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

YOU are invited!


     We know all of you have different needs in terms of what information you want to receive and how you want to receive it. Facebook, email, hard copy, phone call, website … all of these are tools we can use. The trick is to match your needs with the way information is delivered. 
     To that end, the communications committee is devising a way to gather that information. Keep your eyes peeled for this so you can let us know what works. Then we will do a six month trial where, using the preferences gathered from you all, we will put out more information (beyond Sundays and monthly newsletters) and see how that goes. 
     We will need your feedback and comments, so don’t hesitate to contact Dan McCue, chair, with thoughts throughout that six months.

2017 Summer and Fall Adult Christian Education

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming is about the refugee crisis in the Middle East. 

A late August or early September discussion time is planned. Check back here for more details as they become available.

...."is the incredible story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit."


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.   

Contact us! 

Church Phone:                                   (641) 236-6059

Email:                                             firstpresgrinnell@gmail.com

Web site:                                            www.fpcgrinnell.yolasite.com

Facebook:                                          "Like" us at      


Des Moines Presbytery:                       http://www.presbyteryofdesmoines.org

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

Sunday Morning

Worship:  10:30 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. for   Pre K-8th grades (last Sunday is May 21; reconvenes Sept. 10)

Choir: 9:15 a.m.  (reconvenes 9:15 a.m., August 20)

Coffee/Fellowship Time follows worship -- please plan to stay

Monthly Events

First Sunday:                                     Communion

Grocery items and paper products for MICA’S food pantry will be accepted any time with the first Sunday of each month designated as collection time.

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

College Student Lunch -- contact Tom Moore. 

Third Sunday:                                               All-church potlucks are held the third Sunday of each month following worship except in June, July, August and November.      

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

Please join us!

August Highlights   

August 16, 6:30 p.m.: Session meets

Late August/September: Discussion of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Food Recovery Network will be available on Tuesdays only through the summer serving at noon. It will resume three days a week on August 29

Tuesdays:  4:30 p.m. Prayer Time at the church

Fridays: Noon Lectionary Bible Study at the church led by Pastor Kirsten 

Church Newsletter

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

2017NewsletterAugust.pdf               2017Oct.-Dec.SundayServants.pdf

Church Mission Statement


Please view GALLERY OF PHOTOS for pictures of church activities.
Would you like an e-mailed copy of Pastor Kirsten's sermons? Please call the church office to be placed on the list.
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