Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. First Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.



August 2015



Farewell Karen: 

Karen Engebretson has departed First Presbyterian after 3 plus years as the Director of Music.  During her stay with us she directed the chancel choir, bell choir, played the organ and piano as well as many excelent solo vocal performances.  While here she proposed, organized and presented several Community Concerts.  The concerts highlighted Leavenworth and Kansas City area musically talented individuals and groups. Thank you Karen for sharing your many talents with us.







On a hot ((over 100 degrees) Tuesday we served 214 meals to our community.

Over 39 volunteers (including 6 non-members) cooked and/or served. It's positively heart-warming to watch these volunteers pitch in to help each other and to see that everything gets done - as well as to watch our guests enjoy a great meal in a cool place. Our young people ruled - Paige, Madison, Ryen, Emmalee were everywhere. We need that energy! Sally thoughtfully brought ICE CREAM and cones - which went over really well!!


Thanks to everyone who brought baked goods and fruit and dog/cat treats. Thanks to our loyal hard-working cooks (Ginnie, Marge, Maria, Jerry, Elaine, Gerald and Merna). Thanks to our serving/cleaning up crew (Becky, Lorna, Jim, Chris, Tera, Kum Cha, Bobbie, Judy, Claude, Rick, Cathy, Rod, Linda, Linda, Cindy, Sally, Dody, George, Ron, Carolyn, Keri, Howard, Joyce - and others including Sr. Rejane, Dan, BJ, Mike, and Randa). We did a good job for our community and our church and ourselves!!

Join us for the August Community Meal on Tuesday August 25, 5:00PM to 6:30PM.





School is starting in a few weeks. This year we want to help needy high school kids with supplies, both personal hygiene items and the following school supplies. Please bring them in soon. We have bins near the narthex entrance.

Book bags

Spiral Notebooks, college rule

3-ring a Binders, 1 or 2 inch

Pencils, Pens

Calculators (graphing, scientific)

Personal hygiene items: shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, Tampex, deodorant, etc.




Let's Knit!


Interested in learning how to knit? We have a a group kniting scarves and hats as Christmas gifts for our Community Meal patrons. If you don't knit, Carol Beall has agreed to do a class on Wednesdays, at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Bring a skein of yarn and a pair of knitting needles (any size - medium to large) and let's get started. We can knit, visit with friends, and have a lot of fun. Please come and bring a friend who might want to join us.



The Interfaith Shelter of Hope is again offering a chance for volunteers to get information and training. It will be held on Aug. 11 from 5:30 - 6:30pm downstairs in the 1st Methodist Church. Here is another chance to help the needy right here in our community. There are 4 shifts during the night for volunteers as the shelter is open from 9p.m. - 7a.m.





Just a reminder that the church is equipped with an oval

window audio induction loop assistive listening system. You will

need to please switch your hearing aid to “T” (TELEPHONE) or

request assistance.
















407 Walnut Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Office: 913-682-6891



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