first Presbyterian Church

                                                      Des Plaines, IL

About Us

First Presbyterian Church of Des Plaines has 60 rich years of history.


Started in 1953 in the Orchard Place neighborhood, families met in each others' homes until a congregation known as Des Plaines Community Church was formed.

Through the years, the group gathered for worship, praise and study in many different locations. Among them, the Orchard Place School gymnasium as well as the old Masonic Temple building in uptown Des Plaines. The men of the church built a manse on Lunt St. for the pastor and family to live in and their home was the site of many Sunday school classes and worship hours. Finally in the 1960's, ground was broken on the land at the corner of Howard and Maple where the building currently stands and the Presbyterian congregation seeks fellowship and spiritual growth. An addition has been built to provide more classroom area.

Sunday services will now temporarily be held at 9:30 a.m., led by a pulpit supply pastor, with Communion being served on the first Sunday of the month, usually. On Saturdays, a Seventh Day Adventist group rents space to hold their worship service and classes. During the weekdays, the Northwest Suburban Day Care operates using the educational wing, kitchen and restroom facilities.

The size of the congregation has waxed and waned over the years. Today's worshipers are working on coming to terms with the decision to sell the building and property. Check the website for information about current activities and status of this worshiping body.

Worshiping on Sundays with us is open to all. Come and see what God is doing.

If you or anyone you know is a member of a congregation seeking a building/property, church furnishings, hymnals, etc. please call the church’s main number 847-299-4215 and leave a message or email


First Presbyterian Church

1755 Howard Avenue

Des Plaines, IL 60018


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