Ash Wednesday Service is at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. You can also find the live stream on YouTube.  

Dear church family and friends,
   Session has once again voted to reopen. We will resume in-person worship on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. with the Annual Congregational Meeting to follow in the Sanctuary. All the previous safety guidelines are still in effect and are listed inside Connections.
   I realize there are strong feelings about when is the right time to return to church. Some have expressed concerns and will be upset that we are resuming worship. Others are ready to return. Obviously, the choice is yours to make, and we want everyone to feel safe when you do decide to come back to church. We will continue to pre-record the sermon and email it to everyone on Sunday mornings. The Rev. Dr. Dick Johnson will continue his adult education class via Zoom and in-person, starting at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
    We will also be resuming our board meetings, committee meetings and Wednesday Bible studies in-person. At this time, as we ease into reopening, we do not have any meetings scheduled, except Bible study at 7:15 a.m. for men and 8:30 a.m. for women starting Feb. 3. We will let you know the upcoming days and times as schedules are confirmed. Social distancing and masks continue to be required when we do gather.
   We will be doing something new as we begin the Lent-Easter season. If the way be made clear, our Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday services will be in-person and via Zoom. Kelle Haller, our Director of Communications, is working to enhance the quality of sound so it will be even better than Christmas Eve. Again, for those wishing to worship at home, we will have bulletins and individual communion sets available for you to pick up prior to the worship
services, both of which will be at 7 p.m.
   Please know that the Session and staff continue to assess our situation and monitor safety protocols and CDC and state guidelines as things continue to evolve. Thank you for your patience during these unique times.
In His service,

A Service of Witness

to the Resurrection


Joan K. Hertzler

 May 19, 1930-February 8, 2021
Service is at 11:00an at the First Presbyterian Church with a catered lunch to follow. This service will be live streamed on YouTube.


 First Presbyterian Church 
Welcome Home
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, Iowa is nestled in the downtown area and close to the famous  Snake Alley, which was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records to being “The Crookedest Street in America”. The church was built in 1888 with limestone, timber and a lot of stained glass. There is more than 160 years of Presbyterian history at this location. Click below to see pictures and history.
Go here to read more about the
history of First Presbyterian Church.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH | 321 N 5th | BURLINGTON, IA, 52601 | | 319-752-6626 | 

3 Responses to “Home”

  1. Ellen Hamilton says:

    I am inquiring about the rose window. I think it is in honor of a young woman who was a member of the church. She died when she was at the university of Iowa.

    • admin says:

      Ellen, honestly I have no idea. I wish I did. I am in the process of going through history. Fingers crossed I will come across it. In the mean time I will be asking some of the members who have grown up in this church.

  2. Kelle says:

    Ellen, I talked to a few people and Polly said that the Eastman family donated it a long time ago. She could not remember the year though. 😉

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