• Welcome
  • Worship Schedule
  • Directions
  • What to Expect

Giving a whole new meaning to "Welcome"

On Sunday (and everyday) We promise to welcome and accept you as you are . . . whether you come in jeans and a t-shirt or in a suit or dress . . . whether you are a lifelong believer or just curious . . . full of faith or full of doubt. You have a place here . . . today. If you can't find what you are looking for on our web, give us a call or stop by for a visit.

Growing a community in Christ!

Worship Schedule

First Church offers five worship services each weekend and a monthly Taize service

Alive| Saturday | 10:25 am | Join guests from our Loaves & Fish ministry, our community outreach service, in the lower level of our 116 NE Perry building for our Alive Worship Service.
Renuevo | Saturday | 6:00 pm | Our bi-lingual service is offered in Spanish and English and is accompanied by a Praise Band in our Worship Center
Traditional | Sunday | 8:30 & 11:00 am | Classic traditional worship with choir, bells, brass ensemble and organ music in the Sanctuary of our 116 NE Perry building
Contemporary | Sunday | 11:00 am | Praise and worship with Praise Band in our Worship Center. The service is conducted in English with Spanish translation available.
Taize | Wednesday | 6:00 pm | The 45 minute service is held the last Wednesday of the month in the Chapel of our 116 NE Perry building will focus on contemplation, scripture, prayer and song. Period of silence focused on a passage of scripture are a central part of the worship experience.

Directions

The First Church Peoria campus is located in downtown Peoria.

116 NE Perry Ave building | bordered by N Main St and Hamilton Blvd

700 Main Street building | corner of N Main St and NE Perry Ave 

Free parking is available in the lot next to our 700 Main Street building.

What to Expect

You will see 

Old and new; new building . . . old building 
Older and newer; people . . . our church family is an exciting mixture of long time members and young adults, of people from the tri-county area and people from the neighborhood. 
Mission and ministry; "As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead." James 2:26.
We have an active community missions umbrella and many areas that need someone just like you.

You may need to grow in your faith and we will help build you up.
You may need to grow in knowledge and we will provide classes, groups and study opportunities.
You may need to grow in service and we will guide you to many areas of service.
We will welcome your new ideas and your gifts.
We will welcome you just as you are.

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  • Vision Welcome

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Our Vision

Growing a community in Christ

  • Attract the un-churched that they may Grow Their Faith of salvation through Jesus Christ
  • Care and develop the congregation, that they may Grow Knowledge in their faith and love for Christ, our Lord
  • Engage & Equip those who wish to serve, that they may Grow the Community of Christian fellowship in the world and spread the Good News.

Our logo represents our congregation–young, dynamic, visionary. It also represents tradition, stability, and sound doctrine. But what I like most is that our cross and flame are now showing the movement, the blowing, of the Holy Spirit that still changes lives and you and I – we are that movement. Let us seek the Holy Spirit together.

 

Vision - Worship Schedule

First Church offers five worship services each weekend and a monthly Taize service

Community | Saturday | 10:25 am | Join guests from our Loaves & Fish ministry, our community outreach service, in the lower level of our 116 NE Perry building
Renuevo | Saturday | 6:00 pm | Our bi-lingual service is offered in Spanish and English and is accompanied by a Praise Band in our 700 Main building
Traditional | Sunday | 8:30 & 11:00 am | Classic traditional worship with choir, bells, brass ensemble and organ music in the Sanctuary of our 116 NE Perry building Contemporary | Sunday | 10:55 am |
Praise and worship with Praise Band in our 700 Main building. The service is conducted in English with Spanish translation available.
Taize | second Wednesday | 6:00 pm | The 45 minute service held in the Chapel of our 116 NE Perry building will focus on contemplation, scripture, prayer and song. Period of silence focused on a passage of scripture are a central part of the worship experience.

Vision Directions

The First Church Peoria campus is located in downtown Peoria.

116 NE Perry Ave building | bordered by N Main St and Hamilton Blvd

700 Main Street building | corner of N Main St and NE Perry Ave

Free parking is available in the lot next to our 700 Main Street building.

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    Worship at First Church Peoria

    Worship the Lord with Gladness.  Enter His presence with Singing.  Psalm 100:2

    We worship the same God, however the style in which we connect with Him may differ.  From that understanding, First Church offers a variety of styles in which we worship.  Visit our worship page for details.

     

  • Community Ministries

    Service is part of the DNA of our congregation. We have felt called to remain in downtown Peoria to serve Christ through our Community Ministries. Each of our well established ministries had its roots in God's call on a member of our congregation. First Church Peoria supports and encourages its members to plan and develop ministry.

    Visit the Serve section of our website to learn more about our various Community Ministries.

  • We believe the arts are a primary human need and can serve as an important channel to grow faith, grow knowledge, and grow community.  For more information on Arts@First visit our art and music pages.

    Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts

    Fine Arts Ministry Outreach

    Music Series

    Music Ensembles

     

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