GriefShare is a biblical-based grief recovery group designed to encourage those who have experienced loss and begin the process of healing has provided support and education to grieving persons since 2021. Each year two 13-week sessions are held: one in the spring and one in the fall. Our facilitators have also presented workshops on “Surviving the Holidays” and “Loss of a Spouse.” When this group is in session, they meet on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. This study is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one … parent, spouse, child, or friend. Each group session includes a video featuring experts in the field of grief, discussion, and a workbook to use during the week and for taking notes in. If you have questions or wish to register for the next session,  please contact the office (641.684.5465) or go to

Prayer Shawl

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group meets monthly at First Presbyterian Church.

Those in attendance make shawls or lap robes for those in need of healing or comfort. They knit, crochet, or tie fleece to make their shawls and robes which are then blessed and given to individuals in the community needing comfort.

Don’t know how to knit or crochet? No problem. Members of the group are happy to teach you.

Some people make their items at home and then drop them off at the church.

The group gathers at the church on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 2:30 pm until 4 pm.

If you are interested in joining the group or know someone needing a shawl or robe, please contact the office. You may use the contact form on this website.

Food Pantry

Third Thursday of Each month, from 3-5:30 pm

Boy Scouts

First Presbyterian Church is proud to be the chartered organization for Cub Scout Pack 2, Boy Scout Pack 2, and Scouts BSA Troop 219 under the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Council, Woodland Trails District.

Scouting is about building skills in citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. The mission of the scouting experience is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Cub Scouts is a program within the Boy Scouts of America that serves youth from 6 to 11 years old. The Cub Scouts program aims to prepare youth to grow into self-reliant and dependable adults.

Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Meetings for Cub Scout Pack 2, Boy Scout Pack 2, and Scouts BSA Troop 219, a new troop for 6-12 grade girls in Scouting BSA, are held at FPC.

If you are interested in becoming a member of one of the groups or being a scout leader, contact Shelley Morgan at (641) 684-5903.

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Operation Christmas Child

Children around the world have been receiving Christmas Shoeboxes since 1993.

These Shoeboxes filled with small gifts and lots of love are a tool to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way.

The shoeboxes give local pastors in countries all around the world to reach children with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Boxes are shipped by Samaritan’s Purse to countries where children are at risk due to war, poverty, disease, natural disaster, and famine. Since 1993, OCC has delivered 157 million boxes to boys and girls around the world.

Last year we delivered 50 boxes … this year we delivered 202. As one of our children said, “I’m really into this!”  We’re already planning for next year! Come and join us!