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  • Our quilters display quilts they are donating to Iowa City Veteran’s Hospital, Operation Threshold, Human Resources, & Hospice.
  • Youth help with Trick or Treat for the Food Pantry....
  • Treasure Seekers working on crafts...
  • Youth putting together Operation Christmas Child boxes....
  • Youth Attend Fields of Faith....
  • Youth Campfire to kickoff the new year....
  • Youth help out at the Community Garden...
  • Victory VBS was a great time.... Thanks for all who participated!
  • Mission Trip 2017...
  • Confirmands join our church on June 4, 2017
  • Our 2017 Graduates....
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  

Greet everyone with a smile.  Surprise someone with a gift.  Go a whole day without complaining.  Send a handwritten note of encouragement.  Hug someone.  Celebrate an accomplishment.

The practice of gratitude could be the most important and powerful force in your life.  Without exception the most generous people are grateful people.  Gratitude has the power to turn what we have into enough.  Gratitude opens our eyes and our hearts to what and who is important.  Gratitude enables us to enjoy the beauty of life.  It takes us from being unconscious, unloving, and ungrateful human beings to being conscious, compassionate, and grateful human beings.  Gratitude changes you for the better!

When we practice gratitude it allows us to get out of our own way.  We live in a world where we are consumed with me, myself, and I.  Gratitude allows me to step out of my way and more importantly out of God’s way.  Gratitude could be the thing that opens your life up to new and exciting possibilities.

This November is going to be Gratitude Month around FPC.  Specifically, it will be a month to challenge you in the practice of gratitude.  We will be encouraging you to live in ways that expresses your gratitude to God and to others.  Being grateful has the power to  transform your life!

We have put together a calendar to guide you this month.  Each day has a simple task that will allow you to express your gratitude.  This calendar is available at the Hospitality Center at church.  If you would like we can email you copy – just contact the office.  I will also be posting each day’s gratitude activity on the FPC Facebook page.  Each day you will be given a simple yet profound way to positively affect your life and the lives of others.

I encourage you to practice gratitude during the month of November and watch for how it positively affects you and others.

Give Gratitude Month a shot.  It just might shake up your life!  For good!!

We are all thankful for generous hearts.  Win the morning, win the day! 

Pastor John




Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church
115 6th Avenue NW
PO Box 188
Independence, Iowa 50644
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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 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
  • Youth Bible Studies (Grades 7-12) - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at FUMC during school year
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Make This Church a Welcome Place Video
2017 Victory VBS Video
2017 FPC High School Graduate Video
Youth Group Video - Created by Avri Ruffcorn
2018 PER CAPITA IS $37.00