Ministries

First Presbyterian Church is the first Protestant congregation established in Davenport in 1838. It has worshiped and served in the restored Victorian building at Kirkwood Boulevard and Iowa Street since 1899. This congregation of about 700 people, is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA, the largest of the mainline Presbyterian bodies in the U.S., and is a part of the Synod of the Lakes and Prairies and the Presbytery of East Iowa.
You're always invited to worship with us. Sunday worship is enhanced with music from several choirs, soloists, and instrumental groups throughout the year. The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of alternate months. First Presbyterian Church is a diverse, inclusive congregation where everybody is welcome. Our facilities are handicapped accessible so that all may participate.
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Music Ministry

Many people know First Presbyterian Church through its music ministry, which includes a Sanctuary adult choir of more than 100 singers, along with other choral and instrumental groups from pre-school through high school. The music ministry sponsors the well-known Performing Arts Series, which presents nationally-acclaimed guest artists as well as church-wide, full-scale Broadway productions and standing room only Christmas concerts.

Communion to the Furthest Pew

Communion to the Furthest Pew is served to members unable to attend church on dates immediately following communion at church.

Operation Love

Operation Love is a member-to-member outreach for those with short term needs such as transportation, meals, emergency babysitting, or respite care.

In Touch Ministries

Congregation members provide one-on-one visits to congregation members and friends who have difficulty leaving their homes. This ministry keeps home-bound members “in touch” with the rest of the congregation.

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain connects those in need of prayer with church members who are committed to a ministry of prayer. Prayer requests may be sent to the church office and we will contact the prayer chain coordinator.

Christian Education

Opportunities for education, topics of discussions, current events, and congregational engagement can be found in our Adult Christian Education (ACE) classes.  

If you have a program or topic you think would be of interest, please contact a member of the ACE Committee. Classes are open to all — bring a friend!

Get Involved

Join Us At Any Event!

Between the Covers (BTC)

Third Monday of the month @ 12:00 pm

All members of the club read and discuss selected books, held in the church parlor or in members' homes.

Pickleball

Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays @ 9:00 am

Held in the church gym or in local courts, weather permitting.

PUNCH Meeting

Third Saturday of the month @ 10:00 am

Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E 10th St, Davenport, IA 52803

Library Committee

Third Wednesday of the month @ 10:30 am

Held at the First Presbyterian Church library.

Manna & More Breakfast

Second Sunday of the month @ 8:15 am

Share a delightful breakfast and fellowship time with your family and friends.

Women of Hope Bible Study

Second Wednesday of the month @ 10:00 am

Join our Women of Hope gatherings for Bible Study.