Newsletter, September 2021

Below is the September Newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  Lots of exciting things this fall…

  • Faith in the Real World series resumes this Sunday, September 12, at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary.  This Sunday Matthew Storie will talk about jazz and faith…you might even hear a little saxophone.
  • Music opportunities include our Chancel Choir which rehearses on Wednesday evenings.  This fall we welcome a new Bell Choir Director Libby Sternhagen.  Bell Choir has also resumed rehearsals on Wednesday evenings.
  • Presbyterian Women’s Circles will meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 am, 1 pm or 7 pm beginning in September.  Meetings are held either in-person or via zoom.
  • Youth will want to join the group on Friday, September 10, at 5 pm at the Old Orchard Links for the first youth fellowship event of the year.
  • Youth Sunday School starts this Sunday, September 12.
  • We now have a Free Little Pantry on church grounds in front of the CE Building on Church Street.  Check out how you can help us keep the pantry stocked.
  • Mission news includes an update from the Environmental Team, ESL and our letter writing ministry with local prisoners. – 2021.pdfSeptember 2021


Newsletter, August 2021

Click here to read the August news and updates from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  In this issue you can find information on…
  • In-person Worship on Sundays at 9 and 11:15 am;
  • “Fun in the Sun” Sholem Fest Sunday, August 15 (rain date August 22)…  7 pm Carnival games and fun food at Centennial Park Pavilion;  8 pm FREE swimming at Sholem Aquatic Center;
  • Sunday School resumes September 12…watch for details as we watch reports on COVID;
  • Update on the Raindrop fundraiser for SAFE House;
  • Successful Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair with 20 receiving the COVID vaccination;
  • Mark your calendars for February 20, 2022 “John McCutcheon In Concert”


Newsletter, July 2021

Click here to read the July news and updates from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  Read about…

  • Saturday, July 10, is the Adopt-A-Highway street clean-up at 8 am along with a Styrofoam collection from 9-11 am that morning in the church alley;
  • We wish goodbye and good luck to the Corbin family this Sunday, July 11, with an outdoor reception immediately following the 9 am Worship service;
  • Sholem Fest (swimming and potluck) returns August 15;
  • Our Covid Team met July 6 with updated recommendations;
  • Children, Youth and Families host their Summer Programming beginning this Sunday, July 11, on Sundays through August 1, at Hessel Park from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm;
  • Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair Saturday, July 31, 1-5 pm outside Anita Purves Nature Center in Urbana, IL;
  • Raindrop special offering in July to benefit Canaan Men’s SAFE House.


Newsletter, June 2021

Click here to read the June Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. This month’s features include…
  • Sadly the church is saying goodbye to Eric Corbin and family.  Read about the Corbin’s new adventure in the June issue.
  • Session shares their recent discussion on Vision and “Being Church;
  • Summer programming for Children, Youth and Families;
  • DREAAM’s Summer Program at the church has begun;
  • Mission updates.


Newsletter, May 2021

Click here to read the May Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. This month’s features include…

  • Your Session is in the midst of a six-month visioning process.  Read Matt’s thoughts on the process.
  • Children, Youth and Family will recognize graduates this Spring along with celebrating Pentecost and holding a 3rd and 4th grade Bible Class.  
  • Children’s Ministries is creating a special space for DREAAM students this summer…read how you can help.
  • Check out the pictures from the recent Earth Day celebration with our youth and families.
  • A message from Pastor Daniel Izquierdo in Cuba.
  • Join us in May to view a cooking benefit for PEB.
  • ESL Program updates including the need for summer tutors.
  • Mission News.



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