September 2016  
Bible Search
  • Youth travel to Air FX...
  • Youth attend Big Daddy Weave, Plumb, and We Are Messenger Concert...
  • Youth at Back to School Bash....
  • Youth Groups in Independence...
  • Mission Trip to Nashville...
  • Youth travel to the Jones County Fair for a Christian Concert...
  • VBS Music Time...
  • VBS Game Time..
  • Craft Time...
  • Mark Geertsema gives the Children's Message...
  • Treasure Seekers help with Community Garden...
  • Treasure Seekers making pizzas...
  • Easter Sunday Fun...
  • Treasure Seekers Craft time...
  • Treasure Seeker Fun...
  • Youth see the movie "Risen"...
  • Peanut Gallery wins at Trivia Night on Feb. 21st...
  • Treasure Seekers make Valentine's Day Cards for Nursing Homes...
  • Treasure Seeker fun...
  • Youth Superbowl Party

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  

One of the things I have enjoyed the most about our church and its leadership is our ability and willingness to embrace change.  When it comes to change we normally approach it one of two ways.  We are either reacting to it or we are creating it.  I prefer the proactive approach.  It keeps us moving forward and relevant in our community.

Our Spiritual Life Team has made some changes.  Specifically with regard to our Treasure Seekers program and starting a new program: Jr Church.  In addition you will see that we are offering Confirmation this fall as well as Bible Studies for youth and adults.  All of this is intended to help us all grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus.  It is my hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to nurture your soul and the souls of our children.

None of these things work without volunteers.  If you are asked I encourage you to say yes to helping us create an environment that encourages people of all ages in their faith journeys.  And a big thank you to all of our volunteers!  You serve with energy, imagination, intelligence, and love.  It makes a difference!  And making a difference is why things can never stay the same.

I also want to draw attention to our completed patio project.  It looks great!  I want to thank those who helped work on it and who contributed financially to the project.  Our Property and Finance Team is committed to keeping our facility looking nice and fully functioning for our congregation.  It is appreciated!

John Hougen




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
Youth Mission Trip Video 2016
Pets Unleashed VBS Video - 2016
"God Breathed" performed by Kate Barloon
Youth Group Video - Created by Avri Ruffcorn
2016 PER CAPITA IS $33.00