Welcome to First Presbyterian Church. I am glad you have chosen to learn more about the spiritual life of our congregation. Throughout the many pages of this website you will find a rich portrait of the vital and abundant life we share.
We are a historic church with prairie roots that were first driven into the ground of Lake County in 1869. Yet we are also a church of innovation that reflects the powerful way God is transforming historic institutions into communities of caring and creativity.
Our congregation has chosen not to narrowly focus our witness onto single issues or age groups, our church believes the gospel of Jesus Christ can speak to every person in any circumstance. At First Presbyterian Church, you will find kind, faithful, and fun companions for every stage of life in our large and multifaceted congregation.
Even more, our community is not an island unto itself. We are linked by faith to Christians across the world as part of the historic and largest Presbyterian Church network in the nation.
You will soon discover that we carry tradition forward with excellence in worship, education, service, and caring - yet we are not resting on our laurels. Through prayer, we believe God has challenged us with a spiritual adventure to complement our strengths by creating new additions to our worship and spiritual life.
It is an exciting time to be part of this church. Perhaps God is calling you to join in the new life we have found in Jesus Christ. Stop in and find out soon.
I look forward to meeting you!Brian Paulson