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  • First church home

    Church History

    Founded on June 15, 1873


    First Presbyterian met at the First Baptist Church until the fall of 1877 and then at the courthouse until the summer of 1878 when it move to Spruce Street, which is now Dewey.


    1905: The old building was moved to Fourth and Willow streets and was torn down after a couple of years.


    1908: Cornerstone was laid and the new church was dedicated on June 26, 1910.


    September 19, 1999: Groundbreaking ceremony at 1901 West Leota Street


    October 15, 2000: Last Sunday in the Fourth and Willow streets building


    October 22, 2000: First Sunday in the 1901 West Leota building (present building)


    April 15, 2007 – Burning of the mortgage

  • Present and Future

    The members at First Presbyterian are growing their membership and their mission. A large mission for the church membership is the Grace Ministries Food Pantry. The Pantry began nearly 50 years ago and is located at 114 East C Street in North Platte. The Pantry helped 1,166 households in 2021 or 2,747 individuals with their food needs. That equates to about 66,000 pounds of food.

    July 2021: We began a summer outdoor worship series. On Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend our Sunday worship is moved outdoors on our beautifully landscaped campus. This worship is meditational and relaxed. Members enjoy this worship with lawn chairs, breakfast beverages, and a relaxed atmosphere.

    September 2021: Mission Sunday was implemented. The last Sunday of March and September are dedicated to helping our members and the community with projects they would not normally be able to complete on their own. These two Sundays begin in the morning with prayer before embarking on the various missions we are called to serve. Worship is not held on these two Sundays.

    October 2021: Jesus and Me classes began in the fall. These classes serve youth beginning at age three to adults. The youth and adult classes meet Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45 am October through April.