Welcome to First Presbyterian Church

 

What we believe as a congregation is best summarized by the Coventry Cathedral welcome, which we have lightly edited to just to localize it:

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down-at-heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You're welcome here if you're just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don't care if you're more Christian than Pope Francis or haven't been to church since Christmas 10 years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems, are down in the dumps or don't like organized religion. We're not always that keen on it either.

We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to come to the beautiful church building. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on Bench Street and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters and you.


Worship: 10:00 a.m. Sundays

Sunday school (September through May):
Adults and children 9:00-9:45 a.m. Sundays
Children 3:30-5:00 p.m. Mondays


106 N. Bench Street, Galena, Illinois 61036

Telephone:  815-777-0229