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Who We Are

About First Presbyterian Church of Ionia

We are ordinary people grateful to God for the love that he has shown us in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, whom we proclaim as Lord of all. In him God has made us his own people, and adopted us into his own family. 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.

First Presbyterian Church is a creedal and confessional church. That is to say, what we believe is embodied in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds as well as in the catechisms and confessions adopted by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We believe these historic sources are reliable guides to our understanding of what the Bible teaches about Christian faith and life.

First Presbyterian Church is a church that loves its liturgy! We believe that worshipping God together shapes us as members of Christ’s own body, uniting us closer and closer to him as well as to one another in one Spirit. That is why we stress robust biblical preaching and the faithful observance of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the second of which we celebrate on the first Sunday of each calendar month. The themes of our worship are drawn from the festivals and seasons of the Christian year (e.g. Christmas, Easter), in which we celebrate the significant events in salvation history. These culminate in the life, mission, death, resurrection and exaltation of Jesus Christ. For our worship planning we rely on the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year cycle of weekly biblical readings used by churches of various denominations and confessional traditions. 

We encourage you to join us! Our sincere hope is to give to each a sense of home, where persons find their deepest value in the love of God revealed to us in Jesus Christ.

Join Us For Worship

We gather Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a traditional worship service. 
Fellowship with coffee and refreshments following.  All are welcome!
125 E. Main Street • Ionia • Mi • 48846 • (616) 527-2320

Making Worship Happen

Rev. Dr. Chris Dorn

Pastor

First Pres Church Ionia - Making Worship Happen

Deb Mongomery

Office Assistant

Read, Listen to or Watch Previous Sermons 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.

Volunteering

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.

Activities

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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.  

Join us for our next upcoming evnt

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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