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First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee



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Welcome - Come experience thought provoking Biblical sermons in a beautiful sacred space. Worship Service begins at 11 AM. Adult Bible study 9:45 AM

I hope this song minister to your heart and soul.  Paul 


Dear members and friends:

As of Wednesday, August 26th, Gov. Pritzker has issued new orders for gatherings.   The limit is 25 people.  Since we are a small congregation we will still be meeting.  If you would like to attend please join us.  We have ample room to social distance.  Our normal attendance is around 20, so we have room for visitors.

Pastor Karen's sermon will be posted on the website each Sunday morning for you to read. It will also be emailed to church members.  If you would like to be added to that list send and email to 

Just because we are not at church each Sunday does not mean the bills stop.  We still have bills to pay.  If you are able to, it would be most appreciated if you could mail in your contribution each week, or if you want to, send in a check for several weeks at a time.

If you develop symptoms and test positive for COVID-19,  please let us know right away.  We will want to lift you up in prayer, and do what we can in tangible ways to help you.  

Finally, let us lift up one another in prayer: those who have been infected, our nation as a whole, and for all of us as we suffer economically.  We WILL get through this with patience and prayer.  If you would like to talk to someone about how all these things are effecting you let us know.

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:

Father, God of all wisdom and power, help Your children Your Church, to see this virus, as You see it.  It had not only plagued the far corners of the world, but it is now in our own front yard, our own house, America. 

Lord, our government/the CDC is advising us how to proceed physically, but our request is that You would teach us how to pray, and for what to pray, as we follow their counsel.

This we pray in the Name of the Healer of all diseases, viruses, sicknesses, etc. etc. Jesus Christ. Amen

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.

We hope you can join us for worship!
We hope you can join us for worship!

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.

First Presbyterian Church:
371 E. Court Street
Kankakee, IL  60901
PH: 815.939.3546


Adult Bible Study - 9:45 am.
Worship Service - 11am.

    371 East Court Street, Kankakee Illinois 609021 (815) 939.3546