"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Your Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith

Coronavirus and Worship Updates

Please see the Sermons tab under Worship, or our YouTube channel here for other past sermons.

Outdoor Worship!

10:00 a.m. at FPC’s Pine Island Outdoor location: 8882 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo

In addition to our virtual worship services, which we will continue to record and make available on YouTube each week, we will be adding a new worship opportunity! Each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (through Labor Day weekend) we will join together in outdoor worship at the Hope Garden at Pine Island. Dress casually and bring your own lawn chair for socially distanced seating. Please be aware that this is an outdoor service, with the normal bugs and the sunshine! Use of hats and bug repellent is encouraged.

Outdoor worship will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Special Congregational Meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is to elect an elder to fill one vacancy on session. It will be held by Zoom at noon on Sunday, September 13. If you are a member interested in joining this meeting who is not on the email list, please contact Ann Johnson.

Opening Plans Announcement Letter (Open PDF here) June 29 2020


Addressing Systematic Rascim: A Joint Committee Statement (See PDF here)


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Please see our Pastoral Response to the COVID-19 situation by reading the letter here: pastoral-response-to-COVID-19.pdf


Other resources:

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry:  http://kzoolf.org/

Free coloring page from Illustrated Ministry: The coloring page features the prompt “God calls me…” and allows for a variety of possibilities for reflection:

  • What is God calling me to do, or not do, right now?
  • Who is God calling me to be?
  • What name is it that God calls me?
  • Download here
  • Please see the Education page for more links and updates.

Virtual AA meetings:


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.

Opportunities to learn and engage…

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

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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 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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