• Faith that inspires,
    Community that welcomes

    First Presbyterian Church of Princeton

  • Love and kindness
    are never wasted

    First Presbyterian's Little Free Pantry

  • A Place Where
    Every Soul Finds Its Song

    Sunday morning worship at 10:30am

  • Where Faith Blooms
    and Community Thrives

    First Presbyterian Youth Ministry

Welcome to our family of faith

A Small Congregation with an Energy and Commitment to Serving God


At First Presbyterian Church, we extend a warm invitation to you, welcoming you to our close-knit community nestled in the heart of Princeton, IL. Here, amidst the serene beauty of our rural surroundings, we find strength in our shared Presbyterian faith and the bonds of friendship that tie us together. Becoming a member of our church isn’t just a commitment; it’s an opportunity to embrace the enriching tapestry of worship, fellowship, and service. We celebrate diversity and unity, where every individual’s unique story becomes a treasured part of our collective narrative. Join us in our heartfelt worship services, engage in meaningful conversations, and participate in community-driven initiatives that make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. At First Presbyterian Church, you’ll find not just a place to worship, but a family where you belong, where your spiritual journey is cherished, and where your presence enriches our faith community. Come, be a part of something special. Come, belong. Come, grow with us.

Colleen Lawrence


The Pastor's Corner

Flocking Together: Learning from Geese and Hebrews


With the geese honking their way north, I am reminded of Hebrews 10:25: “We ought to see how each of us may best arouse others to love and active goodness, not staying away from our meetings, as some do, but rather encouraging one another, all the more because you see the Day drawing near.”

I am sure we have learned in school, as geese fly in ‘V’ formation.  Once the leader tires, another takes the lead and the exhausted one falls back in formation to ride in the draft.

Also, geese mate for life, and when one falls ill or is injured, the spouse and at least one other flies to the ground to support and protect them until they find restoration, or pass away.  Then, and only then do they fly back into companionship of their beloved gaggle, 

May all of our church families take note of the way of the geese. 

Uniting Hearts, Nurturing Souls

Through shared dreams and compassionate connections, we embark on a journey of love, uniting hearts and nurturing souls along the way."