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Upcoming Events


Children's Ministry Meeting
5:30 PM
Lower Level Class Room
Peacemaking Committee Meeting
6:00 PM
Gathering Room
Mission Committee Meeting
6:30 PM
Dining Room


Worship Planning
3:15 PM
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 PM
Dining Room
Tuesdays with Miley
7:00 PM
Lenten Book Study using "What Christians Can Learn from Other Religions" by J. Philip Wogaman. Location TBD. Books available at the church for $7.50 each. Please sign up for this class.
  • Church Walk
  • Church Walk
  • Church Walk
  • Welcome Rev. John Kay
  • Welcome Rev. John Kay
  • Back Row Singers
  • Stand Up For Grace African Craft Sale
  • Stand Up For Grace African Craft Sale
  • Good Sam
  • April 26, 2014 Mission Saturday--Rock Springs Clean-Up
  • Ladies' Night Out April 2014--Main Hangar Restaurant
  • Ladies' Night Out April 2014--Main Hangar Restaurant
  • April 2014 Ladies' Night Out--Main Hangar Restaurant
  • 2014 Easter Service
  • Time with the Young Church Easter 2014
  • Confirmation 2013
  • Confirmation 2013
  • Hymnal Workshop with Mel
  • Mel during workshop
  • 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 480 members are encouraged to take part in worship as lay leaders, greeters, musicians, and ushers.

First Presbyterian Church of Decatur is committed to loving witness to the church and community that all are welcome to worship, serve and share talents, passions and struggles.      It is the nature of God’s grace that we extend compassion and acceptance with a hospitable heart.  It is our vision and desire to grow and build relationships with all of God’s people where there are no boundaries of age, race, culture, socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.  

If you are seeking a place to call home, our hearts and doors are always open.

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.



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