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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.


Holy Week Activities

    He has risen!

 March 29

10:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday
Sunday Worship


April 2

7:00 p.m. 

Maundy Thursday
Worship service / Communion
Preaching: The Reverend Dr. Seth Weeldreyer

April 3

7:00 .pm.

Good Friday
Worship service

 April 5

10:30 a.m

Easter / Resurrection of the Lord
Worship service / Communion
Preaching: The Reverend Dr. Seth Weeldreyer


Special Lenten Offerings

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


Adult Lenten Study of Hymns 

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.


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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