First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church will resume in-person worship services on Sunday, July 5. Two services will be held — at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Those who are uncomfortable with an in-person service can watch the live stream of the 8:30 service on our Facebook page, “First Presbyterian Church of Ottumwa, IA”. It can also be viewed at any other time.
We are taking many precautionary steps, including spreading out the congregation in order to achieve social distancing. Therefore, two services will be held to accommodate as many people as possible. The pews will be sanitized in between services.
We ask that you notify the church to let us know which service you are planning to attend. The church email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number is (641) 684-5465.
We welcome you to come and worship with us. It is our hope that our service, and the congregation will prove to be a blessing to you. First Presbyterian Church promotes the love of the Father through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the gospel of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
FPC is committed to worshiping God, spiritual growth, caring for each other, and spreading the word of God’s love for all of us throughout the world. We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
If you are looking for a new church home, we would like to welcome you in making First Presbyterian your new home.
You will find our people to be kind, loving, and sincere in their faith and beliefs. You will find the music to be beautiful and sacred. You will hear Bible-based messages, and will always take something away from the service that will bring you direction and encouragement for your personal life.
First Presbyterian’s goal is to be a family of believers who care for and minister to each other, and lead people to be believers in Jesus Christ.
With that in mind, the Evangelism Commission, in 2001, established the following vision statement for the church:
“By blending traditions of the past with the opportunities of the future, we strive to grow our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior—with our congregation, our neighborhood, and our community.”
OUR CHURCH IS ACCESSIBLE
First Presbyterian Church has an elevator, located at the northeast corner of the church directly off the parking lot. The elevator allows for access to our main level sanctuary, offices, and classrooms as well as the lower level to the Fellowship Hall, Chapel, kitchen, and meeting rooms.
We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday morning. Our church is located at 228 W. Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Marion Streets) in Ottumwa. If you are unsure of where the church is, refer to the Google map at the bottom of this page.
You will find that our peaceful sanctuary is filled with God’s love, revealed through the preaching of the word, the music, and the sacraments we observe. Children are always welcome to attend our services. However, for those desiring it, child care is also available. Following the service, there’s a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.
When you visit, you’ll find the people at First Presbyterian to be very welcoming and warm.
You will be
when you come in and
when you go out.
The congregation gathers often to share meals and conversation. First Presbyterian is a place to build friendships.
Refer to this Google map to find First Presbyterian Church. We are located at 228 W. Fourth Street in Ottumwa.