October 2015   
Upcoming Events


11:00 AM
Trivia Night
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Proceeds will go to the HOT program.
Bible Search
Independence, IA

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  • Treasure Seekers working on art...
  • Treasure Seekers is back in full swing...
  • Youth attend a concert at the Iowa State Fair...
  • To the Edge VBS...
  • Mission trip to Nashville...
  • Youth stop in St. Louis and are hosted by the Jetter Family...
  • Kathy Eilers on the Mission Trip...
  • Mother's Day Breakfast...
  • Easter Sunday
  • Youth go roller skating...
  • Treasure Seekers Walking Bus...
  • Treasure Seekers on Wednesdays...
  • Treasure Seekers...
  • Treasure Seeker Fun!

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!  

As I write this our Community Life Committee is getting ready to help us host our very first Community Partnership Appreciation Picnic on Sunday, August 30. The intent of the gathering is to say thank you to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who partner with us on such things as our Adopt-A-Family at Christmas program and contribute to the Silent Auction at our Community Dinner. Many of our ministries rely on healthy partnerships to make them successful.  So often people in our community get asked for donations, but never get thanked.  We want to thank them in a tangible way. The picnic is our way of making sure people who partner with us know how much we appreciate it.

We are also busy getting our fall schedule ready to roll.  Our Treasure Seekers will start up again on September 16.  In addition our Adult Bible Study will begin that evening as well.  This year we will have two new wrinkles.  First, Kathy Eilers will be leading a Youth Bible Study that will meet at the same time the Adult Study does.  Second, we are adding a light supper to the Bible study mix.  The idea is to help busy people not have to worry about dinner on the Wednesday nights we gather for the studies.  So on Wednesdays when we have Bible studies the schedule will look like this:

3:30 to 5 - Treasure Seekers

5:30 to 6 - Supper

6:00 to 7 - Youth & Adult Bible Study

7:00 to 8 - Choir Rehearsal

Speaking of the choir, they resume rehearsals at 7:00 pm on September 9.  The choir has the best seats in the house.  Singers from High School age on up are  invited to join the choir family that adds so much to our worship experience.

I have enjoyed a wonderful summer and I hope you have as well.  I have great memories of fun journeys with marvelous family and friends.  As I turn my attention towards the fall I feel renewed for what is ahead.  Again, that is my hope for you also.  It is so important to have people and experiences in our lives that renew and refresh us on life’s journey.

May God richly bless you and FPC as we move from summer into fall.

Pastor John


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
  • Youth Group (Grades 9-12) - During School Year
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Treasure Seekers (Age 4 - 7th Grade) - During School Year
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Adult Bible Studies - Every other Wednesday during the school year
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Youth Bible Studies - Every other Wednesday during the school year - Grades 8-12th
    6:00 PM

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Tri-Church VBS Video - 2015
"God Breathed" performed by Kate Barloon
Youth Group Video - Created by Avri Ruffcorn
2015 PER CAPITA IS $34.27