First Presbyterian believes in encouraging members and friends of the church to grow their faith by participation in educational opportunities for all ages.

Adult education

Education is a life-long learning process. First Presbyterian offers a number of opportunities for adults to learn about issues pertaining to growing in their faith and gaining a better perspective of the Bible and deepening their relationship with God.

Books of the Bible, current events, and books written by Christian authors are discussed during Adult Sunday School.  Everyone is encouraged and welcome to be part of this educational experience!


First Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Grief Share Support Group. All are welcome to meet in the church lounge from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m during scheduled cycles. Each cycle meets for 13 consecutive Mondays.

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.

If you have questions, contact the church office (641-684-5465).

Sunday afternoon BOOK CLUB

The Sunday Afternoon Book Club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the lounge at the church. This year’s theme is “humor”. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting times and books selected for the remainder of 2022 include:

March 13 “One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich

April 10 “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

May 8 “The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg

June 12 “All Creatures Great & Small” by James Herriot


Aug. 14 “Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain

Sept. 11 Shel Silverstein or Calvin and Hobbes book

Oct. 9 “My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologizes” by Frederick Backman or some other book written by Backman

Nov. 13 “Cajun Fried Felony” by Jan Deleon

Dec. 11 “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis

If you have questions, call the church office at (641) 684-5465.

children and Youth ministry

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, for to them belongs the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14)

First Presbyterian Church strives to offer quality programs for children and youth to help them grow in their faith.


The congregation meets frequently for lunches, dinners, movies, and other events. Many of these activities are held in the Fellowship Hall.