Welcome to all of our visitors
What to Expect
After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have resumed our service schedule at the church with in-person worship at 10:00 AM. However, we are at this time observing certain restrictions.
These include refraining from personal contact (hugs and handshakes), maintaining social distancing (keeping six feet apart from all but immediate family members), wearing face masks, and refraining from singing. Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available at the North entrance and in the sanctuary.
Additionally, bibles and hymnbooks have been removed from the pews. An offering receptacle has been placed at the rear of the sanctuary. Seats in the pews will be designated. Some rows of pews will be closed to ensure proper social distancing. The worship service itself will be shortened. No nursery will be provided. Fellowship time following the service will be held on the church lawn.
Most importantly, we are asking any who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms to please stay home. We also recognize that not everyone will be ready to return to public worship. No one should feel under any obligation to come to church at this time. We will continue to provide “virtual” worship services to minister to and support our members and friends who choose not to come.
Things are not as we wish them to be. We are eager to re-launch more of our activities once the threat of the virus is contained. In the meanwhile, if you have a need we can meet, please do not hesitate to contact us. May God bless you.
What to Expect
We gather for worship on Sundays at 10 AM. The services are usually about an hour long followed by a time of fellowship, which includes coffee and refreshments. We welcome visitors and encourage them to stay and enjoy the coffee hour with us.
We observe the sacrament of Communion on the first Sunday of each calendar month, as well as on other special occasions, throughout the year. The bread and the wine are usually distributed in serving plates, which are passed in the pews.
All are welcome
What to Wear
You will see a variety of attire at our services, from suits and ties to polo shirts and blue jeans. Anything is acceptable as long as it is respectful of a place of worship.
What about Children
Little ones of all ages are welcome in worship. Sunday School for school age children takes place during the 10 AM worship hour. Children are excused for their activities following the children’s message in the sanctuary.
They may also participate in a children’s choir, which meets on Sunday mornings after the coffee hour and sings during worship from time to time.
What about Accessibility
Our main entrance is at the front of the building through the double glass doors. The sanctuary is handicap accessible by means of an elevator, which you will see to the left of the doors once inside. An usher is available to assist when needed.
What about Vision and Hearing Support
We have available large print bulletins for people who need it. We also provide a T-Loop for those who wear hearing aids.
Have more questions?
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.
Our members provide service to the community in a variety of ways. How can you get involved?
Presbyterians on the Go, Quilters, prayer shawl groups, book clubs and more meet weekly. Please join us.
Come and enjoy our handbell choir and children’s choir. We welcome new members.
We are in the community offering a helping hand, holding group events and holding fundraisers. See where we are today.
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.