesday, February 22
    • Sign up to participate in a small group in the Gathering Space


"Will You Come and Follow Me?" Lenten Hymns Study

This class will take a look at the text of various Lenten hymns: "Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days," "Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)," "To God Be the Glory," "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," and "All Glory, Laud, and Honor." Each session will challenge adults to work through the meaning of the text and learn more about the hymn writers. They will also discover how the text relates to them today. Contact Dr. Patricia Stromsta for more details

    • Beginning Thursday, February 28 for 5 consecutive weeks, in Room # 129, the Choir Lounge (next to the choir room)
    • Come for a soup supper at 5:30 p.m. with the study beginning at 6:00 p.m.


Mental Health; Moving From Shame/Confusion to Understanding/Information

Mental health is a very important aspect of our overall health and wholeness, yet it is often overlooked or misunderstood. Mental health can also seem vague, am I depressed? Do I need help? Do I just need to pull myself up by my bootstraps?

Often people will not seek help, or discuss concerns about their mental health, because of fear of judgment, or of being labeled. Others may not seek help because they are not aware they need it, and loved ones don't know the warning signs of mental health issues.

The Health Ministry Committee invites you to participate in a three part series on mental health, beginning on February 15th. Read more...

This I Believe

...it helps me to think of God as a sculptor forming us out of the clay in His hands, breathing life into us and bestowing on this creature some element of His Deity.


Garrett Boresma

Seeking a Church Home

I chose the church  partially because of my Presbyterian background and my prior awareness of First Presbyterian Church, but more importantly because it represents a compatibility with my beliefs and values and deep commitment to social, financial and human justice. 

Sam Clark
On becoming a new member

We loved the church’s community involvement, the friendliness of the church family and the weekly teachings. We wanted to become part of that involvement and to have our children grow up in such a wonderful environment. 

Conrad & Erika Angell
On becoming new members

Professional Staff

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 Rev. Dr. Seth E. 
Head of Staff
 Rev. Mary T. 
Van Andel
Associate Pastor
 Dr. Patricia
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