Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, which is located in downtown Decatur but draws its congregation from throughout the county. All 480 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.
Visit the Churches on Church Street! Sunday, December 14 from 1:00 to 3:30. Six downtown churches will host an Open House---a free event. Music, history, beautifully decorated sanctuaries, light refreshments, and warm, inviting smiles. Walk, drive, or ride the trolley free to each church.
House of Miracles (441 N. Church Street)
Central United Methodist (269 W. Eldorado Street)
First United Methodist (201 W. North Street)
First Presbyterian (204 W. Prairie Avenue)
First Lutheran (250 W.Decatur Street)
St. Peter's AME (515 S. Church Street)
Follow the map provided for you by walking, driving, or riding the Trolley for free from church to church. Each church will have music, speakers, refreshments and guides to walk you through the beautiful sanctuaries that are decorated for the Advent and Christmas Season. You can visit the churces in any order.
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