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Services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. every Sunday (September through May). We are now currently on this schedule.

Services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday (June through August).

Service Times

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Informal praise worship in the fellowship Hall (Bruner Hall), located at the south end of the building. Enter through the south or west doors. An accessible entrance ramp with an elevator is located on the east side of the building.

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Traditional worship in the Sanctuary, located at the north end of the building. Enter through the north or west doors. An accessible entrance ramp with an elevator is located on the east side of the building.

Taize Service, first Wednesday of every month, 6:00 p.m. FPC offers a mid-week service of quiet music, Scripture, prayer and reflection on the first Wednesday of every month in Westminster Hall (downstairs). This is a quiet and meditative half hour of personal and communal blessing followed by a simple meal of soup and bread.


Diverse in age and religious background, we have gathered together as the body of Christ here in Cache Valley since 1878. We are blessed to say:

All are WELCOME!

We believe that this is more than a slogan.

We’re far from perfect, but we are forgiven and growing on the inside and out! God welcomes us, so our mission is to joyfully welcome each and every person who comes to seek God’s presence.

Worship & Christian Education

In Worship we discover God’s amazing grace, steadfast love, and unconquerable hope. Through Scripture and the Word preached, sincere prayer, inspired music, and renewing fellowship, we strive to provide worship that is faithful, fresh, relevant, uplifting, challenging, and inclusive.

In our educational ministry, we seek to nurture a deeper understanding of our world, and of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in it.

Mission

With a loving touch, a word of justice and mercy, a vision of hope and peace, and a generous spirit, we seek to follow Christ’s example and be God’s hands in the world.

Youth & Children’s Ministry

Youth are not only the future of the church and world. At First Presbyterian, they are a vital part of our present. Retreats, mission trips, activities of all kinds, ecumenical involvement, and dedicated leadership nurture an environment of growth, love, trust, fun, and faith. As our youth know, Jesus rocks!

Christian churches have traditionally been communities where children are loved, celebrated, and nurtured. First Presbyterian has been, and seeks to continue to be, such a place.

Fun and Fellowship

Church life is not limited to one hour on Sunday. As a community, we enjoy each others company. The joy of the Lord, discovered in relationships with each other, is something we relish. We are brothers and sisters in Christ.

We are friends, too.

We invite you to join us for Contemporary & Traditional Worship, Mission, Christian Education, Bible Study, Fellowship and a sense of community.

178 West Center Street
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 752-0871

Email us: info [at] firstpreslogan.org

 

  • A New Journey (to a Place We’ve Already Been?)

    Not long ago we held a congregational meeting to approve an Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC) to begin the search for a new Associate Pastor for Christian Education & Youth Ministry. We are taking the first steps to getting back to a place where we have two pastors on staff, like we did when I first arrived in late 2012, through May of 2015.

    Our congregation went through a discernment process about hiring an Associate Pastor (which turned out to be me) some years ago, back in 2011. But we have many new members since that time, and churches are living things rather than stagnant buildings; they’re always growing and shifting into new entities. So we are going to be engaging in a discussion about the importance of hiring an Associate Pastor over the next six months or so, while our APNC is hard at work. One step we’re taking is a congregational survey & questionnaire, which we will be distributing to you in November, to help us understand some of your wishes for the vision and mission of our congregation.

    There are some risks associated with this, but Session and the Stewardship & Finance Committee have carefully—and prayerfully—considered this move, and we feel like it is the right step for us at this time. Based on conversations with many of you it seems like the congregation believes it is the right move too. Our youth programs have been doing very well in recent years, and we want to continue with that momentum and inject even more energy into the areas of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries. These programs are critical to our vision for ministry. Did you know we have 74 young people that are in the ages directly affected by these programs (from nursery age up through young adult/college age)? Seventy-four young people! That’s a great reminder of how important this position is for our congregation and the surrounding community.

    The question on many peoples’ mind is “can we afford this?” . That is an important question. I am reminded that in recent years we have proven that we can afford this. I served here as the Associate Pastor for two and a half years while we still had Pastor Paul as our head-of-staff pastor. We have demonstrated our ability to pay two staff members in the past. And during that time we even were raising a considerable amount of money to pay off our building debt and for the beautiful organ restoration project. I recognize that there may be some fear associated with us going out on a limb to hire a new Associate Pastor. This is indeed a leap of faith, but one that we believe is reasonable.

    Friends, I believe we can afford this! I believe it is crucial to the mission and ministry of this congregation and the position we hold in Cache Valley. Our youth and children’s programs have been quite successful in recent years, and I feel that continuing pastoral leadership can bring so much to these programs. Members of our congregation have been doing wonderful work helping in many areas of youth ministry (and will continue to do so), but with a seminary-trained associate pastor there is so much potential.

    Some people have asked if we could hire a “Christian Educator” for this position (a non-ordained position, as opposed to an ordained minister). This is a possibility, and would perhaps save us some money, but there are a few reasons we have decided not to do this. The first is that it isn’t easy to recruit and bring a certified Christian Educator to Logan, Utah (the position typically pays less). It also might not be much cheaper for us to hire a CE Director, because of some requirements for providing insurance through the Board of Pensions or through a third party. I believe that there is quite a lot for us to gain by hiring someone with a seminary education. An ordained minister means another staff person who can help with weddings and funerals, pastoral care and counseling, and has three years of theological education to help with youth ministry programs, and other activities around the church.

    The APNC has completed the job description for the position (called the Ministry Information Form), and it will soon be making its way across the country to those who might be candidates for our position. Will you please join me in praying for this process? Let’s pray for our youth ministry programs (the young people who are part of them, and the adults who are helping with wonderful leadership), the APNC and their work, and for the person that God will be calling to serve our congregation.

    When I look at the ministry we have First Presbyterian Church, I am reminded that we are called to always be stepping forward into new and wonderful things. Not being satisfied with the status quo. Let’s ask ourselves, “Do we want to stay right where we are, or do we want to venture forward in faith to someplace new?” God has great things for our future.

    Peace and grace and joy to you all this day,

    Derek

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