Sunday Activities


Sunday school is a wonderful learning opportunity in an informal setting. Pull up an easy chair to listen and discuss.  Lucy Jacob leads discussion on, "David, A Man of Passion and Destiny" by Charles R. Swindoll.  This class meets in the Parlor. 


Sunday School is for children from age five up through the sixth grade. Children Sunday school begins with children participating in the worship service.  After the “Children’s Message” at about 10:50 a.m. they are escourted by their teacher to the Sunday School room.


A nursery, staffed by an adult, is also available during the worship service.  This is located at the northwest corner of the fellowship hall and is for infants and children up to the age of four.


Snacks and drinks are usually served immediately after the service. It’s a time to relax, recharge, and make and renew friendships. On some special Sundays there are meals following worship. Everyone who worships with us is invited and encouraged to stay after worship to enjoy this time of food and fellowship.

We hope you'll find our Church a warm and friendly place to be. No matter what your reason for visiting, we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed.

Throughout the worship service you'll be able to join with others to share the peace and love of Jesus Christ. At the conclusion of the worship service, please join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

There are events nearly every day of the week we think you'll enjoy. From Sunday morning worship to various Bible study groups and youth and children programs, there is something for everyone. And everyone is welcome.

For more information about these events, see Calendar of Events.

A Warm Welcome to All

  9:00 am - Adult Bible Study in Parlor

10:30 am - Traditional Worship Service

10:50 am - Children's Sunday School

11:30 am - Fellowship Hour

 5:00 pm - Gravity Youth Group(1st & 3rd Sundays)

Sunday's Sermon

Rev. Brandan S. Eddy Called to Monticello Presbyterian Church

By Marilyn Moss 


     Monticello Presbyterians have begun a new chapter in their 181-year history with the installation of our new pastor, the Rev. Brandan S. Eddy.

     The Rev. Tom Albaum served the church six years before his retirement in March 2016.   Following protocol of the Wabash Valley Presbytery, the church has been led the last 15 months by the Rev. Lyle Ewing, a transitional pastor.  He moved on to the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington in early October to minister during its pastoral search.

      Rev. Eddy is new to Indiana, but acclimating to new communities is a given for him.  His mother was serving in the Air Force at Fairchild AFB in Washington state when he was born.  The next eleven years he and his parents moved from base to base, including tours of duty in England and Turkey, and finally to Scott AFB in Belleville, IL.

       He received an associate degree from Southwestern Illinois College and graduated from ITT Technical Institute in St. Louis with a B.S. degree in computer technology. 

     Rev. Eddy credits his service with the Marine Reserves Funeral Honors and Color Guard during the height of the war in Iraq, for guiding him to ministry. 

      Rev. Eddy, 33, graduated in 2011 from the Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis with a Master of Divinity degree and has kept close civilian ties with the Air Force.    He was a trainee in Clinical Pastoral Education at Veterans Affairs Jefferson Barracks and a computer contractor at Scott Base.

        He was pastor of the Schoharie Presbyterian Church in up-state New York prior to committing to the Presbyterian Church here.

        The pastor and his wife, Lacy, have three daughters, Eliza, Evelyn and Natalie.  They will be settled soon and begin looking for a permanent home.

         Rev. Eddy's belief is family oriented.  “My call is about connecting people to each other and to God through communities of faith,”  he said.  “Only through the interaction of  love between believers and God will we know eternal life.”

         The Presbyterian Pastoral Nominating Committee was comprised of co-chairpersons Jay Janke and Shelle Hay, and  Marsha Oilar,  Lucy Jacob,  Bob Guy,  De Anna Paschen, Jenelle Foddrill, Betsy Bossaer and Jessica Phillips.

         “The pastor is a man of many interests,” said Janke, “but whether playing the saxophone or chess, he is up-beat and easy to know.  He is eager to meet new friends during each Sunday's 10:30 worship service.”

It is the goal of the Worship Team to make worship a time that will touch all your senses and allow you to begin a new week with your spirit renewed and revitalized.

Sermon for March 18, 2018 will be delivered by

Pastor Brandan Scott Eddy

“Who's on First?"

Scripture:  Matthew 21: 23-32



Wednesday Lenten Carry-In Dinners and Prayer & Communion Services

WHEN:  February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

TIME:  Carry-In Dinner 5:45 pm

Prayer & Communion Service 6:30 pm

Please Join Us

The First Presbyterian Church of Monticello is seeking a high energy, creative, faith-driven adult to lead Christian educational and spiritual development opportunities for our youth.  The ideal candidate for this part-time position will have experience and training to coordinate multiple aspects of our Youth Ministry Program, in collaboration with the Pastor and other Youth Team leaders and volunteers. 

The job description for the Director of Youth Ministry may be downloaded from the link below.  If interested in this position, please email your resume' to the following address: 

For questions please call the church office at 574-584-5787. 

PALM SUNDAY:  March 25, 2018

“Join the First Presbyterian Palm Sunday Parade”


The First Presbyterian Church of Monticello will be leading a parade commemorating Christ’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on what has become known as Palm Sunday.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. with a call to Worship and distribution of palms at the church, the congregation and guests will take their faith to the street. The parade will be led by Christina Ellis and her donkey Festus. The parade will travel around the courthouse square with stops along the way to sing hymns and hear the scriptural story of this event. Cheers, Palms, and Loud Hosannas are encouraged!

For those physically unable to walk the route, there will be a live feed of the parade presented on the screens in the Sanctuary. Please make sure to mark this one on your calendar, as this will be a service you don’t want to miss.

For more information, call 574-583-5787.

GOOD FRIDAY:  March 29, 2018


“Watch a Shadow Play of Christ’s Sacrifice”


The First Presbyterian Church of Monticello will be performing a Shadow Play of Christ’s last day on Earth on Good Friday, March 29, starting at 8 p.m.

Watching a shadow play re-enactment of the events of Good Friday will enable the congregation and guests to more fully feel and understand Christ’s sacrifice. There’s no doubt that Christ willingly gave up his life so that we would be free from the shackles of sin. To see the shadows of each of those who played a significant part in this drama makes the reality of Christ’s sacrifice even more stark.

Through the reenactment of witnesses of the crucifixion we will be drawn into the reality of the suffering of our Savior.

Christ’s gift freed us of the shackles of sin, but that doesn’t mean that we can live without responsibility for our actions. Rather, it means that if we believe in Christ, our sins will be forgiven, and we will be free to act according to God's will.

For more information, call 574-583-5787.