"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Your Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church! We believe God loves all people, without exception or exclusion. Wherever we are on life’s journey, God gathers us with our myriad experiences and perspectives to follow Jesus through love, learning, and service.

God calls us to be compassionate and committed, vital and visionary, alongside people of all faiths, engaging our beautiful and broken world.

We seek to live faith as a sanctuary in the city.

Sunday Worship

Our traditional Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes organ and choir music. We invite children to attend worship and participate in the “Moment for Young Worshipers” after which they are escorted to Sunday School.

What’s Happening?

Kalamazoo First Presbyterian has all sorts of fun and interesting things going on in the congregation and in our community. Don’t miss a thing, visit Our News & Event pages weekly for updates!

Living Faith

Our Mission: Grounded in living faith, receiving diversity as a gift, we seek to reflect Christ’s light in God’s world. Please take a moment to check out our Committees of Session and meet our  staff.

The Worship and Music Committee is called to partner with the clergy and music leaders of the church to enable and welcome the congregation to taste, see, and hear the goodness of God through worship. We are interested in hearing from members of the congregation concerning your experience and feelings about the current earlier starting time for worship. Session will make a decision in August about whether to stay with 10:00 AM or go back to 10:30 AM. You are invited to answer the questions below to help us understand your perspective.

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“Live Generously”, is the theme of the 2017 Stewardship Campaign. It is more than what we do with our financial resources – though that is important. To live generously, we are also called to be open to new ideas, to welcome the stranger, to volunteer often, and to forgive those who have offended us.

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Chrissy Westbury

Please welcome our new Associate Pastor, Christina (Chrissy) Westbury. At the First Presbyterian congregational meeting, held on June 11th, it was unanimously voted to call her as our Associate Pastor. On Tuesday, June 13th she passed her examination on the floor of the Presbytery of Lake Huron. On August 13th, she will be ordained at her home congregation in Midland and will begin her ministry among us immediately thereafter.

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Opportunities to learn and engage…

Our Reading Aloud group meets each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in Room 300.

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when breath becomes air book


Observe and discuss the Scripture to be used in the day’s worship service.

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A Renewed Vision for Ministry and Mission


First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan, will be a sanctuary in the city with love, hope, peace, and service, living our faith as a contemplative and active presence in the world.


Grounded in our living faith, receiving diversity as a gift, we seek to reflect Christ’s light in God’s world. Continually discerning God’s vision of grace and peace, we share inspirational worship, spiritual nurture, compassionate service to others, and the pursuit of justice, all to the glory of God.


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