"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 10:30 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.

Celebrate the Vision

Celebrate the Vision is our midweek ministry of food, fellowship and faith. Join us as we serve dinner and enjoy an informal worship service which includes singing, scripture reading, discussion and prayer.

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.


Kalamazoo to Jerusalem The Health Ministries Committee invites everyone in the congregation to get healthy by getting moving this spring! Join us in our ‘Walk to Jerusalem!’ We need to collect 3,589 miles to make our imaginary trek from Kalamazoo to Jerusalem. Get your walking shoes, swim suit, bike, cane, or walker ready!!! Learn More

Please Welcome Our Candidate for Associate Pastor, CHRISTINA (Chrissy) WESTBURY. The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee is delighted to recommend her to you as their enthusiastic and unanimous choice for the position of Associate Pastor.
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Chrissy Westbury

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 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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