Welcome to First Presbyterian Church

We are so glad you're here. Get to know us a bit more below.

Our Mission & Vision

All are Welcome Here!

In 1855, six people and a pastor united to form First Presbyterian Church of Cedar Falls. They began a journey that continues today of Christians who unite in love, in order to grow in faith, so we can reach out to others with God’s love, welcome and compassionate service. 

First Presbyterian is a fully inclusive Christian community. Many of our participants come from a wide variety of faith traditions. Some are long-time members, some have recently joined, while others are regular visitors. Our community includes young families, singles, college students, adults and senior citizensEveryone is welcomed and encouraged to participate to their fullest.  Every entrance and room in our building is ADA accessible. Regardless of your faith journey or where you are in your personal life, First Presbyterian Church offers up a place to call home. Peace, grace, acceptance and hope are what this congregation has found in abundance through Christ in whom we are all made free.

Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in worship. There is childcare for infants and preschoolers.

Worship and Praise

How We Serve God Together

Our worship seeks to bring us closer to God and each other. Worship services are a mix of traditional and contemporary music including a Praise Band, pipe organ, bell choir, chancel choir and occasional music by our children and youth. A time for children is included in the worship service. Scriptural readings and dramas are used in a variety of ways to bring the Word of God to life. During the summer, special music is provided by a host of volunteers, including brass quartets, piano solos, and other unique offerings. 

At First Presbyterian Church we share in the sacrament of communion on the first Sunday of each month. We have an open communion table and invite anyone, including children to join us.

Believing that baptism is a gift of God’s grace, we baptize both children and adults upon request. Please contact the pastor for more information.

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

The staff of First Presbyterian Church work in partnership with the volunteers and congregation to further the work and mission of Christ. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your journey of faith.

Rev. Brad Braley

Rev. Brad Braley

Head of Staff

Lynette Cline

Lynette Cline

Minister of Administration

Rev. Julie Erkel Hagee

Rev. Julie Erkel Hagee

Pastor

Rev. Marian McCart

Rev. Marian McCart

Parish Associate

Stephanie Swenson

Stephanie Swenson

Director of Children, Youth and Families Ministry

Rev. Bruce Baillie

Rev. Bruce Baillie

Parish Associate

Louann Flaherty

Louann Flaherty

Organist

Brad Jensens

Brad Jensens

Chancel Choir Director

Connie Herbon

Connie Herbon

Accompanist

Tammy Courbat

Tammy Courbat

Custodian

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
902 Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(Get Directions via Google Maps)

(319) 277-3930
[email protected]

Services:

Sundays
9:00am – Adult Forum
9:45 – 11:15am – Nursery
10:30am – Blended Style Worship

Wednesdays
5:30 – 7:00pm – SHINE Kids Service

First Presbyterian Church

902 Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-3930
[email protected]