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First Presbyterian Church 802 12th St. Marion, IA 52302 Phone:  319-377-7309 Office hours: Monday - Thursday:  9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4 pm / Friday:  9am to 1pm Summer office hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)  Monday - Friday: ...
History

History

In 1842 Marion was just emerging from being a frontier community. Iowa was still a territory, it wouldn’t become a state until 1846. In 1839 the Iowa Territory was divided into counties and Marion was designated the county seat for Linn County. By 1842 t...
Session

Session

The session shall have responsibility for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness.   (G-3.0201 Book of O...
Welcome Center

Welcome Center

The church is not a building The church is not a steeple The church is not a resting place The church is the people. Those lines are from a song written by Avery and Marsh, that emphasizes a point often missed today. There are lots of buildings...

Directions and Map

First Presbyterian Church 802 12th St. Marion, IA 52302 [ebs_seo_cp_map_only width="500" height="500"] Parking Information We have a parking lot on the north-west side of the church building. Driving Directions Directions to the First...

Joining FPC

In the book The Present Future by Reggie McLean, he says,  “Instead of dumping a packet of church club member stuff on [prospective members], why not interview them about what they would like to see happen in their lives in terms of their spiritual de...
POSITION DESCRIPTION Assistant Director of Music Ministries First Presbyterian Church Marion, Iowa Purpose: The Assistant Director of Music Ministries (ADMM) role is a temporary part-time position responsible for helping to plan and coordinate music programming that occurs in support of both the worship service on Sundays and select special services. This is an interim/temporary position so that when the Director of Music Ministries (DMM) departs, the person hired will have the training and experience necessary to assume the DMM role. This temporary position will help the choir, congregation and musicians get to know the future DMM and will help to sustain the momentum of the music program at FPC. Qualifications: The ADMM should ideally have a degree in music (or equivalent experience). The Director should be a Christian person with a demonstrated ability in working well with others and an understanding of music ministry as an element of the worship life of a congregation. Responsibilities: • Assist the DMM with administration of the music program at FPC, Marion. • Serve as a choral singer. • Occasionally conduct the Cancel Choir. • Assist the DMM with repertoire selection, hiring of guest musicians and liaising with the organist/accompanist. • Attend Wednesday night choir practices, Sunday morning church service, and music related meetings when requested. Accountability: Accountable to the DMM and Pastor as Head of Staff. The Personnel Committee, in consultation with the Pastor, will review the performance of the Assistant Director of Music Ministries at the end of the interim period. Compensation: $1000/month for 5 months (September-January) Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to [email protected]

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