Newsletter, November 2020

Attached is the November Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  This issue includes…

  • Join us for a Sunday in the Park this Sunday, November 8, at 11 am at Hessel Park.  Wear a mask!
  • Virtual Dessert Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm.  Contact church office for zoom link.
  • Speaking of zoom, email zoom@firstpres.church if you need a meeting set up.
  • Updates from Children, Youth and Family including plans for a virtual Christmas pageant;
  • Stewardship 2021;
  • DREAAM Learning Center providing in-person remote learning at the church;
  • Mission updates including ESL, Cuba Partnership and Environmental.

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Newsletter, October 2020

Attached is the October Newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. There are a lot of opportunities in this issue to connect with the church and each other.  This issue includes…

    • Update from the Covid Team on returning to in-person worship;
    • Join us this Sunday, October 11, for a beautiful fall Sunday in the Park at 11 am at Hessel Park;
    • Check out other opportunities that Nurture has planned;
    • Children, Youth and Family updates on virtual Sunday School, Trunk or Treat alternative, and collaboration with the DREAAM project;
    • Stewardship and finance report;
    • Mission News includes ESL updates, Cuba Partnership and upcoming Styrofoam Collection event on October 31 planned by the Green Team (Environmental Stewardship Team)

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Newsletter, September 2020

Attached is the September Newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  There are a lot of opportunities in this issue to connect with the church and each other.  Be sure to read about…

  • Book study on White Fragility:  Why Is Is So Hard for White People to Talk About Race? begins via Zoom either Monday, September 14, at 7 pm or on Thursday, September 17, at 11 am.  Contact the church office 217.356.7238 or patty@firstpres.church if you would like to sign up.
  • Sunday in the Park…this Sunday, September 13, at 11 am at Hessel Park.  Social distancing and all Covid guidelines will be followed…wear a mask!
  • Welcome to our new organist, Brendan Barker!
  • Sunday School Coordinator needed.  Job description included in newsletter.
  • Update on kitchen remodel.
  • Ways to stay in touch from the Nurture Committee.
  • Report on fall Sunday School gatherings via Zoom.
  • Mission updates including ESL Fall online gatherings.

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Newsletter, August 2020

Attached is the August News from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  Be sure to read about…

  • An essay from a Quaker pastor in Indiana…Allow yourself to laugh while reading!
  • How some of our members are coping during COVID;
  • Request from Presbytery;
  • Worship Updates and preparing for in-person worship;
  • Confirmation Sunday August 16 as well as thoughts for fall Sunday School;
  • Did you know Presbyterian Women has a committee that helps with meals or errands for a period of time?
  • Mission Updates including news from ESL and our Cuba Partnership.

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Newsletter, August 2020

Attached is the August News from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  Be sure to read about…

  • An essay from a Quaker pastor in Indiana…Allow yourself to laugh while reading!
  • How some of our members are coping during COVID;
  • Request from Presbytery;
  • Worship Updates and preparing for in-person worship;
  • Confirmation Sunday August 16 as well as thoughts for fall Sunday School;
  • Did you know Presbyterian Women has a committee that helps with meals or errands for a period of time?
  • Mission Updates including news from ESL and our Cuba Partnership.

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Newsletter, July 2020

Attached is the July Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church.  Keep up with the latest news by reading…

  • Congratulations to DREAAM on 5 wonderful years!
  • Youth zoom series continues on Thursdays at 4 pm;
  • Search underway for Organist/Church Musician to replace Richard Rossi;
  • Raindrop 2020 supports the ministry at Frontera de Cristo;
  • Sister church in Cuba celebrates their 130 year anniversary;
  • New photo challenge!

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Newsletter, June 2020

Attached you will find the June Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  Please read to find out more about…

  • Presbyterian Women elect new officers for 2020-21; 
  • Best wishes to Richard Rossi on his new position;
  • Worship update during Phase 3 of pandemic;
  • What is happening this summer with children, youth and family;
  • Congratulations to 2020 graduates;
  • Mission news.

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Newsletter, May 2020

In the May Newsletter, read about:
  • Continued online worship service Sunday morning as well as mid-week gatherings.  We want to know about your online experience so go to https://forms.gle/GpNujTsALRpVx5US7  and give us your feedback.
  • Nurture Committee has challenged us to come up with our version of various Bible verses.  Check out their pics!
  • Children, Youth and Family have updates on what is happening the remainder of the school year as well as this summer  with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
  • Session updates.
  • ESL program information.
  • Mission News.  For a complete update on Mission go to firstpres.church/heartofmissions.

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Newsletter, April 2020

In the April Newsletter, read about:
  • Holy Week — Online version.  See how you can join our services online for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday at firstpres.live;
  • Learn more about Rachel and Matt Matthews in this month’s Employee Highlights;
  • Update from our Children, Youth and Family; ESL and other mission updates.  
 

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Newsletter, March 2020

In the March Newsletter, read about:

  • Service of Wholeness March 15 at 6 pm in the Sanctuary;
  • What we are doing to help make our facilities germ free for our members and guests;
  • Updates from Children, Youth & Family;
  • Holy Week Schedule…Easter is Sunday, April 12, with 3 services that morning;
  • Mission news including how our Environmental Team is marking the 50th Anniversary for Earth Day;
  • How you can help with the kitchen renovation.

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