We are First
Presbyterian church of Ionia

No matter who you are or what your life situation,
You are welcome…Really!!

Dear friends,

This is to update you on our church’s current stance towards ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Most of you no doubt have noticed that the State of Michigan has now moved into Phase 4 of its plan to re-engage the economy. That means we are seeing additional lower-risk businesses re-opening, as well as small groups gathering in public, even as continued social distancing measures remain in place.

What does all this mean for our church? A committee formed to address the subject of re-opening will be meeting via teleconference on Thursday evening, June 11. The outcome of this meeting will be a series of recommendations that will go before our church’s session, which will be meeting via teleconference on Tuesday evening, June 16. We will make public to the members and friends of the church what the session has decided.

In the meanwhile, I encourage you to continue in your devotional life, which hopefully includes participating in our “virtual” liturgy on Sunday mornings at 10 AM on our  church’s Facebook (FB) page.  Click here to link to our Facebook page.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. May God bless you all abundantly.

Pastor Chris





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All are welcome to participate in our worship and communion services. Learn more about our worship and read sermons here.

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All are welcome to join our groups and activities.  View our calendar and upcoming events.

All are welcome

First Presbyterian Church is a congregation of ordinary people grateful to God for the extraordinary love he has shown to us in Jesus Christ. We are a friendly and hospitable bunch, so don’t be surprised if one or more of us invites you to stay during the coffee hour after the service!

If you do not have a church home in the Ionia area, we encourage you to visit us and see if you’d like to make our church your own.

Read more about First Presbyterian Church of Ionia here…

All are welcome

There is Always Something Going On.

By his Spirit God has formed us into genuine community, where we learn to speak as well as listen, to give as well as receive. By Word and sacrament, the means of grace, God builds up our community and empowers us to be a witness to his kindness and compassion in the world.

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Our members provide service to the community in a variety of ways. How can you get involved?

Small Groups

Presbyterians on the Go, Quilters, prayer shawl groups, book clubs and more meet weekly. Please join us.

Music

Come and enjoy our handbell choir and children’s choir. We welcome new members.

Local Events

We are in the community offering a helping hand, holding group events and holding fundraisers. See where we are today.

1st Presbyterian Church Ionia - Dr. Chris Dorn
Born in Albion, Michigan, Pastor Chris holds a B.A. from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, an M.Div. from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, and a Ph.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He has taught at Marquette University and Western Theological Seminary, and served on the Commission on Christian Unity with the Reformed Church in America. Later he was invited to serve at the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.He now divides his time between Holland, where he serves as chair of Christians Uniting in Song and Prayer, an ecumenical fellowship of Protestants and Catholics that exists to promote Christian unity through public hymn singing and prayer, and Ionia, where he serves as pastor of First Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Dr. Chris Dorn

Meet the Pastor

Meet the Pastor

Rev. Dr. Chris Dorn

1st Presbyterian Church Ionia - Dr. Chris Dorn

Born in Albion, Michigan, Pastor Chris holds a B.A. from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, an M.Div. from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, and a Ph.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He has taught at Marquette University and Western Theological Seminary, and served on the Commission on Christian Unity with the Reformed Church in America. Later he was invited to serve at the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. He now divides his time between Holland, where he serves as chair of Christians Uniting in Song and Prayer, an ecumenical fellowship of Protestants and Catholics that exists to promote Christian unity through public hymn singing and prayer, and Ionia, where he serves as pastor of First Presbyterian Church.

Activities

Monthly Calendar

Monthly Calendar

There is always something going on at First Presbyterian Church of Ionia.  Click on the date to see more information.

Due to the current social distancing ordinance, all events and activities have been postponed until further notice.  
Until we can all gather again, may God keep you safe, healthy and happy.  

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Join Us For Our Next Event

Fill a Pew for IM Kids 3rd Meal

When: March 15, 2020 all-day
Where: 1st Presbyterian Church Ionia, 125 E. Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846

Help First Presbyterian Church fill a pew for IM Kids 3rd Meal.  Bring your donation on Sunday March 15th and March 22nd. Items needed:  Jelly, Sandwich

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