We are located just south of Chicago (less than an hour), and just over an hour north of Champaign and the University of Illinois. We are in downtown Kankakee, but our members are also from Bradley, Bourbonnais, Manteno, and even south Chicago.
If you have further questions about First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee, IL , feel free to call the church office at 815-939-3546!
In person worship temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 state guidelines effective November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020
Due to the uprise of the Covid-19 cases in Kankakee and Will Counties, the state has mandated that gatherings should be 10 persons or less.
Our Session has voted to follow state guidelines and are suspending in person worship. We feel that this is the best solution to keep us all healthy and safe. This could be for only a few weeks, but we have to just wait and see what happens in the future.
In the meantime, I will be posting on our website, with Paul’s help, short worship service. I hope that this will help to ease your heart, body, and soul of the difficult times we are going through.
Please stay safe and healthy until we can meet again.
In Christ’s Name,
I hope this song minister to your heart and soul. Paul
Mission Statement: Steeped in history and tradition, First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee is dedicated to presenting Biblical principles through creative means that connect to your world. Our strategy is “Building Family.” We are a group of people who love and care for one another, experiencing true Biblical community.
Overview: First Presbyterian is a church steeped in history and tradition. High ceilings, a nave design, and a gently sloping floor make virtually every seat a good one. Surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows, hearing the magnificent 34-rank 3 manual Keates pipe organ or our beautiful grand piano is truly a moving experience in this beautiful space.
A Prayer from our Pastor, Karen Williams:
Heavenly Father, during this time of uncertainty, not knowing what is to come next, help us Lord to open our eyes wide and see what a wonderful life you have given us. Lord, we are so grateful for the things you give us, for the love you show us. Help us show that love now to others that are feeling anxious, depressed or otherwise unsure of themselves. Lord we pray for our leaders and the leaders of all the countries that they will do what is best for your people. That they will be able to learn more about this virus, test those affected, and find a treatment to stop the spread its' spread. Lord, help us all to understand that we need to have patience and trust those who are working so hard to help finding answers. We pray all this in your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A prayer from on our members, David Ferguson:
This we pray in the Name of the Healer of all diseases, viruses, sicknesses, etc. etc. Jesus Christ. Amen
- Thought-provoking sermons by Pastor Karen Williams
- Soul-stirring music by Paul Johnson
- All of this is in a beautiful "sacred" space
Each Sunday at 11:00 AM we gather for worship in our sanctuary. Following worship we fellowship and enjoy the diversity of our congregation. We miss you when you're not with us, we encourage you when you are. Come for a visit, stay as a freind.
371 E. Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
SERVICE TIMES ON SUNDAY:
Adult Bible Study - 9:45 am.
Worship Service - 11am.