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Welcome to one of the most active churches in Iowa City! We hope you catch the spirit of growth and excitement the members and friends of our church are experiencing. We want you to know that each person is important and we welcome you to share in Christ´s ministry in and through First Presbyterian Church here in Iowa City.

Daily Readings

Use the Narrative Lectionary to read scripture passages for Sundays and Festival Days.

Click here for the Daily Lectionary.

Go to the Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study page and click on "Today's Reading" on the right hand side for a daily devotional.

Use Oremus Bible Browser to look up scripture passages.


Sign-up using our SignUpGenius links to help with various functions at the church. Very little time is needed! Thank you!

Sign-Up to Usher:  Click here

Sign-Up to help with Morning Fellowship:  Click here

Sign-Up to help with Operation Backback:  Click here

Happening at FPC

Covenant Bible Study

COVENANT is an in-depth Bible study in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learn how to love God – and each other – better. Covenant represents a relationship; a living, breathing conversation. Classes will meet on Monday nights in Coover lounge, led by Judy Whitford, at 6:30 pm.

Interested in joining FPC?

Sundays, January 24- March 6 from 9:15 - 10:15 . For more information or to RSVP for a class, please contact Pastor Sam at or Tammy Schroeder at     

FPC to host 170th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery, Saturday, February 6

We are pleased to host this event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Typically, between 100-120 people attend these meetings. To help with this event, talk with Nancy Weber and Judy Terry.   Let’s make it a great meeting!

Annual Chili Lunch, Sunday, February 14

Please join us for a chili lunch fundraiser after the 10:30 service. Lunch will include a variety of chili's, green lettuce salads, dessert and beverage.  Money raised will help off set cost for junior and senior high mission trips this summer.

WELCOME! Holy Jerusalem Church

Holy Jerusalem Church will be worshiping in our youth room Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Monthly Newsletter

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Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m.: Worship
9:15 a.m.: Learning for All Ages
10:30a.m.: Worship

Coffee and conversation are provided throughout the morning. Please join us!

Childcare Information

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Winter Weather Policy

Any time that the Iowa City Community School District delays or cancels school and events due to weather, the church office will also be closed and any scheduled activities cancelled. When possible, we will advise you of cancellations by email and/or by changing the church’s outgoing voice mail message. In addition, cancellations of church activities will be posted on our website, and will be posted on KCRG-TV and

How to Find Us

First Presbyterian Church
2701 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-351-2660

From Pastor Sam

Elder Perry Ross’ sister is Loretta Ross, Executive Director of the Sanctuary Foundation for Prayer and a contemplative. She shares some wisdom about where the people of God need to direct their attention. Put in REALM terms, a Right Relationship with God allows the church to engage in right relationships with new generations.

Download a PDF of Chapter 18, A Crisis of Contemplation by clicking here.
Presbyterian Church (USA)

First Presbyterian Church
2701 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 351-2660