What makes First Presbyterian special?


You will find First Presbyterian Church sitting near the bottom of Snake Alley on the corner of Washington Street and North 5th Street. Located in the heart of the city of Burlington, Iowa. You're always invited to worship with us! 

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Our engagement with the community is a huge reason why we are special. Our involvement in the community includes the Backpack Program for the North Hill Elementary students, Sandwich Ministry (we make 36 sack lunches on Sunday to take to a local neighborhood), 5th Sunday Ministry (includes taking meals to firefighters and police, serving at the Salvation Army and Halfway House), hosting a monthly birthday party for Hope Haven friends, the Angel Tree Ministry at Christmas time, ringing the Salvation Army bell at Christmas, participating in the Paint-A-Thon and Take Away Hunger.

Our children's program is another ministry that we are proud of. The children have Sunday School at 9am September through May. During this time they also have children's choir and youth handbells. In the summer the kids get together for outside activities like going to the lake, the observatory, movies at the Drake and the swimming pool. They also go to Camp Wyoming, for which they can receive scholarships from the church to help with the cost. The children also have roles in the worship service; every age group has their own role, from presenting the Bible in early elementary to acolyte in the upper elementary to liturgist and ushering in high school. Every child is equally important to this congregation.