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! 

Join us this Easter season as we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. Click here to download the schedule.

Easter Sermons

March 10, Lent 1:  Glory be! Based on Psalm 19
March 17, Lent 2:  Still Waters Based on Psalm 23
March 24, Lent 3:  Our Bounteous Provider                                  Based on Psalm 65 
March 31, Lent 4:  All That is Within Us
              Based on Psalm 103
April 7, Lent 5: Communion, Omnipresent                                      Based on Psalm 139
April 14, Palm Sunday: Jounery to the Cross  Based                on Luke 19:28-40      
Special Music by the Handbells
April 28, Easter Sunday: Absurd Truth: He is                                 Risen!  Based on Luke 24:1-12

Easter Sermon Series is taken from the 2019 Lenten Devotional from Presbyterians Today. You can pick up your copy in the office anytime.

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Palm Sunday's Donkey Walk
up Snake Alley @ 9am.
Easter Sunday

Rev's Reflections

   I would like to invite you to my blog. It offers insights on faith, ministry, beliefs and the church. It is non-political, very Christian, and is intended to stimulate thinking on what it means to live in the world as a Christian. 

   I have spent 50 years serving the Lord and reflect not only from that perspective, but now as one who enjoys retirement and the many blessings and oppurtunites the Lord provides. I believe this blog is just another way I can continue to share the Word and sing the Lord's song in what can be at times a strange land.

                           ~Honorably Retired Rev. Dick Johnson, Adult Sunday Educator

link: Rev's Reflections

Our engagement with the community is a huge reason why we are special. Our envolvement in the community includes the Backpack Program for the North Hill Elementary students, Sandwich Ministry (we make 36 sack lunchs 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-Ton 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.

Come for the Sunrise Service
Stay for the Pancakes and Egg Hunt