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Church Services

Cornerstone Foursquare Church

Sunday Services at 10:30am

Wednesday Services at 6:30pm

Youth Group on Sundays at 5:00pm

707 20th Ave SW

Independence, IA 50644


Pastor: Marty Schminkey

Pastor’s E-mail:

Pastor’s Cell: 319-826-5370

First Baptist Church*

“The Place Where the Path of Opportunity Begins”

Sunday School 9:00 am

Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am

Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 pm

Thursday Bible Study 9:30 am

Wednesday music practice 7:00 pm


Church Phone: 319-334-2135
Parsonage Phone: 319-334-3453
Pastor’s Cell: 319-610-3958

301 2nd Avenue SE
Independence, IA 50644

First Presbyterian Church*

Sunday Services and Programs

•Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00 AM
•Fellowship – 11:00 AM
•Youth Group – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Chancel Choir – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Study – 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.

PW Quilters – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Fidelity Women’s Circle – 1st Tuesday of each month

Trivia Night – Every other month

Boy Scouts – Mondays at 7 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive – 3-4 times per year

For more information visit:

John Hougen, Pastor
Kathy Smith, Secretary

115 6th Ave NW
Independence, IA 50644

(319) 334-3523 OR

First United Methodist Church*

Worship services: 9:00 a.m.-10 a.m.Sunday
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Radio broadcast: KQMG 95.3 FM 11:00 a.m.
Music practice schedule: Wednesday night’s
Chancel Choir – 6 pm
Good News Singers – 6:50 pm
Band – 7:25 pm
Hand bells – 7:45 pm
Pastor Scott Meador

313 2nd Street Southeast
Independence, IA 50644-2816

Phone 319-334-3689


Web page:

Immanuel Lutheran Church*

“An Open Door Through Which the World Meets Jesus”

Sunday School (September through April) 9:15 am

Saturday Evening Worship 5:30 pm

Sunday Morning Worship 8:00 am and 10:30 am

WeeCare Preschool: 4 year olds Monday through Friday during school year
3 year olds Tuesday and Thursday during school year

Email: for additional activity information.


Greg DeBoer, Senior Pastor

Pastor Kurt Bockoven, Associate Pastor

512 5th St. NE
Independence, IA 50644
Church Phone: 319-334-2511

St. James Episcopal Church*

Located at 202 2nd Avenue NE…

Share worship in this historic, refurbished dwelling.

Sunday School 9 Am

Holy Eucharist 10 AM 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday with Father Sean Burke
Morning Prayer 3rd & 5th Sunday with Rev. Raymond.
AA Meetings – Tuesday at 12 noon, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Call Hank at 319-440-5220.
Alanon Meetings – Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Call 319-334-4844
Revolving Closet This clothing pantry & thrift store has opened in the newly-remodeled basement! Please use the south door to enter. Parking is available in front of the church and in the parking lot across from Second Street south of the post office.

Store hours:
Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesdays 9 am – noon
Thursdays 1 – 7 pm
Fridays 9 am – 5 pm

Any questions may be directed to Lizz Cabalka, Holy Spirit Ministries, Inc., Outreach Coordinator, by email

Revolving Closet is an outreach program of Holy Spirit Ministries in partnership with St. James.

Rev. Sue Ann Raymond
202 2nd Ave NE
PO Box 264 (mailing)
Independence, IA 50644

Saint John the Evangelist in Independence, Iowa & St. Patrick in Winthrop, Iowa*

Pastor: Rev. Donald Plamondon
Deacon: Tim Post
Pastoral Associate/Youth Minister: Sharon Bainbridge
Religious Education Coordinator:
St. John: Sharon Bainbridge
St. Patrick: Deb Steffen
St. John School Principal: Justin Nosbisch
School Secretary: Sarah Chesher

Weekend Masses:
St. John: Saturday: 4:30 pm Sunday: 10:00 am
St. Patrick: Saturday: 6:30 pm Sunday: 8:00 am

St. John Church Office: 319-334-7191
St. John Church Hall: 319-334-2817
St. John School: 319-334-7173
St. Patrick Center: 319-935-3871


Grace Evangelical Church*

Sunday School 9:30am

Fellowship time: 10:15am

Morning Worship: 10:30am

Pastor: David Foix


Church Phone: (319) 334-4232

Pastor’s Cell: (319) 327-6242

Hope Wesleyan Church

Sunday Worship Services 8:00 & 10:30 am

Sunday School: 9:15 am
Wednesday Programs:
    Trek (6-8 grade): 5:00 pm
    Awana (Pre-K – 5 grade): 6:00 pm
    Youth (9-12 grade): 7:00 pm
Pastor: Bob Solon
Assistant Pastor: Elissa Dodge
505 4th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644
Phone: (319)334-7148
*  Denotes Chamber Membership