Who we are
Here's the deal, First Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. First Pres is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.
Where we come from
FPCLS has a deep history in the Lee's Summit community.
1857 – The First Presbyterian Church, originally name the High Grove Church, was organized.
1860 – The First Ebenezer church building was dedicated on land which would become part of Longview Farm. The church resembled the log church which now stands at Missouri Town.
1888 -The congregation approved the building of the Second Ebenezer on a lot bounded by Third and Jefferson Streets.
1923 – The Third Ebenezer was approved because of the need for a larger sanctuary and more CE room. The little, white-frame church was torn down and on the same lot, a larger newer, red brick church was built at a cost of $35,000.
1963 – Land was purchased outside of town for the building of the Fourth Ebenezer. Ground was broken on the new church in 1965 and dedication services were conducted in 1967. The cornerstone from the old Red Brick Church was saved to be placed in the new sanctuary when it was built in the future. This is part of the main building we currently use.
1995 – A Building Committee and a Financial Resource Committee were elected by the congregation to begin work on the Fifth Ebenezer, and construction was completed in 1997. This expanded our church and added the beautiful sanctuary we currently hold our traditional services in, every Sunday at 11AM.
Where we're headed
What's the bottom line? More than ever, First Church is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at First Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the First family.
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