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.
On Sunday, December 18 please join u s for the 10:30 a.m. Christmas Music Program. The Sanctuary choir will present a wide variety of musical offerings accompanied by piano, handbells, and other instruments. The narration, written by our own Rick Koetje, brings us a fresh and uplifting perspective on the traditional parts of the Christmas Story. NOTE: This is the only service being offered on December 18.
On Sunday, December 18, First Presbyterian will be joining First United Methodist, First Lutheran, Central United Methodist, House of Miracles, Salvation Army, St. John's Episcopal, and St. Peter's AME for the 2016 Church Street Christmas Church Tour. There will be music, history, beautifully decorated sanctuaries, light refreshments, and warm, inviting smiles. The tour is from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. You may walk, drive, or ride the Trolley for free to each church.
December 24, 2016
7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
December 25, 2016
10:30 a.m. Christmas Service
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