We hope you will visit us in person. This page answers some frequently asked visitor questions.
During the Summer (The Sunday after Memorial day to the Sunday FOLLOWING Labor day) First United Presbyterian offers a 9:00 AM service on Sunday.
During the rest of the year, First United Presbyterian offers the following:
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
First United Presbyterian Church offers classes on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 AM during September – May. Children meet in the music room and the class is led by Elaine Newton. The adults meet in Fellowship Hall and this class is led by Kevin de Regnier. The Adult class is using the book “30 Life Principles” by Charles Stanley. Each lesson uses scripture to guide our discussion and to reveal one of God”s timeless principles for living a joyous, obedient Christian life. Each lesson stands on its own and doesn’t require any knowledge from previous lessons.
10:15 AM Worship Service in the Sanctuary
This sixty-minute service features a blended worship style. Communion is served on the second Sunday of the month except December when it is served on Christmas Eve and the month which contains Holy Week when it is served on Maundy Thursday.
First United Presbyterian Presbyterian Church is located at 210 W Green Street which is two blocks from Winterset’s courthouse square.
If you are coming from the north on Highway 169, continue south from the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 92. When you reach the first stoplight at the intersection of John Wayne Drive and Green Street, turn left and proceed two blocks.
If you are coming from the east on Highway 92, turn left at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 92. When you reach the first stoplight at the intersection of John Wayne Drive and Green Street, turn left and proceed two blocks.
If you are coming from the west on Highway 92, continue east from the intesection of Highway 169 and Highway 92. You will proceed on Summit Street until you reach the intersection with Second Avenue. Turn left at that intersection and proceed five blocks.
All Christians are welcome to take communion with us at First United Presbyterian. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated during services on the second Sunday of each month except December when it is served on Christmas Eve and the month which contains Holy Week when it is served on Maundy Thursday.
Though we are currently without a pastor, spiritual care is still available to serve the congregation and community whenever a need arises. If you need to speak with a care team member, simply call the church office (462-3261).
Can I arrange for a baptism or funeral at First United Presbyterian?
Baptism is the sacrament of entrance into the community of faith. Presbyterians baptize adults, on their profession of faith, and infants of adult members. Children are baptized as infants in response to God’s love for them, and will speak for themselves when they attend Confirmation Class at around age fourteen. Baptism is celebrated in the community of faith and during a time of worship. Parents must be people of faith.
Funeral and memorial services are conducted for members of First United Presbyterian Church and for others if a pastor is available. Visitations can also take place either in the sanctuary or the fellowship hall. Please contact the church office for more information.
Is the church handicapped accessible?
There are two entrances to the church building which are handicap accessible. All of the first floor of the building is handicap accessible including: the sanctuary, the fellowship hall, the main office, the kitchen, classrooms, choir room, and restrooms.
First United Presbyterian is equipped with radio headphones designed for the use by those with hearing loss.
First United Presbyterian believes that membership is part of a person’s faith journey. Membership allows an individual to vote at congregational meetings and to hold office within the church. One does not have to be a member to participate in any other aspects of church life nor to receive pastoral care. New Members are accepted on a profession of faith and baptism, transfer from another church, or reaffirmation of the faith. Official recognition of new membership takes place during a regular worship service. For more information contact the church at 462-3261 or by email.