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No matter your age, we have something for everyone at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls, IA

We’re so glad you’re here!

At First Presbyterian Church, we have activities for all ages and interests.  Many are offered from September through May.  A few are only offered at specific times, such as the Christmas Program in December or Vacation Bible School in the summer.

Click on an area of interest using the buttons below, or simply scroll down to see the full range of activities.

Nursery

We have nursery options available during much of our programming.

Children

Wednesday program, Vacation Bible School, and more for ages K-5.

Youth

See our full list of fun group programming for grades 6-12.

College

Connect with your college-aged peers at First Pres.

Adults

Bible studies, hands-on mission, and interest groups available.

Families

Enjoy an evening out with our family-oriented programs.

Women

Women’s group programs for sharing and growing together.

Music

Love to sing or play an instrument? We have something for all ages.

Nursery

Staffed Nursery

Ages 0 – 5
Sundays 10:15 – 11:30 AM (9:45 – 11:00 AM in Summer)

Take advantage of our staffed nursery hours during our youth and adult programming.

‘Shine’ Kids Program

Ages 2 – 5
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Sept to May)

Includes supper, fun, and learning. Age appropriate activities for ages 2 and up. Wednesday activities are Sept through May.

Children

‘Shine’ Kids Program

Ages K – 5
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Sept to May)

Includes supper, fun, and learning. Age appropriate activities for ages 2 and up. Wednesday activities are Sept through May.

Vacation Bible School

Grades K – 5
Monday – Thursday evenings (one week during the summer)

Each Summer we share a Vacation Bible School experience with children in the congregation and community. Held on Monday through Thursday evenings during summer.

Music Rehearsal
Ages K – 5

Wednesday Nights during SHINE
All children & youth music rehearsals are on Wednesdays during SHINE

Summer Camp

Grades K – 5
Summertime – times and dates vary

Summer camp opportunities are at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji.

Youth

‘Shine’ Kids Program

Grades 6 – 12
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Sept to May)

Includes supper, fun, and learning. Age appropriate activities for ages 2 and up. Wednesday activities are Sept through May.

Confirmation Classes

Grades 6 – 12
Varies – Contact the pastor

We encourage our youth to attend confirmation classes at First Presbyterian! Please contact the pastor for the latest class offerings and more details.

Summer Camp

Grades 6 – 12
Summertime – times and dates vary

Summer camp opportunities are at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji.

Ukulele Music Program

Grades 6 – 12
Contact the pastor for info

The Youth Ukulele music program is a fun and engaging opportunity for youth to learn a new skill and make new friends.

Youth Group Activities

Grades 6 – 12
Varies

Our youth group activities include: Souper Bowl of Caring, Northeast Iowa Food Bank work day, UNI Basketball games, Black Hawk Hockey games, serve Easter breakfast, and more!

Youth Rehearsal
All Ages 5 and up

Wednesday Nights during SHINE
All children & youth music rehearsals are on Wednesdays during SHINE

College

Three House College Ministry

College Students
No specific times – contact the pastor for more info

We are partners with Threehouse College Ministry at the Wesley Center near UNI, sharing in their midweek worship and other activities. We enjoy having college students participate in our choirs. Students from ThreeHouse College Ministry operate a concession stand in the church yard during the Sturgis Falls Parade each year. Funds raised go toward the ThreeHouse mission trip.

Adults

Young Adults

Ages 18-40
Wednesdays at 5:30 – 7PM

Young adults meet on Wednesday nights at the church for supper and fellowship. Wednesday night meals in the dining room served to anyone from 5:30-6:30 pm. Throughout the year young adults find opportunities to participate in various recreational and service activities, including: UNI basketball games, Parents Night Out, and more.

Adults

Ages 18 and up
Sundays at 9:00 AM Sept – May

Bible study and topical discussion take place on Sunday mornings and occasionally at other times, such as Lent. Various fellowship opportunities throughout the year include Trivia Night, a UNI Basketball game, and other events.

Families

Group Activities

All ages
Varies

At any given time, we have several different group activities for families, including: Parent’s Nights Out, Game Nights, Bowling, and so much more.

For the latest upcoming events, please call us at (319) 277-3930 or email [email protected]

Monthly Events

All ages
Varies each month

Second Sunday Concert (Sep-May) Trivia Night (Jan), Souper Bowl Lunch (Feb), Volunteer Recognition (May), Outdoor Church and Picnic (summer), Congregational Continental Breakfast (Aug), Kick-Off Picnic (Sept), Hanging of the Greens and Lunch (Nov), and Children and Youth Christmas Program and Supper (Dec).

For the latest upcoming events, please call us at (319) 277-3930 or email [email protected].

Women

Presbyterian Women’s Purpose

Women of all ages
Varies Monthly Sept – May (see below)

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to:

  • Nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study
  • Support the mission of the church worldwide
  • Work for justice and peace
  • Build an inclusive and spiritual community of caring women

The Presbyterian Women’s groups, or “Circles,” meet monthly from September through May. Women are invited to join the Circle of their choice. The meeting times are:

Martha Circle: first Thursday of every month at 9:30 AM
Esther Circle: first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM
Sarah Circle: first Saturday of every month at 9:30 AM

For meeting locations, please call the office at (319) 277-3930 or email [email protected].

Music

Bell Choir Rehearsal

All Ages
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Bell Choir is open to anyone who wants to be a bell ringer. No experience is necessary! Rehearsals take place in Choir Room.

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

All Ages
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

Chancel Choir is open to anyone who wants to sing with the choir. Rehearsals take place in Sanctuary.

Praise Band Rehearsal

All Ages
Sundays at 9AM 

Open to anyone who wants to sing or play contemporary Christian music in the Praise Band.

Children / Youth Rehearsal
All Ages 5 and up

Wednesday Nights during SHINE
All children & youth music rehearsals are on Wednesdays during SHINE

Children’s Choir

Preschool to 4th Grade
Sundays, Sept to May

Children ages Preschool-4th Grade get to sing in worship about once a month from September-May.

Junior Bells
All Ages 5 and up

Sundays, Sept to May
Children and Youth occasionally play age-appropriate bells and begin learning the basics.

Youth Ukuleles
Grades 5th and up

Contact pastor for more info
The Youth Ukuleles for grades 5th and up is a fun and engaging opportunity for youth to learn a new skill and make new friends. They play in worship about once a month.

Special Music

All Ages
Anytime (during Sunday worship)

Special music is for anyone of any age who wants to sing or play religious-themed music during worship. It may consist of a solo, duet, or ensemble of any size. For more information on performing special music, please call the office at (319) 277-3930 or email [email protected].