First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca is an intergenerational congregation growing in our exuberant love for our Lord Jesus Christ as we strive to live out our baptisms in our lives and our neighborhoods. We explore life’s questions and our journeys of faith, accepting and nurturing these diverse pathways believing that God works through all things for good. Our members continue to stretch and explore opportunities to serve the Lord and their neighbors.
The heart of our community is our weekly worship services, held at 10:30 a.m. in our historic sanctuary. Here we gather together to hear from scripture and from sermon, to participate by singing and praying together, and to be drawn into worship through the ministry of our choral ensemble. Our worship is dynamic and creative, using the gift of visual art to augment the spoken word. Our orders for worship are designed to help everyone—no matter their religious background—to join in the praise of God.
We are located in Mid-Michigan, in Gratiot County, an agriculturally-based county which is also host to Alma College, a denominationally-affiliated liberal arts school. Our physical campus faces the historic courthouse and county jail and remind us of our call to welcome to the prisoner and the stranger. and to our ministry to the poor and hungry through the housing and administrative support for the Ithaca Food Pantry, a collaborative project of local community churches and organizations.