First United Presbyterian Church (Centralia IL)
Who We Are
First United Presbyterian Church is the only Presbyterian Church in Centralia. Organized in 1856, it is one of the oldest churches in Centralia. However, we have an active youth group, strong women’s organization, a men’s breakfast club, and Stephen Ministry available for those going through difficult times.
All walks of life are represented – physicians, nurses, dentists, attorneys, executives, m
usicians, accountants, educators, bankers, carpenters, veterinarians, mothers, fathers, business men, office workers, real estate brokers, railroaders, students - we have them all.
Intergenerational congregation - infants, preschoolers, students in kindergarten through college, employed men and women, semi-retired, retired, including those eighty and ninety years young.
We pride ourselves as friendly, caring and compassionate - the “people” church. Our close-knit membership leaves our worship services feeling spiritually uplifted in a congenial atmosphere. We have a built-in responsive support team for sharing the happy and the sad times.
To “Know YOU is to love YOU” best describes our Church. First United Presbyterian Church in Centralia is all about “YOU.” We love this three-letter word “YOU” for the way it makes us feel. "Good morning to you" and a big smile welcomes us whenever we enter the church. After "Good morning to you too," we feel we are already in Heaven. YOU are our ally that empowers us.