Welcome to First Pres

First Presbyterian Church welcomes you to explore a deeper faith in Christ as you take part in the ministries here. Discover the joy and compassion we share as we:

  • Worship God, and share the joys and concerns of the world;
  • Learn to live Christ-centered lives at every stage of the journey
  • Connect with one another and our community in a spirit of care, belonging, and accountability;
  • Serve our neighbors in need near and far, helping the world to look more the way God wants;
  • Invite others into a deeper faith in Christ, who leads us into the world in service by the power of the Holy Spirit

Please explore our site to get to know us and contact us to learn more. Visit us in person when you’re ready. We’re honored to have you here!

What to Expect in our Worship Services

Many people first explore the life of a church by visiting a worship service. You have several choices as you consider what might best help you connect with Christ and the congregation here.

You are welcome to dress however you feel most comfortable for any worship service. On Sunday people tend to dress somewhat formally, with many men wearing jackets and women dresses, but you would not be the only one wearing shorts in the summer or jeans throughout the year. Third Thursday worshipers dress quite casually.

Traditional Services:

Regular worship schedule: 9:00 and 11:00 am, Sanctuary
Summer worship schedule: 10:00 am, Sanctuary

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month and baptisms are often celebrated on the second Sunday of each month. Fellowship is offered in the Great Room after both services.

Third Thursday Taize Service:

The Third Thursday Taize Service is an intimate worship experience in the beauty of the chapel. From 6:30 to 7:00 pm (on the third Thursdays of each month between September and May) participants sing and chant contemplative songs which help them connect with the peace and hope of the Gospel. The candlelight setting helps worshipers escape the pressures of their lives and connect them with the Prince of Peace.

Faith Building

We welcome children of all ages to worship every Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. (10 a.m. during the summer, at the playground). The beginning portion of the service is planned especially to encourage families to worship together. Children may stay for the entire service or go to Faith Building or Confirmation Class after the Word for Children (at the 9 a.m. service only).

  • Sunday School for ages 3 through 7th grade allows children to explore the day’s Bible story in thoughtful and age-appropriate ways and respond with conversation, activities, and often art.
  • Grades 5-7 begin to tackle more difficult subjects as they discuss the issues in their lives and learn how following God can help them make good choices.
  • Confirmation Class is a time for 8th graders to explore their faith, learn about the Christian and Presbyterian traditions, and grow in community with one another.

Contact Sarah Seccombe at sseccombe@firstchurchlf.org for questions regarding children through grade 4 and Jim Cochrane at jcochrane@firstchurchlf.org for questions about children in grades 5 through 12.

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