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Independence, Iowa


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  • Fellowship Time at FPC...
  • Youth service project - Trick or Treat for Food Pantry on October 20th...
  • Youth group campfire in September....
  • Mission Trip this summer....
  • Community Dinner 2019
  • We had wonderful workers to help with our dinner....
  • Lots of auction items....
  • Fun with Ruth during the Children's Message....
  • Treasure Seeker's help clean up the yard....
  • Lock in with the Youth.....
  • Melody with her prayer quilt...
  • Youth help with Trick or Treat for the Food Pantry....
  • Fall fun....
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  


I don’t think we tell our stories enough.  The stories of the good things our church is doing.


We have been doing our Adopt A Family at Christmas program for 17 years.  This program reflects one of the priorities we have in our missional endeavors at FPC.  Partnerships.  Our role is to coordinate an effort with community partners to benefit families in our community.


We partner with Independence Schools.  We work with the teachers, the counselors, and the school nurses to identify families that can use extra help at Christmas.


We partner with organizations and individuals in our community to adopt these   families.  In our first year we adopted 3 families.  The second year we adopted 6  families.  The program grew.  This year we adopted 26 families with 61 children.  We cannot do that alone.  Without the generosity of people in our community this wouldn’t happen.


Our vision for people and our ability to enter into powerful partnerships results in our putting the Merry in Christmas for area families.  It works.  It makes a difference.


This past Sunday following worship a young woman came into the church.  She looked lost.  She was looking for the church office.  Not to receive assistance.  She came to drop off a thank you card.


This is one of our many, many stories.  FPC is a caring and generous group of      people.  FPC is involved in our community and we are making an impact.  We are adding value to our community by our presence here.  If you are a part of FPC, you are a part of something special.


God is good.  God has blessed us.  And here at FPC we are using our blessings to add value to the lives of other people.  It is good to tell our stories, because they are the stories of what God is doing in and through God’s people.


-Pastor John



Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church
115 6th Avenue NW
PO Box 188
Independence, Iowa 50644
Map  •   Directions
Phone 319 334 3523
Fax 319 334 4134
Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • Tuesday
    – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday
    – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday
    – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Treasure Seekers (K - 6th Grade) - Sundays beginning September 22nd
    – 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • Fellowship
    – 11:00 AM
  • Adult Bible Studies - On the same week as choir practice
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays during school year
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM