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  • Youth left for their mission trip on June 16th... Pray for them.
  • 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....
  • The Peanut Gallery won Trivia On October 28th. We raised $285 for our Help Our Teacher program.
  • 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....
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  


In 2004 the First Presbyterian Church of Independence celebrated 150 years of “Letting Our Light Shine”.  We celebrated that milestone and as part of it Audra Kaiser made a quilted banner for us.  It is beautiful!


Also, as part of our celebration Tom and Sue Stilwell made a stained-glass picture.  It was based on the same design as Audra’s banner.  The stained-glass has sat in storage until recently.  Thanks to Dave Harms it has been framed, backlit, and installed in our worship space.  It also is beautiful!


It took us a long time to finally get it done, but we finally did.  This year FPC is 165 years old.  The stained-glass that graces our sanctuary serves as a reminder that our light continues to shine!  We continue to add value to the lives of those who participate in our church and the lives of people in ourcommunity.


One of the ways we add value is with our annual Community Pork Loin Dinner and Silent Auction happens on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  This dinner and auction provide the bulk of the funding for ministries our church is engaged in as part of our community.  From the beginning we keep only enough funds to cover our expenses for the dinner.  ALL proceeds go to support solid and meaningful ways to add value to our community.


Our Community Dinner doesn’t happen without a lot of help.  Volunteers are critical to our success.  Sign up sheets are at our Hospitality Center or you can contact the office to volunteer.  Also critical to our success are the people who provide items for our Silent Auction.  This is where we make most of our money.  Your donations are instrumental in generating needed funding for programs like Adopt A Family, the Backpack Program, Bikes for Kids, and Help Our Teachers.


As we continue to celebrate letting our light shine we are thankful to God for the light that is our Lord and Savior that burns brightly in us and shines into the lives of others.  Your generosity with your time and money is making great things happen.


Thank you for all you do to make FPC a special place!           


- 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  
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • Fellowship
    – 11:00 AM
  • Treasure Seekers (K - 6th Grade) - Every Wednesday during the 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
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