Who We are
The First Presbyterian Church of Iola is a church who welcomes and accepts ALL people. We have a smaller but committed congregation who are involved in our church and community and feel called to love and serve the Lord through their volunteer work. As a congregation, we enjoy a variety of music in our worship services and enjoy spending time with one another during our weekly fellowship time after our Sunday services. We would love for you to visit us Sunday morning and see what the First Presbyterian Church of Iola is all about!
We are committed to providing scripture-based ministry and programs to both our current members and to the community. Our church is a place to find a friend and to be a friend. At church, we can look back on the events of the past week and contemplate what the next one holds for us; we can pray and reflect on the truly important things in our life. Church involvement completes us, renews us and empowers us to share the good news of Christ’s love with others.
We also see the church as a social agent in the community. We believe in reaching out to build fellowship with local churches while serving the needs of the community at large. We currently operate a soup kitchen twice a month in partnership with Humanity House, staffed by community volunteers that feeds an average of 80-90 meals per Sunday. We participate yearly with the Iola Area Ministerial Association, including joint community worship services for Martin Luther King, Lent, and Thanksgiving. We are part of the Community Lenten Breakfast series, a multi-church Vacation Bible School, and provide scholarships to community youth to attend church camps.
As Christians, it is our duty to put principles into practice not just spiritually, but as engaged citizens of the community. Our members hold leadership positions or are involved in many organizations within the community.