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Upcoming Events


Men's Bible Study
7:00 AM
Gathering Room
Lunch Bunch
10:30 AM
Gathering Room
Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 PM
  • Confirmation 2013
  • Confirmation 2013
  • Officer Training 2013
  • Hymnal Workshop with Mel
  • Mel during workshop
  • Confirmants 2013
  • Confirmation
  • Bells
  • Children's Sermon
  • Elmwood Christmas Party
  • Assisting at Good Sam

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, which is located in downtown Decatur but draws its congregation from throughout the county. All 530 members, regardless of age or gender, are encouraged to take part in worship as lay leaders, greeters, musicians, and ushers.

Mission, ministry and music are the common threads woven together at First Presbyterian Church. People of many backgrounds interweave their many talents to bring exciting life to our congregation. Musical talents play a major role in the rich diversity of our programs. All ages are also provided with opportunities for education and fellowship. Church school classes and adult education programs teach us the Good News of the Bible while soup suppers, potlucks, workdays, retreats, walkathons, to name just a few, bring us together to share in the Good News and to spread it to others.

Our congregation is a family that worships and prays together inside and outside the church walls.

  • We actively witness beyond ourselves through our common ministries.
  • We share in the joy of birth and the sorrow of death.
  • We care for and visit those with physical illnesses; we counsel and pray for those emotionally burdened.
  • We celebrate all aspects of God's gifts and use them to build a strong church family.

In faith,
Rev. Dr. James N. Montgomery


Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church of Decatur Illinois
204 W. Prairie Ave
Decatur , Illinois 62523
Telephone: 217-429-4195
Mission Saturday!

We will be getting down and dirty, helping with the Sangamon River Cleanup at the Rock Springs Conservation Area!

Help make the river a safer and more beautiful place for people and wildlife alike. Dress to get dirty, and bring your own gloves.

(For ages 10 and up.)

Each person helping receives a coupon for FREE lunch at the Festival of Spring event that day!

Please tell Terrie Boes or Bev Ritter as soon as possible if you plan to help, as organized groups must pre-register.



"What's New to Help You" Spring Health Program

Dave Smith from Heckman's will do a "show and tell" about many medical devices and c-paps on Saturday, April 26th from 9-11am.


The latest edition of Tower Notes (April 16, 2014) is available. Previous editions of Tower Notes can be found here.

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