Newsletter, September 2023

Click September 2023 and you will find the September Newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  We are excited about…

  • the arrival of Associate Pastor for Discipleship Joe Lundy;
  • Celebrating Welcoming Week September 8-17 with New Immigrant Sunday followed by an International Brunch on Sunday, September 10; Game Night on Monday, September 11;  Cuba Sunday and Special Coffee Hour Sunday, September 17.
  • Your chance to attend a Cubs game with a group from the church on September 23;
  • Mission co-workers Bob & Kristi Rice will visit October 1 in time for the Church Picnic that afternoon at Hessel Park Pavilion.

Catch up on all the upcoming events in the September issue as we jump into fall.


Newsletter, August 2023

It’s August! Click here for the August Newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign which includes information on…

  • Adult Education Sunday, August 6, will feature the Rev. Cindy Shepherd speaking on The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 which aims to reduce medication costs and invest in renewable energy.
  • 2nd Sunday Brunch, August 13, immediately following the 9 am Worship.
  • Congregational Meeting Sunday, August 20, following Worship to hear a report from our Associate Pastor Nominating Committee.
  • Consider joining the Chancel Choir this Fall!  Rehearsals held weekly on Thursday evenings.
  • World-Wide Game Night September 11 from 6:30-8 PM.

You will find that and more in this August issue.


Newsletter, July 2023

Click July 2023 for the July Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  This month’s edition includes…

  • 2nd Sunday Brunch, July 9, 10:10 am;
  • We welcome Bonnie Ward as our new director of English Language Learners;
  • On July 16, we will celebrate with DREAAM their 8 years of change-making and hope-generating work.  Join us at 9 AM worship that morning!
  • Nine from our congregation visited Kemmerer Village on June 7.  They enjoyed a morning of entertainment provided by Jean Rene Balekita.
  • Help DREAAM reach their goal of blessing 500 children with new shoes to kick off the school year.  We are collecting donations at the church through August 5.
  • This year’s Raindrop Offering taken at the end of July will help Salt & Light replace antiquated coolers.  Stop by Westminster Hall July 9-23 to purchase a frozen raindrop; yes…an ice cube!

Enjoy your summer! 



Newsletter, June 2023

Click June 2023 for the June Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. 

  • On Sunday, June 11, we will be entertained by Jean Rene Balekita and friends during our fellowship/light brunch immediately following the 9 am service.
  • Our Sign Language Classes begin for four weeks on Thursday June 8 from 11-12 noon either in-person or on zoom.  Call church office 217.356.7238 if interested.
  • Rachel and Matt Matthews will lead a Covenant Bible Study for five Wednesday evenings (5:30-7:30) beginning July 19.  Contact the church office to sign up.

​​​​​​​Lots to read about in this June issue.  Happy summer!



Newsletter, May 2023

Click May 2023 to find the May Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign…

  • We will host the Fair Trade Rug Event sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages May 4-7.
  • May 7 at 9 am is Music Sunday featuring our Chancel Choir accompanied by a brass quartet and strings.  The them for the morning is “Joy in the Lord.”
  • On May 14, we will celebrate all mothers at our 2nd Sunday Brunch at 10:10 am.
  • Later this Spring, we will honor graduates.  Please submit your information on a graduate in your family by May 14.
  • Presbyterian Women invite you to their Spring gathering on Thursday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m.  The Executive Director of the Refugee Center will be the featured speaker.
  • In June, our Community Mission Deacons are hosting a Collection Event to help you with your Spring cleaning and to benefit Habitat and Salt & Light.  If you have large items and need help with transporting, we need to know no later than May 14.

That’s just a brief summary of what you can find in our May issue.  Keep informed on what your church is doing…read the May News!




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