What We Offer:
What we really offer is a chance to know Jesus Christ and to grow in his love! We believe, because we have seen and experienced it, that Christ is able to transform us into people who love God and love others. We believe that God is at work as we worship, as we hear the Word preached, as we pray and study, and as we serve.
Children of all ages are welcome to join you in the worship service. If you prefer, however, childcare for infants through four years old is provided by an experienced, caring adult in the nursery downstairs. The parlor, immediately behind the sanctuary, also contains speakers so you can continue to enjoy the service if your child should become fussy or need some room to move. Wireless hearing assist devices are available at the Welcome Center left of the parlor. Restrooms with changing tables are to the left of the parlor.
Who We Are:
We are part of the Presbyterian Church USA, a Christian church which traces its heritage back to the reformation in Europe. Here at First Presbyterian, we are proud of our history in Butler County. We began in January, 1870, when eight people met together to discuss the founding of a Presbyterian Congregation in El Dorado. They began worshipping together and working toward the goal of calling a pastor. We have been worshipping God and serving our community together ever since then.
We are governed by our Ruling Elders, a group of twelve trusted servants who give of their time and energy to serve Christ through the Presbyterian Church. They set the policies under which we all work, and also ensure that the church provides for the preaching and teaching of God’s Word and the celebration of the sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). The Ruling Elders are selected by the congregation each year at our Annual Meeting. They are assisted by the Board of Deacons and the Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected by the congregation.