First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago

A community of believers who love and follow God, love and support others, and offer Jesus Christ to the world.

"May the Lord bless you richly when you come to this place, so you may shine the light of Christ wherever you go."

Welcome Everyone!

We have been blessed to serve the people of Winnebago for more than 150 years

and God is not done with us yet!

Whether you are new to Winnebago or just looking for a place to grow in the Lord

and serve your community, we hope you will visit with us and feel at home.

Check out the rest of this page to plan your visit or reach out to us when you are ready.

We are eager to meet you!

-Your friends at WFPC


First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago

208 West Winnebago Street, Box 38

Winnebago, IL 61088


Worship Information

Worship held at 10:30 a.m .

Join us in-person at 10:30 a.m. or watch the livestream through our facebook page @thewfpc208!

(Memorial Weekend through Labor Day worship is held at 9:30 a.m. )


Given the recent downward trend in COVID positivity rate in Winnebago County, masks are now optional,

for in-person participation at church activities.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Prayer Requests...

Please use the button below (your email client must be set up to automatically load) to submit a prayer request. You can also copy & paste or type the following into your email: to submit a prayer request directly to our prayer chain.

If you wish for your request to remain private, please email the pastor at:

Homebound Communion

If you or a loved one is a member of the church who is homebound and would like to receive the Lord's Supper at home through visitation, please reach out to Pastor Lisa or Marilyn Larsen, Chair of Deacons, to arrange for the Sacrament.

Advent Reading.pdf

Worship with us for Advent and Christmas!

Third Sunday in Advent: Sunday, December 11

Children’s Christmas Program

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Sunday, December 18

Special Music Service led by the Chancel Choir

Christmas Eve: December 24

Middle Creek Presbyterian Church hosts early service @ 4:30 p.m. (Montague Rd.)

First Presbyterian Church hosts the 10:30 p.m. Candle light service (208 W. Winnebago)

Christmas Day: December 25, Christmas Worship @ 10:30 a.m.

New Year’s Worship: Sunday, January 1, "Welcoming the New Year" Hymn Sing

Youth Group (ages 13-18)

We’ll gather in the Youth Room upstairs from 6:30-8 p.m.

Join us for food, games, and good reflection on what it means to follow Jesus.

Youth Group regular meetings will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sunday

of the month unless otherwise announced.

Save the date for Christmas Caroling on December 11!

Meet at the church at 4:30 p.m.

in warm enough clothes to be outside for 45 minutes to an hour.

Bring a flashlight.

(No meeting Dec 25 for Christmas Day)

Friends always welcome.