October 2019  
  • Peacemaking Award
  • Gun Violence Prevention Webinar
  • Bundled Bottoms Diaper Project
  • Bundled Bottoms Diaper Project
  • Readers Theater "Story of Ruth
  • Easter Sunday
  • 1st Pres String Band at Library
  • Adult Education Class
  • Choir Picnic
  • Celtic music
  • Children's Time with 1st Pres String Band
  • Praying with Jean
  • Communion
  • Blessing Prayer Shawls
  • Tower Ringers
  • Children's Time with Victor
  • Children's Church School
  • Hat/mitten tree
  • New Song Worship

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), located in downtown Decatur, Illinois.  We welcome all who visit and all who feel called by God to join our congregation, regardless of age, race, culture, socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.  We are grateful for members who are involved as teachers and church officers, including LGBTQ persons.  We recognize the right of all people to marry, including same-gender couples.  All are welcome.

As faithful followers of Jesus Christ in this modern world, we strive to seek justice, spread kindness, and embrace inclusion.  We work toward these goals through worship, service, mission, stewardship, education, and fellowship.  Please browse the VISITORS tab to learn more about us and our goals, programs, and services.  Feel free to check out all the tabs.

Join us as we share our talents, passions, and struggles.  We have good discussions, respect for varying opinions, opportunities for personal growth, and a fair amount of laughter.  We are unified in our faith, hope, trust, and gratitude to God.

Come, join the conversation. 



Sunday Worship

  8:45 a.m.  NewSong Service

  9:45 a.m.  Christian Education for all ages

11:00 a.m.  Sanctuary Service

first Sunday of every month: "One Table" Service at 11:00 a.m.


Taizé Contemplative Service

first Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., September through May


(for descriptions of each service, see “Services” under the Visitors tab)



Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church of Decatur Illinois
204 W. Prairie Ave
Decatur, Illinois 62523
Phone 217-429-4195
Marion Medical Mission 2019 Well Season Devotional Booklet

Download a PDF version of the devotional booklet (50 pages) by clicking HERE

Taizé Service

Come to a Taizé service for quiet time, reflection, contemplation, peaceful music and prayer.

Taizé meets the first Wednesday of each month from September through May at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Tower Notes

The current edition (September 25, 2019) and previous editions of Tower Notes can be found by clicking HERE.

Peace Notes

The current edition (2019 Spring) and previous editions of Peace Notes can be found by clicking HERE.

Church Directory

View our church directory online (members only)


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Sermons Online

Miss a service? Our sermons are accessible online for listening from home. Find them by clicking HERE.

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