Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Grimes.
We are a people of faith, called by Christ to share God’s Good News in today’s active world.
Please join us on Sundays
8:30 – 9:10 AM – Sunday School for all ages
9:15 AM – Worship
10:15 AM – Fellowship / Coffee time
Who Are We?
A Community where People matter to God and One Another
A young man named Ken* came to youth group with his friend, whose family were members of the church. No one in Ken's family went to church, but our ministry team made sure Ken had rides to events and worship, as well as encouragement, or whatever he needed to feel part of our group. Soon he came on mission trips and other youth outings. And when it came time for his friend to go through confirmation, Ken wanted to grow in his faith and be confirmed also. As Ken knelt to be baptized during worship on Confirmation Sunday, we looked around at his classmates, his Elder mentor, other session members, his parents, and the church community. All these faithful witnesses attested to God's gracious love and hospitality, which they had extended to Ken. As the water ran down his face and onto his clothes, the church proclaimed how valuable Ken was to the body of Christ. Worshippers clapped after he was confirmed and joined him and the other confirmands at a reception after worship. I was privileged to be a part of this special time in Ken's life, when God's invisible grace was made visible in a new believer's life. It was also an opportunity for the church to reflect on the practice of hospitality and spiritual formation. Confirmation is one of the most important times in a believer's life and in the life of the church. It is rewarding and humbling to witness God at work in young people and see authentic servant leadership modeled in our church leaders and church family. (*name has been changed)
A Community where People Grow and Serve
We are renewed by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. They joyfully celebrate the reality of God’s presence from everyday activities to the chaos of life events; they expect the Holy Spirit to move through worship, service, meetings, and meals. Christ-centered programs and community provide a catalyst for spiritual formation. The church is called to share the hope she has in Jesus Christ, the unconditional love of God, and the creative power of the Holy Spirit. Members are involved and invested in the church and demonstrate a dynamic relationship with Christ. All this is reflected in the joy and enthusiasm they show toward one another, church staff, and community. They are compassionate and demonstrate hospitality as they represent a viable presence in the church and community, where they form friendships and partnerships.
What are your service times?
Sunday Morning. Service begins at 9:15am to 10:15am.
What are your services like?
We preach directly from the Bible and sing hymns.
What are your music like?
We mostly sing traditional hymns in worship, but we also share contemporary hymns as well as other kinds of music like Taize. We appreciate that different people connect with God in worship through different ways. Our organist, Colene, has played here at our church for over 60 years. We're also blessed with a pianist and talented musicians who serve God by sharing this gift.
How do I get to Grimes First Presbyterian Church?
Directions to our church
What should I wear?
Casual works just fine.
What Bible translation do you use?
We teach from the New Revised Standard Version.
We appreciate that different translations have different emphasis and perceptions of the biblical text. We value the NRSV because its translators strive to be faithful to the text, rather than trying to make the Biblical text understandable or accessible to the reader. It was written by many scholars, including some of Pastor Jessica's professors, for a variety of traditions, including Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox faiths, as well as taking into account the Jewish roots of the Old Testament.
What denomination are you?
We are a Presbyterian church. To read more about our denomination visit our denomination page.
What is available for my children during Sunday service?
We have a nursery for kids 2 years and younger. During the service we have a time with our young people were they participate in the service.
Who is on your staff?
To read more about our staff, visit our Meet Our Staff page.
How do I connect with others?
God's plan is that you would establish relationships with other who will encourage you in your relationship with God. This community is called church. If you have a desire to be a part of us, then here are a few steps to follow.
- Attend our worship service for a few months and see if our fellowship is a fit for you.
- Let our Pastor or an elder know your desire to join the church. You also can visit our
Contact page and use the "Have a Question or Comment" section to let us know you would
like to join the Church.
- Sign up for the next membership class.
We are so glad you're on our website, and we hope to meet you soon.