We are a welcoming and affirming congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and on behalf of the members of First Presbyterian Church of South Lyon, we welcome you! As you explore our website, we hope that you find the information that you are looking for.

Nestled in beautiful, downtown South Lyon, our building is more than just an historic landmark. We are a vibrant and diverse congregation whose mission is to serve Jesus Christ. When our worship concludes Sunday mornings, our service in the world begins.

As our mission statement proclaims: “We are sent out by Jesus Christ to feed God’s people spiritually, physically, and lovingly; planting seeds of hope, compassion and justice within and throughout South Lyon, and wherever else the Spirit leads us.”


Why Children Belong in Worship

John Westerhoff, a leading Christian Educator, believes children are necessary in worship.  He says faith is “caught” not “taught,” and what better way for children to know what faith is all about than to be a full part of a faith community.

When a child is baptized and is welcomed into our church family, the congregation promises to actively nurture that child’s faith.  Together we nurture our children and are nurtured by them.  Children give adults the gifts of trust and new viewpoints.  Adults share wisdom, experience, and acceptance.

We invite toddlers and younger children and their families to enjoy the Children’s Chapel during worship. Located in the chapel portion of the Sanctuary, there are several quiet activities that help engage children in worship. Rocking chairs are also available for the comfort of our parents. Activity bags are available for older children, and even adults who like to “doodle” while engaging in worship. The sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church is a place where ALL of God’s children are welcome to worship together in community.

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