Unholy Ghosts

The Mission and Social Justice Team will be offering a five-week online Lenten video and discussion series entitled, “America’s Unholy Ghosts: An Examination of Christianity, White Supremacy, and Racism.” Using short videos produced by The Work of the People, Teaching Elder Trey Hegar and Ruling Elder Marta Pumroy will facilitate meaningful dialogue with participants after viewing the films during each session. 

All Presbyterians in East Iowa are invited to participate.  Registration will be required in order to receive the ZOOM invitation.  The series will be offered on both Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. – led by Trey and then repeated on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. – led by Marta.  This dual offering is intended to accommodate as many people as possible. 

The series will begin Sunday, February 21, 2021 and Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

To watch a trailer and to register for the event, please go to https://peia.org/unholy-ghosts/  


Our doors are open for in-person worship service! We are excited about being together again, and we, the session, have drawn up guidelines to create as safe a space as possible. At the same time, even with all of our changes, we cannot guarantee that you and your family will be immune to possible exposure to COVID-19, so it is important for you to decide how and when you will participate based on your own personal situation. To read our full communication about how we are working hard to make this a safe decision, CLICK HERE.



Facebook Live stream worship is available each Sunday morning at 10 am, and available for replay afterwards at First Presbyterian Church Monticello IA.

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We will utilize this Facebook space to keep you up-to-date with the church in the ever-changing world we are living in. Stay safe!





We are offering the following opportunities to help with getting the congregations' offerings into the church offering plate even though we are not conducting “in-person” church services on Sundays.  These offering suggestions can continue throughout the year if you choose.

1.  Send your checks directly to the church office at: 211 W 1st St, Monticello, IA  52310.

2.  Fill out a form (CLICK HERE) to direct deposit your money from your checking/savings accounts to our bank account.  This would need to be a set amount either monthly or bi-weekly.  

3.  Contact me or the church office and we can supply you with our account number and bank routing number so you can transfer your offering from your bank account to the church’s bank account much the same way as you pay your bills online.  This could be done weekly or monthly with you controlling how much and when you send your offering to the church.  

Please contact myself or the church office with information as to which offering choice best suits your situation.

Thank you for your continued support of our church’s financial needs.

-Dan Saunders, Treasurer




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