What to Expect

Our congregation is warm and friendly, and we welcome visitors to our worship service.  While people will greet you before and after the service, no one will single you out in worship or make you stand. We don’t like to embarrass our guests!

What to wear

Dress comfortably for worship. Most people dress up just a little, but you’ll also see suits, jeans, and shorts.


We believe that all people should be able to participate fully in worship and in church life regardless of their physical, developmental, or cognitive abilities.


Do you have questions? you can either contact us directly or click the learn more link to read a few of the most common question visitors have.


We’re located at 6201 Osgood Ave N in Stillwater, 55082. From Highway 36, Turn North onto Osgood Avenue (at Walgreens), and we’re one block on the right.

contact us

First Presbyterian Church
6201 Osgood Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082


How do I join?

We hold membership classes a few times each year.  If you decide to join, the Church Council (or Session) will meet with you briefly to learn about you.  Then you will be welcomed into the congregation in a worship service.  Please contact the Pastor or the church office if you are interested in joining.

Bridge Stillwater, Minnesota

Our Beliefs

PCUSA, Presbytery & Synod Info

First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).  We are a member of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities in the Synod of Lakes and Prairies.

As a Presbyterian Church, we are part of the Reformed theological tradition that we trace back to John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland and to John Knox in Scotland.  Our theological motto is “Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda,” which means “The Church Reformed, always being reformed.”  In other words, we never believe that we have gotten it right.  God is always leading us to acknowledge past mistakes and improve ourselves and our church to better fit God’s vision for our lives and for the world.

Our beliefs center around God’s transforming grace given to us through Jesus Christ.  Our whole lives should be a grateful response to God’s incredible love for us.  Out of our gratitude, we live in ways that would please God: sharing God’s love, taking care of our neighbors, loving ourselves, embracing the marginalized, welcoming children, showing hospitality to strangers and immigrants, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, working for justice and peace, and caring for the Earth.

To learn more about Presbyterian Beliefs, go to https://www.presbyterianmission.org/what-we-believe/theology/or watch theses video:
http://www.theocademy.com/lessons-for-new-membersHere are some official resources of the PCUSA, our denomination:

Our Book of Order (2023-2025)  -our guide for church government, worship, structure, and discipline

Our Book of Confessions (2016)  –a collection of official faith statements from 325 CE until 1991

Our Book of Common Worship (1993)

A Declaration of Faith–a faith statement recommended for worship and study (written in 1977, approved in 1985)