Who we are

Located at the corners of Pekin and Ottawa Streets in Lincoln, Illinois, First Presbyterian is a welcoming, serving community, reflecting the inclusive love of God and creating space for God's people to belong. We are a historic church with our beginnings dating back to 1857, and we give thanks to God for our heritage. We are also concerned for the involved in our community, committing ourselves to the new thing God is doing right here and now. We are a More Light Congregation, which means we affirm the worth of all and nurture each individual's spiritual journey - regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, physical or mental health, educational background, economic situation, or religious background. We are also a Matthew 25 Congregation, and we strive to be a faith community that engages in courageous conversations to further the Reign of God in Lincoln and beyond. Finally, we are inspired by the radical hospitality of Jesus the Christ and commit ourselves to loving our neighbors and ourselves as God loves us!

global mission giving

- Presbyterian World Mission -

     Lives around the world are being transformed through the ministry of Presbyterian mission workers and our global partners These ministries are addressing the root causes of poverty, sharing the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and facilitating reconciliation in some of the world’s most troubled places.

Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Special Offerings

- Pentecost Offering -

     “Children at Risk” is the special emphasis of the 40% each congregation retains. The problems of children who are struggling at home, school, and socially are common in all communities. Our share of this offering is used to help alleviate these struggles.

- Peacemaking Offering -

     Programs and projects to further the cause of peace is the emphasis of this special fund. Our congregation’s 25% is earmarked for local organizations to further this endeavor.