Welcome to
First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church holds one Sunday morning worship service that begins at 9:30 a.m. each week. Following the service, please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments in our downstairs Fellowship Hall.

Those who are uncomfortable with attending the in-person worship service because of COVID-19 can watch the live stream of the 9:30 service on our Facebook page, “First Presbyterian Church of Ottumwa, IA”. It can also be viewed there at any other time that is convenient for you.

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.”


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.


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.



First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Grief Share Support Group. The group is meeting for 13 consecutive Mondays through July 25. All are welcome to meet in the church lounge from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

People grieve differently, and FPC’s grief support group will offer support and connection that comes from being with people who have also recently experienced a loss. The group will provide emotional support, validation, and education about grief.

For information on what will be presented during the 13-week period, visit https://vimeo.com/99651893 and click on the video.

If you have questions, contact Linda Vogt (641-777-6021), Sarah Sels (641-226-2907), or Linda Robbins (641-799-7081).


A few of the shawls that have been created by members of the congregation.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group is meeting monthly at First Presbyterian Church. Those in attendance make shawls or lap robes for those in need of healing or comfort. They knit, crochet, or tie fleece to make their shawls and robes which are then blessed and given to individuals in the community who are in need of comfort. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? No problem. Members of the group are happy to teach you. Some people make their items at home and then drop them off at the church. The group gathers at the church on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. If interested in joining the group or if you know of someone in need of a shawl or robe, contact Linda Vogt at (641) 777-6021 or Sarah Sels at (641) 226-2907.


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.

Deuteronomy 28:6


The congregation gathers often to share meals and conversation. First Presbyterian is a place to build friendships.

First Presbyterian Church

228 W. Fourth Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 684-5465

Email: church@ottumwafpc.org

First Presbyterian Church on Facebook

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Refer to this Google map to find First Presbyterian Church. We are located at 228 W. Fourth Street in Ottumwa.