2013 Harvest Dinner

The Harvest Dinner is an annual tradition planned by the church's Deacons. It features turkey and all the trimmings with side dishes and desserts brought by the congregational members.

The 2014 event is November 23 following worship. Once again it offers not only wonderful food but fellowship around the dining tables.

"With hearts full of your blessings, O God, we pour out our thanksgiving and praise.

Shape our lives by your wisdom and grace so that we may live with gratitude and generosity; all for your glory and the good of your world. Amen."


First Presbyterian Church of Grinnell is a community which seeks to pitch its tent where God is dwelling and where Christ is acting - i.e., in the world around us, wherever people need justice, love, the basic goods of life and  faith, and release from violence and oppression. 

Contact us! 

Church Phone:                                (641) 236-6059

Email:                                             http:// firstpresgrinnell@gmail.com

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Prayer is a vital part of the life of our church. YOU are important to the life of First Presbyterian Church of Grinnell.  If you have a prayer concern, please contact the pastor at the church office at 641-236-6059. Prayer requests can be concerns, needs, praises or thanksgivings.

If you so desire, your prayer concern can be placed on our prayer chain so members and friends of our congregation can pray for your needs. No prayer request is too small. 

Church Newsletter

Please click on the link below for our church's latest newsletter.


Upcoming Events

See you in Church on Sunday!  

Monthly Events

First Sunday: Communion

Second Sunday:                                   Offering for Heifer Project -- bring your quarters

College Student Lunch

Third Sunday:                                      Enjoy an all-church potluck following worship.                            Grocery items for MICA’S food pantry will also be accepted.

Last Sunday: Celebrate Birthdays of the month with a special cake.

Please join us!

Sunday Worship:  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School --  9:15 a.m.

Choir Rehearsal -- 9:15 a.m.

Your 2014 Elders and Deacons

Elders:  Linda Cranston, Susan McIntyre, Marta Miller, John Martenson, Tom Moore, Karen Phillips, Donna Ricks, Erik Simpson, and Rich Thorson 

Deacons:  Jim Ahrens, Dennis Day, Carey Krull, Janice Logan, Sara McCue, Kendall Nickle, Suzanne Redenius, Doty Stoker, and Linda Stoll  

   Needs Volunteers

Food Recovery Network is an organization which began in colleges on the East Coast to help take unserved food from the colleges’ dining services which would otherwise go to waste.  In late 2013 Dylan Bondy, a student at Grinnell College, organized a group of students as part of the FRN to help take unserved food from the college’s dining service, and repurpose it for distribution to hungry people in Grinnell.

First Presbyterian Church is partnered with the FRN at the college to serve as a distribution site on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of most weeks. Currently, recipients of the food are selected by MICA and given vouchers to present to pick up the food, which they take home to be reheated and served.

Volunteers are needed to help with the distribution and light clean up after, which takes just over an hour starting about 11:50 a.m. and finishing about 1:00 p.m.  If you are interested in helping with the distribution please contact David Cranston at 990-1610 or dccranston@outlook.com for more information.


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