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  • Victory VBS was a great time.... Thanks for all who participated!
  • Mission Trip 2017...
  • With our Methodist friends...
  • Confirmands join our church on June 4, 2017
  • Our 2017 Graduates....
  • The children anticipate the big Easter Egg Hunt....
  • Youth made Easter baskets to deliver to our homebound....
  • Kyle reading the Bible lesson to Treasure Seekers...
  • Confirmation Retreat at Camp Wyoming...
  • Children's message led by Melody Malek...
  • Treasure Seekers learning about the Body of Christ...
  • Youth at Bible Study...
  • Youth go roller skating....
  • Youth help organize our Adopt-A-Family gifts...
  • Treasure Seekers Christmas Program...
  • Youth help gather Food for the Food Pantry...
  • Youth enjoy some time together after Trick or Treat for the Food Pantry...
  • Youth travel to Air FX...
  • Youth attend Big Daddy Weave, Plumb, and We Are Messenger Concert...
  • Treasure Seekers help with Community Garden...
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  

Ah, summer.  That time of year for vacations, enjoying the outdoors, cook outs,     gatherings on the deck, applying sunscreen, and visiting the new pool.  So much going on.  And all of it good stuff!

Normally the church slows down over the summer.  This summer seems a little different.  We don’t seem to be slowing down.  In fact, things are happening!

Our Raise the Roof project has been a great success.  In about 5 weeks we raised the $100,000 we needed to get this project done.  Thanks to each of you that donated to the project.  Your generosity is awesome!  Now we need to get the roof done and that part of the project will start the week of July 10.  It is estimated that the roof will take about 3 weeks to replace.

But, as they say in the infomercials, that’s not all.  Here is a list of some of the other summer projects:

We will repave the north parking lot.

We are planning to replace some exterior doors.

We have three windows that will be replaced.

We will replace some of the toilets.

We are upgrading our exit lights with emergency lighting.

In addition to these projects we are also working on:

New Bell Choir tables

A new fireplace insert

A new sign for the front of the church

And let’s not forget about Vacation Bible School on July 10-13 at the Methodist Church (this is their year to host).  A registration form is included in this newsletter.  We will need volunteers.  Interested?  Let Kathy Eilers know –

When VBS is done we will be turning out attention to our Treasure Seekers Program.  We are planning some changes that we hope will greatly enhance our Wednesday after school program when we start up again in September.

There is lot’s going on.  We are committed to taking great care of our facility, providing wonderful worship and education opportunities, and being innovative and creative as we strive to positively affect the community we are in.  This doesn’t happen without people who volunteer their energy, intelligence, imagination, and love.  To those who do, thank you!  If you desire to work with some wonderful people doing incredible things talk with me.  FPC is alive and well thanks to YOU!

Have a great summer!

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) - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays During School Year
    – 3:30 PM to 4:45 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
2017 Victory VBS Video
2017 FPC High School Graduate Video
Youth Group Video - Created by Avri Ruffcorn