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Faith Formation

There is always something happening at First Presbyterian Church.....there is a variety of opportunities to serve, grow, be nurtured, create relationships and connect with others.

Whether you are a member, friend of the congregation, or a visitor, we invite you to participate in congregational life, spiritual formation, and other activites at First Presbyterian Church.

INTERGENERATIONAL Faith Formation Opportunities: 

We provide a variety of activities, programming, and serving opportunities throughout the year that bring everyone together to connect with God, connect with each other, and to connect with nature as we grow together in our faith journey. 

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First Presbyterian Youth 

ALL of our children at First Presbyterian are loved and valued by God and we want to reflect this by offering Faith Formation opportunities.  Visit our Children's Education page or contact us to learn more about our youth Faith Formation opportunities.

A Time to PLAY!

This year’s Faith Formation theme is “A Time to Play!” We will focus on rhythms of rest, work, and play to promote a sustainable way of life in our church and at home in order to more faithfully follow Jesus. On Sunday mornings we will be using a curriculum called “Follow Me” which focuses on spiritual practices –such as practicing JOY and HOSPITALITY for 4-6 weeks at a time. For more info on any of the following programs, contact Sara at

Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women is a church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women. This organization gives strong support to the mission of the denomination and determines its own leadership, program, and budget. Its purpose is to nurture faith through prayer and Bible study; to support the mission of the worldwide church; to work for justice and peace; and to build an inclusive, caring community of women in faith.

Want to know more? Visit the National Presbyterian Women Webpage 

Presbyterian Women Circles
A “circle” is a group of Presbyterian Women who meet on a regular basis for prayer, study, community building, giving, and fellowship. All of our circles support local charities and mission, and warmly welcome new members.

We have two PW circles at First Presbyterian Church:

Naomi Circle
Mary Circle

Contact us for more information on PW Circles

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Spiritual Nurture Group

Tuesdays (Sept-May) at 10:00am in the WellSpring Room (Lower Level across from the kitchen).

We seek to provide a safe place for women to share life's challenges and joys.  We would love   to have you join us! Please contact Sara Gannon for more information.


Teams & Committees

Along with many Faith Formation opportunities, First Presbyterian has many committees and Teams that are involved is projects within the church, the Community both near and far.


We are part of the JONAH network, Race Amnity Interfaith Network, and we are a Matthew 25 and Earthcare Congregation.  


If you would like anymore information on any of our initiatives please reach out and contact us with any questions.   Or fill out our volunteer form to get involved.

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Synod School

Open for all who would like to come and enjoy each other's company while being Creative in you're own way!

Join us in the fellowship Hall for a time to create.


Every Second Saturday from 10:00am-12pm & Every Fourth Friday from 12pm-2pm (Feel free to bring your lunch as well)

Bring your own craft, no need to register.


*If you would like to learn a specific craft please contact the office and Rebecca will try to set you up with a mentor to teach you!


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Want to learn to play Dungeons and Dragons?


Beginning July 9th "Session Zero" will meet every other Sunday afternoon and learn to play D&D.1pm-3pm in the Fireside room at First Presbyterian.



New players will team up with experienced players to  go through step by step of making your characters, back stories, learning the rules (5e) and playing the game. We will also play a campaign together. 


*Please know it is very important to try and be available for as many sessions as possible as your campaign group will depend on your character once we start playing.  If you know of any dates you will not be available, just let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.


Please sign up with the office, on our website, or with Ryan Poquette so that we can be prepared. 


No supplies required*If you have already a dice set, pencil, folder/notebook  or rulebook, these would be very helpful


Presbyterian Men

Our Early Bird Men's Breakfast Group typically meets on Tuesday mornings at 8:00am at Randy's Restaurant on MacArthur Ave. 

Contact us for more information on the men's group

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Coffee & Conversation

Each First & Third Thursday of the Month from  10am-12pm Everyone is welcome to join us in the Fellowship hall for Coffee & Conversation

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Synod School

This one-of-a-kind program offers a multitude of learning, worship, and personal enrichment opportunities for all ages. Synod School is a midsummer ministry of the Synod of Lakes & Prairies that is held each July at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA.

It is a place where you…
…learn something new
…experience hospitality and grace
…stretch your mind and your faith
…leave spiritually and personally renewed!

Many attendees consider it to be the best week of the summer.

Every year we have  several participants from First Presbyterian Church, including some who lead classes and activities.

Visit the Synod of Lakes and Prairies site for more information, course descriptions, fee schedule, housing information and more. 


“The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times”

By Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams You are invited to join Sherry Macaul, Jan Frase and Shannon Berger as we explore the questions of what is the science of hope, if there is hope for our world and what gives us hope for the future of our children and grandchildren.

We will meet on Sundays, July 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th Following worship in Fellowship Hall

A light lunch will be provided

Our discussion will be based on “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times” where Jane Goodall and Dan Abrams talk about the climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval and discuss Jane’s “4 Reasons for Hope.”

Questions include: “How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action?” Hope does still exist. This book will help guide us to it.

This discussion is relevant for both youth and adults. We would like you to come and discuss so we may find hope together.


There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex and an opportunity to purchase a soft-cover book for$15.00 each. Shannon has only 7 more books ordered that should be here about June 13th .Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you would like to purchase one of these books. Books may be purchased at local bookstores or on Amazon or you might be able to check it out from the library if it is not already checked out.

We especially need you to sign-up so we know how many to plan on for lunch. Friends and family are welcome to join us. Please remember to sign them up on the sheet too.

For questions or more information, contact The office, Sherry Macaul or Shannon Berger 

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