Join us for worship every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM

1308 Washington Ave.
La Grande, OR. 97850

Church Blog


Phone: 541-963-5114
Fax: 541-963-2406

Office hours

Tuesday - Thursday
8:30am - 1:00pm

At First Presbyterian Church, we come together for worship expecting God in Christ to be present and active by the power of the Holy Spirit. We gather to praise God, be fed by Word and sacrament, and go out into the world as Christ's disciples.
Church member holding a child.
Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday morning is our community's primary time to gather to praise God. Join us at 9:30 AM. Our typical worship includes times of reflection, prayer, scripture reading, a sermon, and a blend of traditional and contemporary music, Communion is served the third Sunday of the month and other select church holidays.

Pastor with children in the sanctuary.
Children in Worship

We welcome all children! They may remain with their families in worship. We have a staffed nursery for our youngest members. Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited to Bridge to Worship after Time with the Younger Church for a lesson connected to that Sunday's Scriptures. Older children are encourageded to remain in worship, and may make use of the art supplies from the basket located at the back of the sanctuary.

Presbyterian Friendship Center
1204 Spring Ave.
La Grande, Oregon. 97850
Outside of Friendship Center.
Inside of Friendship Center.
Friendship Center kitchen.

The Presbyterian Friendship Center (known by church members as the “PFC”) is a spacious meeting facility completed in 2000. It is used for church activities and is also available for rental by the public for purposes consistent with the mission of the church. The building is directly across the street from the church. It is handicap-accessible and includes a fully equipped kitchen.

Events are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, although church use takes priority. Recent events held at the PFC include:

Wedding and anniversary receptions.
Graduation and birthday parties.
Holiday dinners and brunches.
Memorial services and luncheons.
Sports injury workshops.
Boy Scouts meetings.
Preschool screening.
Health fairs and exercise classes.
Employment training.
Staff retreats and holiday parties.
Fundraising events for various local non-profit organizations (e.g., Youth for Christ, Shelter from the Storm, Pink Ladies of Grande Ronde Hospitol, EOU Chamber Choir).

"If the date you are looking at is reserved, please contact the church office as schedules do change."

Mission and service at First Presbyterian Church are an expression of the love of Christ through concrete actions of service, justice and mercy in the La Grande community and to the world through the connectional system of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon, and in collaboration with the ecumenical and community organizations.
Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women (PW) is a national women's organization of the PC (USA). Here at FPC, the main events of PW are the spring rummage sale and fall holiday bazaar. Funds from these events are used to nurture faith, support the church's mission, work for justice, and build community.

Koinonia House

In collaboration with five other churches, Koinonia House is an ecumenical outreach to the students of Eastern Oregon University. Weekly dinners, breakfasts, Bible study and worship are offered.

Community Fellowship Night

On most Wednesday’s evenings in the fall of spring of the year, the church provides a low cost meal that is open to all members of the community. See the church calendar.

Union County Friday Backpack Program

Also started at FPC, the Backpack Program is now a 501©(3) thanks to the FPC sponsoring us for several years. FBP provides supplemental weekend food packs to children in need at 9 elementary schools in Union County.

Boy Scouts

FPC is the chartering organization for the very active Troop 514.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

FPC hosts several AA groups and NA groups through the week. The groups meet in Reynolds’ Hall.

Regional and International Service Opportunities

FPC has a history of sending and supporting groups out into the world either on its own or collaboratively with the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon or the PC(USA). Recently FPC has gone to Campbell Farm near Yakima, WA and the Boise Mission in Idaho. We have also supported financially individuals who have gone to Haiti and Africa.