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  • We tied a knot and said a prayer. Blessing given and received. Frankie loves her prayer quilt.
  • Our Youth traveled to Fields of Faith...
  • We celebrated our members over 90 years of age...Marcia, Kate, and Audrey were able to join us.
  • Youth Mission Trip....
  • Skit time at VBS....
  • Congratulations, Brian!
  • Trivia Night Winners in April....
  • Fellowship Fun after church....
  • Youth travel to the Mall of America....
  • Youth work on Valentine's....
  • Youth Super Bowl Party fun....
  • Treasure Seekers having some fun....
  • Treasure Seeker's Christmas Program....
  • Jr/Sr High Youth sing in the Christmas Program...
  • Youth go Christmas Caroling....
  • Christmas Caroling at the Rozendaal's....
  • Youth sort gifts for Adopt-A-Family...
  • Children's message time with Lynda Fiester....
  • Bell Choir
  • Youth enjoy Christmas lights....
  • Youth go ice skating...
  • Youth outing in Coralville...
  • Youth shop & pack for Operation Christmas Child....
  • Youth help out at Mobile Food Pantry....
  • Family Fun Night....
  • Our quilters display quilts they are donating to Iowa City Veteran’s Hospital, Operation Threshold, Human Resources, & Hospice.
  • Youth help with Trick or Treat for the Food Pantry....
  • Treasure Seekers working on crafts...
  • Youth putting together Operation Christmas Child boxes....
  • Youth Attend Fields of Faith....
  • Youth Campfire to kickoff the new year....
  • Youth help out at the Community Garden...
  • Victory VBS was a great time.... Thanks for all who participated!
  • Mission Trip 2017...
  • Confirmands join our church on June 4, 2017
  • Our 2017 Graduates....
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  

What would you think if I told you that singing in the choir has health benefits?  A US study revealed that people who join a choir were in better health, used less medication, were less lonely, and had fewer falls than a similar group of non-singers.  Creating harmony with a group of friends is good for you!  So what do you think?  You can’t sing?  No problem.


There are many opportunities to “create harmony” at FPC.  The Adult Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  For the fall we will be meeting on the first and third Wednesdays each month.


Our Treasure Seekers program  resumes on September 12.  We are planning to gather with our Pre-K to 6th grade kids every Wednesday that school is in session from 3:30 to  5:00 pm.  We could use your help.  You don’t have to be there every Wednesday, but our kids will benefit from any time you can give.


The Bell Choir is back at beginning on Wednesday, September 12, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  They rehearse on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. 


Our Property and Finance, Spiritual Life, and Community Life Committees could benefit from your involvement.  These groups are what make things work around FPC.  They each do great stuff.  As we seek to bless others the greatest blessing is always the one we receive.


Do you want to get involved?  Talk with me.  Your presence matters!


We had a lot of fun with Flat Jesus this summer!  A special thanks to everyone who posted on Facebook or sent pictures of their adventures with Flat Jesus.  It was fun to see the  wonderful places everyone went, near and far!  What a great reminder that Jesus is with us everywhere and every day.


God Bless you!




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  
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • Fellowship
    – 11:00 AM
  • Treasure Seekers (K - 6th Grade) - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays During School Year
    – 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Adult Bible Studies - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays during the school year
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays during school year
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Youth Bible Studies (Grades 7-12) - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at FUMC during school year
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
2018 Nashville Mission Trip Video
2018 Brian Smith Graduation Video
Make This Church a Welcome Place Video
2017 Victory VBS Video
2018 PER CAPITA IS $37.00