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Independence, Iowa


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  • Skit time at VBS....
  • Congratulations, Brian!
  • Trivia Night Winners in April....
  • Fellowship Fun after church....
  • Youth travel to the Mall of America....
  • Youth work on Valentine's....
  • Youth Super Bowl Party fun....
  • Treasure Seekers having some fun....
  • Treasure Seeker's Christmas Program....
  • Jr/Sr High Youth sing in the Christmas Program...
  • Youth go Christmas Caroling....
  • Christmas Caroling at the Rozendaal's....
  • Youth sort gifts for Adopt-A-Family...
  • Children's message time with Lynda Fiester....
  • Bell Choir
  • Youth enjoy Christmas lights....
  • Youth go ice skating...
  • Youth outing in Coralville...
  • Youth shop & pack for Operation Christmas Child....
  • Youth help out at Mobile Food Pantry....
  • Family Fun Night....
  • 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!  
Friends of FPC,
May and June are full months in the life of FPC.  Let me bring you up to speed on a few of our happenings.
On May 8 our Session voted to welcome Jim Morkel into membership at FPC.  Jim’s friendly demeanor is a perfect fit with our congregation.
On Graduation Sunday, May 20, our church family celebrated Brian Smith’s graduation from Independence High School.  It has been a delight to watch Brian grow up.  He has been an active part of our church, participating in the Youth Group and Bell Choir.  He was also the recipient of the 2018 William J. Handy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500.
Vacation Bible School is early this year – Sunday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 6.  VBS will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and we are again partnering with our Methodist friends.  FPC Is hosting VBS.  Kids will go on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.  Are your children registered?
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Youth Mission Trip.  Our Youth will be traveling to Nashville on June 24 through June 30.  The van is so full of kids this trip they need to get a trailer hitch for the van to handle the luggage.
We are blessed to have a wonderful group of people who actively call FPC home and make things happen at FPC!
Don’t forget the 4th of July Ecumenical Worship Service on July 1 at Veteran’s Park.  It is our year to host the worship service.  The service has grown each year.  Last year we had about 500 people!  Bring your lawn chair and join us.
Enjoy your summer!  God bless!       



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 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
2018 Brian Smith Graduation Video
Make This Church a Welcome Place Video
2017 Victory VBS Video
2018 PER CAPITA IS $37.00