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 citizens. Everyone 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.
First Presbyterian Church is pleased to discuss the possibility of hosting wedding ceremonies. There are certain requirements that must be met for a wedding to take place at the church. Details are available in our wedding brochure. Please contact us for more information. We look forward to talking to you about the possibilities for your big day.
The church can provide leadership for the worship planning of the funeral or memorial service of a loved one and help for the reception, but the remaining details are best handled by a funeral home. Funeral homes are our partners in ministry during the difficult time of laying to rest those we love. Our policy for all memorial and funerals services is that all families wishing to hold a funeral or memorial service at the church shall employ services of a funeral home. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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. Julie Erkel Hagee
Minister of Administration
Rev. Marian McCart
Rev. Bruce Baillie
Chancel Choir Director
10:00am – Blended Style Worship
11:00 am – Social Time on the Lawn
10:30 am – Blended Style Worship
– Break Out Learning Time for Kids
11:30 am – Social Time