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 am starting on September 12th!

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

(Memorial Weekend through Labor Day worship is held at 9:30 am )


As of August 1, 2021 masks are required once more for all participants in worship, regardless of vaccination status.

Guidance is reevaluated as new information emerges.

All seating is currently open in the main room of our Sanctuary, while both the balcony and the south room are set up for 6ft distance seating.

Social distancing continues to be helpful in slowing down the spread of COVID.

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

Curious about Jesus?

Join us this Fall for a deep dive into the Sermon on the Mount! Sermons from September 12 - November 21 will focus on a different section of the teachings of Jesus collected in the gospel according to Matthew, chapters 5-7. You won’t want to miss it! Click on the fish icon on the left to reveal the schedule of readings.

New Bible Study!

Join us as we think deeply about the words of Jesus in this Bible Study group, Thursday evenings at 7p.m. from October 7th until November 18, via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent through the mass email list or can be requested through the office. This Bible Study will complement the Fall Sermon Series, adding additional questions and materials for reflection.

Youth Group meets 2nd Sunday of the month

Our next date is Sunday, November 13 and 14, 2021

Volunteering at the Northern IL Food Bank

Northwest Center (Rockford)

765 Research Parkway Rockford, IL 61109

Saturday, November 13, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Reserved spots: 2 adults, 10 youth (group size can be adapted)

Youth Group Time

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Prayer and Conversation about Poverty in the US

6:30-8:00 pm

For more info contact Pastor Lisa at 815.742.7503 or

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 Kim Hassel, Chair of Deacons, to arrange for the Sacrament.

Prayer Requests

Please click the button to the right to submit any prayer request that you may have. Your prayer request will automatically be forwarded to ALL members of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago. By clicking the button it will automatically open your email browser to which you can type your prayer request and any additional information you'd like to send.

Prayer requests may also be submitted directly to the Pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago. The Pastor will be the only person receiving your request. Please send an email when you feel your prayer request requires confidentiality to

Our Pastor

Rev. Lisa M. López-Meyer was born in Illinois, raised in Puerto Rico, and has been ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA since August 13, 2011. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (which helped cultivate her deep curiosity about the stuff that makes up our world) as well as a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (which helped her ask better questions about life, faith, God and humanity). After Seminary she served as the Associate Minister for Groomsport Presbyterian Church in County Down, Northern Ireland (2011-2012) and the solo pastor for Christ Presbyterian Church in Hanover Park, IL (2012-2020). She has taught at McCormick Theological Seminary on occasion, drawing from her experience as a pastoral practitioner.

Pastor Lisa loves the church and finds deep joy in seeing people come alive by the power of the gospel. She believes the church is at its best when it understands it is always a work in progress and strives to help people continue to seek to be renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit, persevere in learning the ways of Jesus and reach out to their neighbors in love and service. In her sabbath time she loves reading, dancing, organizing anything she can get her hands on, and dreaming about the future with her husband Jonathan.