We welcome visitors to our worship service and to all our activities.  Please come as you are.  We are a community of people who value friendship and family connections.  We invite you to gather with us as we explore what it means to be children of the Living God, Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

Presbyterian Christians center their faith on God. God relates to us personally in three awe inspiring ways.  God as Father is the creator of all things; God as Son is the loving redeemer of all; God as Holy Spirit is the One who strengthens us until Jesus returns…

Christian Education

Classes for preschoolers through teens meet each Sunday from September through May.  Family night provides Christian guidance to anyone who wishes to participate the first Tuesday of each month, September through May.

Our Worship

Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Ionia begins at 10:00 AM Sunday.  We participate in an Ionia Community Advent Walk of local churches. The Sacrament of Baptism is administered to anyone desiring to make an affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ and to


Join us after worship to visit together over refreshments.  The Quilters meet weekly on Wednesday at 9:30 am to quilt and lunch together.  The All Faith Needlers meet on Thursday from 2 to 4 PM to knit items to distribute in the community.

First Presbyterian Church Ionia, MichiganOur History

The First Congregational Church of Ionia was organized on October 30, 1842.  By year’s end the new church had 17 members.  In 1856 the Rev. R.M. Landis became pastor.  Soon thereafter, a house of worship was built.  The building was dedicated on August 12, 1857.  That summer, the congregation adopted the Presbyterian form of government.  On June 28, 1908 fire destroyed the church building.  As a result of much prayer, faith and hard work, a new building was completed and dedicated on March 13, 1910. A new Sunday school and office addition was built in 1969.  In 1992-93 the sanctuary and Memorial Room were renovated.  An elevator, new bathrooms and heating and air conditioning system were installed.  Our building is now barrier free.

In 1997 First Presbyterian Church passed the 155 year mark as a committed body of believers faithfully witnessing to god’s mighty acts and participating in the mission of God.  As the congregation moves into the 21st century, we hope to experience a deeper understanding of our Presbyterian Christian heritage and a strengthening of our faith in God.

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