Radio Broadcast on Sunday mornings on FM 93.1 from the church
Also view the weekly service at www.youtube.com (search for Dallas Center First Presbyterian) then look for the stained glass window.
We would like to welcome you to the FPC website! FPC is a wonderful, loving congregation with many gifts, talents, and resources for serving Christ. Whether you have been active in the Church all your life, or have never dawned the doors, FPC is a great place to come together with others in community to: explore, ask your questions, and to see, learn about, and live into the grace we have all been given. We believe 'Church' is not something we attend on Sundays, but is who we are everyday as we seek to live into and share the love we have been given in Jesus. We encourage you to look through the website, get to know us a little better, and feel free to come and join us.
Tuesday - Thursday
09:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rev. Nicole Wegele is our new called pastor and began her call to First Presbyterian Church on October 1, 2020. She comes to us from Washington state with her husband Ed, who is also a pastor, and 2 furry kids (Angus & Izzy), also known at the local groomer as “the pugs”. Nicole grew up in West Texas and is the oldest of 3 daughters. She enjoys the community that is cultivated intentionally within small towns and believes that, much like the Church, there are communities of belonging being formed among us daily.
Nicole received her MDIV from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque Iowa, which is a PCUSA seminary. Nicole’s spiritual journey has taken her through many different streams of Christianity and “being Presbyterian” as she calls it, is something that Nicole intentionally choose and she is very passionate about inclusion, diversity, everyone having a voice at the table, and collaboratively working together to serve the church, the community, and one another.
Prior to becoming a pastor, Nicole was a special education teacher and junior high principal in Texas. Her graduate degrees are from the University of Texas and West Texas A&M. During her time in seminary, Nicole completed a year long chaplain residency at Providence St. Peter Hospital where she focused on Trauma in the ICU/CCU and Emergency Departments. Nicole has a warm and inviting style of leadership and desires that ALL would come to experience God’s reckless love and amazing grace that transforms lives from the inside out.
Nicole enjoys day trips with Ed and the dogs, playing Cribbage, Chess and Mexican Train, watching movies, reading, walking by the water, playing guitar, sitting by the fire pit with friends, and being a part of various social/educational/community groups. Nicole is a spiritual director & coach using the Enneagram and other tools for spiritual growth and transformation. She frequently leads small groups and speaks at conferences on a variety of topics.
Pastor Nicole’s office hours are T-Th from 10am-4pm and by appointment. You can reach her by phone at 360-269-3680 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. (Rom 15:13)
Please take a look at our virtual tour shown above and see what has been happening on the inside!
SERMONS AVAILABLE on FACE BOOK and Youtube To listen to our Sunday services, please click on the Face Book Link and then choose Videos to choose the sermon you wish to hear, or go to Youtube as mentioned above.
Session met and passed these important resolutions unanimously:
Motion: to suspend the FPC Dallas Center face-to-face worship to online only, until the COVID19 numbers reduce to an acceptable number as deemed by the Session. Effective immediately.
Motion: to suspend all in-person group activities and rentals at FPC Dallas Center, effective immediately, until the COVID19 numbers reduce to an acceptable number as deemed by the Session.
The elders carefully weighed the values of individual choice and social/moral responsibility, both of which are important. They also considered the quick surge in COVID numbers in both Dallas and Polk counties over the past week, members of our church who have been affected/exposed, as well as the move back to virtual online learning by DCG schools. Out of care and concern for our members, our community, health care and essential workers, and our health care system, they decided that the moral responsibility of the church to the larger society was the overriding factor at this time.
This was a very difficult decision for the elders to make, but they feel it is the right decision given the exponential spread of the coronavirus at this time. We will return to our in-person activities as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will continue to offer worship online. Services will continue to be live streamed on our Facebook page and then will be posted to our YouTube page.
Thank you for your understanding as together we seek to faithfully navigate these unprecedented circumstances.