Welcome! Join Us This Sunday!

ARTSBRIDGE Poetry Reading Coming October 15 ~ 9th annual!
OPEN WIDE ART AUCTION is LIVE – event is October 22 – Learn more HERE!



This Sunday’s BULLETIN is HERE.

NEW! Weekly Announcements now on the web site! Check out 10/15/17 HERE.

Worship @ 10:00 a.m.

Welcome! Come join us in worship this morning as Elder Nancy Thompson graces us with a message on the Word of God from John 16:6-14 entitled “New Life for All.” It starts at 10:00 a.m. ALL are welcome! No matter who you are, how you identify, or where you’ve been, you are welcome here. For real.

Elder Nancy Thompson




Upcoming Events? We got those right HERE on the Calendar.


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Please join us Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Or come to enjoy a community supper Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. We are a small but strong group of believers who are committed to spreading the Word and Deed of Christ in our neighborhoods, both near the church building and near our homes. We hold strongly to the commandments of Jesus to Love the Lord with All Our Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength…and to Love Our Neighbor as Ourself. Worship with us, Neighbor.

475 Green Street
P.O. Box 186
Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Phone: (269) 925-7075
Email: firstpresBH@gmail.com

Worship Time: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mornings
Pastor:  Rev. Laurie Hartzell
Musician: Susan Burkholz
Choir Director: Nancy Thompson
Mission Resident/Youth Leader: Julie Brien
Office Administrator: Linda DeSutter
Education Director: Jennifer Van Beek
Clerk of Session: Jeannette Holton
Board of Trustees President: Daniel Van Beek

Church Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday & Friday – Office closed

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Our Mission Statement (adopted 1993, reaffirmed 2011):
We of First Presbyterian Church are a small family of believers committed to bridging the gulf of racial and class separation. As part of the Body of Christ in Benton Harbor and acknowledging Christ’s claims on our lives, our congregation is called to proclaim the gospel and witness Christ’s love, both within the community of faith and in our larger community. In doing this, we will share our faith with openness, love, warmth, and respect for the dignity and individuality of all people; we willl welcome and value diversity; we will strive to meet the needs of people in our community for sustenance and nurturing; and we will seek to deepen and broaden our own faith as we journey.

Roots Down, Branches Out