First
Evangelical
Presbyterian
Church

315 South St., Anna, IL 62906
office (618) 833-5225
fax (618) 833-1877

Opportunities

A church is a family. Families are made up of people of different ages, interests, and needs. But they are held together with a common thread. At First EPC that common thread is Jesus. There are many opportunities at First EPC to serve and to be served; to teach and to be taught. But mostly it's about sharing our lives.

Music: Worshiping Christ through music is a very important part of First EPC's worship time. Our 10:00am worship service usually provides something for everyone.

We have a 6-member praise band that leads the congregation in worshipping God in a more casual worship setting through popular praise songs of today as well as from the past. Praise band members play a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, and percussion.

We also have a choir that leads the congregation to a closer relationship with Christ in singing hymns and special music. Instruments used to accompany the choir include pipe organ, piano, flute, and trumpet.

Jennifer Lyerla, First EPC Choir Director, is always looking for anyone interested in joining choir, on a short-term seasonal basis, or for the longer term. There are also opportunities to share musical talents in special music during the prelude or offeratory.

Missions: Although, through our Missions Committee, First EPC supports several missionaries throughout the world financially and with encouragement, we also seek to demonstrate the love of Christ locally, and in short-term trips to Mexico, Tunica, MS, the Gulf Coast, inner-city St. Louis, and others. You may read more about First EPC Missions on the Missions page.

Discipleship: As a church evangelism, introducing people to Christ and sharing His love with them, is important. But at First EPC, we take the discipleship of believers very seriously and devote a lot of time and effort providing discipleship opportunities for folks of all ages.

Sunday School is a large part of those efforts. We offer Sunday School classes for nursery-age kids through senior adults. You may find out more about our Sunday School offerings by clicking here.

In addition to Sunday School, there are other opportunities for discipleship. Age appropriate ministries for children and youth meet at various times and offer fun activities and teaching throughout the year. Specific groups for women, men, and couples also have a place at First EPC. Check out the Ministries page for more information.

Community/Church
Based Programs:
At First EPC we believe that there are a myriad of resources available to help and instruct, that we didn't necessarily come up with ourselves. We offer a variety of programs, developed by other wonderful folks, that we welcome the community to participate in.

Additionally our Easter and Christmas programs are also a welcomed part of the church community.