Mission Statement

We are a welcoming and inclusive community of faith, seeking to help every person discover God’s transforming love as we proclaim the good news!


Thank you for visiting the site of the First Presbyterian Church of Paola. We are a warm congregation with lots to offer. Maybe you are looking for a church home or perhaps perusing the web for a good devotional. Whatever the case, you have come to the right place! Join us as we fellowship and grow together in Christ through hymns, songs, an inspiring sermon, and more.

We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow people at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

NOTE: Due to Verla Thomas’ memorial service we will be closed Saturday, October 15th.

The Thrift Shop is open every Saturday from 9:00 AM till Noon. Donations will be taken Wednesday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM.

The Presbyterian Women have been operating every Saturday morning for 50 years and have opened their doors to provide items necessary for family living. These items are new or gently used items offered at very reasonable prices.

Please observe the fact we are not a junk shop and our space is small. We do not have the capacity to take items such as: 1) Electronics, 2) Furniture, 3) Large items, 4) Magazines, or 5) Baby / Child seats. If we receive these items it costs us to dispose of them.

The Shop is also available to persons or families that have been affected by a tragedy. Please contact the church office, 913-294-2319, or use the contact page, for further information. 

Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration. Our 100+-year-old sanctuary has stunning vintage stained glass, woodwork, and pipe organ to make your wedding a special lifelong memory.

Please contact our Church office, 913-294-2319, for further information.

We are a church that believes in God, Everyone is welcome.

We have a strong sense of community with parishioners. People and children of all ages here are encouraged to learn about their own faith and the role of the church in our community and worldwide.

First Presbyterian Church
110 E. Peoria St., Paola, KS 66071
913-294-2319 // office@fpcpaola.org

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