Annual Special Services
A joint service with Westminster Presbyterian Church, the University of Dubuque, and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary is held on Ash Wednesday. Communion and the imposition of ashes are part of this combined worship service. The site for the worship service rotates between the participants.
Lenten Evening Services
In the evening of the five Sundays following Ash Wednesday, FPC holds a Lenten service lasting about 40 minutes. These quiet meditative worship services incorporate Scripture, music, silent prayer, a reflection, and communion. Worshipers are invited forward to receive the elements by intinction (bread is dipped into the chalice). Childcare is provided. Come join us, and receive Christ.
On Maundy Thursday we join together for a service of Tenebrae with Holy Communion. This communion service draws attention to the final days of Holy Week. By gradually reducing light, the service symbolizes the approaching crucifixion and shadows of the cross. At the table, we commune with Christ and one another. Please plan to attend this meaningful service leading to the returning light of Easter! Childcare is provided.
We gather with our brothers and sisters from GracePoint, First Baptist, and the University of Dubuque at the Grand River Center's River Room to delcare the good news of Easter: Jesus Christ is risen!
A Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols is held on the evening of December 24. Come join us as we prepare for the coming of the Messiah. Nursery care is provided.