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Upcoming Events
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WED
Revelation - It's Not the End of the World
1:30 PM
An 8 week study on the Book of Revelation.
Dining Room
String Band Practice
5:00 PM
Dining Room
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THU
Men's Bible Study
7:00 AM
Meet at the Rosenberger Residence
First Friends
10:30 AM
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept - at First United Methodist Church
Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct - at First Presbyterian Church
Charter for Compassion Meeting
11:30 AM
Dining Room
Women's Night Out
5:30 PM
Jan-Olive Garden; Feb-Fuji, March moved to March 31- Paco's, April - Aloha, May- Anna Thai, June - Coney McKane's, July-Il Forno, August-Taproot, Sept.-Beach House, Oct. - Doherty's, Nov. moved to Nov. 17-LSB
Presbyterians Today Magazine
currently offline
  • Easter
  • Easter
  • Easter
  • Easter
  • Easter
  • Easter
  • Easter
  • Palm Sunday
  • Prayer Shawls
  • Christmas Music Program 2015
  • Christmas Music Program 2015
  • Christmas Music Program 2015
  • Generations of Generosity Luncheon
  • Generations of Generosity Luncheon
  • Generations of Generosity Luncheon
  • Generations of Generosity Luncheon
  • Generations of Generosity Luncheon
  • Generations of Generosity Luncheon
  • Peace & Justice Sunday
  • Peace & Justice Sunday
  • Peace & Justice Sunday
  • Tower Ringers at Pentecost
  • String Band Showcase
  • Sound of Music Luncheon
  • Sound of Music Luncheon
  • Sound of Music Luncheon
  • Sound of Music Luncheon
  • Sound of Music Luncheon
  • Pathfinders
  • Pathfinders
  • Pathfinders Walk and Fellowship
  • Pathfinders Walk and Fellowship
  • Pathfinders Walk and Fellowship
  • Musicales
  • Musicales
  • Musicales
  • Musicales
  • Musicales
  • Musicales
  • Musicales
  • Feed My Starving Children Mission Project
  • Feed My Starving Children Mission Project
  • Church Street Walk
  • Church Street Walk
  • Welcome Rev. John Kay
  • Welcome Rev. John Kay
  • Back Row Singers
  • Stand Up For Grace African Craft Sale
  • Mitten Tree
  • Good Samaritan Volunteers
  • Good Samaritan Volunteers
  • Mission Saturday: Sangamon River Clean-Up
  • Mission Saturday: Sangamon River Clean-Up
  • Women's Night Out--Main Hangar Restaurant
  • Women's Night Out--Main Hangar Restaurant
  • Palm Sunday Bell Choir
  • Nursery
  • Confirmation Class
  • Hymnal Workshop with Mel Bringle
  • Children's Sermon
  • Spring Musicale String Band

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, which is located in downtown Decatur but draws its congregation from throughout the county. All 380 members are encouraged to take part in worship as lay leaders, greeters, musicians, and ushers.

First Presbyterian Church of Decatur is committed to loving witness to the church and community that all are welcome to worship, serve and share talents, passions and struggles.      It is the nature of God’s grace that we extend compassion and acceptance with a hospitable heart.  It is our vision and desire to grow and build relationships with all of God’s people where there are no boundaries of age, race, culture, socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.  

If you are seeking a place to call home, our hearts and doors are always open.

Mission, ministry and music are the common threads woven together at First Presbyterian Church. People of many backgrounds interweave their many talents to bring exciting life to our congregation. Musical talents play a major role in the rich diversity of our programs. All ages are also provided with opportunities for education and fellowship. Church school classes and adult education programs teach us the Good News of the Bible while soup suppers, potlucks, workdays, retreats, walkathons, to name just a few, bring us together to share in the Good News and to spread it to others.

Our congregation is a family that worships and prays together inside and outside the church walls.

  • We actively witness beyond ourselves through our common ministries.
  • We share in the joy of birth and the sorrow of death.
  • We care for and visit those with physical illnesses; we counsel and pray for those emotionally burdened.
  • We celebrate all aspects of God's gifts and use them to build a strong church family.

 

                           

Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church of Decatur Illinois
204 W. Prairie Ave
Decatur , Illinois 62523
Phone 217-429-4195
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