Eastertide Sermon Series Features Nobel Peace Prize Winners     

     Bertha von Suttner was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. She worked tirelessly to organize an international peace movement in the late 1800s.                                                  Jane Addams was an activist and reformer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was a social worker and founder of Hull House in Chicago.                                                                                  Archbishop Desmond Tutu received the prize in 1984 for his work in opposing apartheid, as well as working for the rights of many people and groups around the world.                                             Mairead Corrigan won the prize in 1976 for peace work in Northern Ireland. 

PRAYER is a vital part of the life 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.  

  A Time to Pray          

Every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., a small group gathers to spend time in prayer. Others are always welcome. The format is quite simple and the form is silent prayer. Even if you don’t usually pray or aren’t sure how, you are welcome to come see what it’s like! 

The group meets in the library. This is a “drop in” group. Come whenever you can.   

Sunday Morning
Worship:  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. for Pre K-8th grades

Choir: 9:15 a.m.    


First Presbyterians -- members and friends -- worship together at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings!                      

     YOU are invited!  

Monthly Events

First Sunday: Communion

Grocery items for MICA’S food pantry will be accepted any time as the need is great, but the first Sunday will now be the MICA collection time.

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

College Student Lunch -second Sunday of each month; contact Tom Moore.

Third Sunday:                                               All-church potlucks are held the third Sunday of each month following worship.       

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

Please join us!

Church Newsletter

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


Church Mission Statement



May 1, Wear work clothes to worship as a church cleaning day is planned.

Tuesdays:  4:30 p.m. Prayer Time 

Fridays: Noon Lectionary Bible Study with Pastor Kirsten 

Food Recovery Network: 12:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Contact us! 

Church Phone:                 (641) 236-6059

Email:     firstpresgrinnell@gmail.com

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Des Moines Presbytery Facebook:                   https://www.facebook.com/dmpresbytery 

Recipes from the past

Please e-mail the church office or give Sheryl a copy of your recipe and a brief history of it as she is planning to create a recipe book and have it ready for distribution by the middle of May. Deadline for submission: May 6.

                         Thank you!

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