At First Presbyterian, we are “growing in faith, grounded in the past.” We prefer to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ while remaining faithful to the traditions that have been handed down to us. This does not mean we do not change or fail to respond to the Spirit’s presence in our lives. We simply want to continue biblical traditions that foster spiritual growth.
First Presbyterian Church started in 1864 with the bold vision of a pioneer minister, and it forges ahead today with a passion to address the everyday needs of a complex world. We are a mix of tradition and discovery, joy and compassion, music and ministry. Aware of our shortcomings, we depend on God's grace displayed daily as it was 2000 years ago.
Even though we have a long history we are not stuck in the past. We prefer to be "grounded in the past and growing in faith."