Within the Presbyterian tradition, the sacrament of baptism is celebrated as a part of the public worship service. Baptism is open to persons of any age, from infant to adult. We also affirm baptisms that have occurred in other Christian denominations and contexts – you do not need to be “re-baptized” to become a part of our fellowship. To inquire about or schedule a baptism, contact the church at 319-364-6148.

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The Lord's Supper

The Lord’s Supper is observed at First Presbyterian on the first Sunday of every month. In addition, we often incorporate Holy Communion on other occasions of special significance in the life of the church, such as Holy Week. The celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion is open to the entire believing community – all are welcome.