Newsletter, February 2021

Click hear to read the February Newsletter for First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  In it you will find…

  • Lent begins Wednesday, February 17.  Distribution of ashes will be offered via a drive-thru from noon to 1 pm.  Virtual service that evening at 7 pm.
  • In-person worship with limited number and restrictions will begin the first Sunday in Lent, February 21, at 10:15 am.
  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held via zoom on Sunday, February 14, at 10 am.
  • Winter book study to be offered February 18 and 25 and March 4 and 11.
  • Staff Appreciation Month in February.
  • Updates from Children, Youth and Family and Youth Sunday School.
  • Mission news including the next ESL Zoom Cafe time on Thursday, February 11, at 10 am.

Read the entire issue for more information on what is happening at church!


Newsletter, January 2021

Click here to rad the January Newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  This month’s news includes…

  • A moving story about a memorable Christmas Eve;
  • Welcome to Sunday School Coordinator Samantha Nichols;
  • ESL News including times you can join the group via zoom;
  • Environmental Stewardship lets us know how and when to dispose of Christmas trees.


Newsletter, December 2020

Click to find the December Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign or click the link for an Advent booklet which is a candle lighting liturgy called Home for the Holidays.  This month, you might consider doing your own Advent candle lighting practice at home.  No wreath required; just five candles (one for each of the Sundays and one to act as the Christ candle.) 

Catch up with the news and what will happen on Christmas Eve with Illinois remaining on restrictions due to Covid.

In this issue…

  • Times to Celebrate the Season including a candlelight service in West Side Park at 7 pm on Christmas Eve;
  • The next Virtual Dessert with ugly Christmas sweaters on Tuesday, December 22;
  • Christmas Pageant at on December 20 at 9 am;
  • Info on email scams this time of year; 
  • ESL News;
  • How to give during this Christmas Season…Angel Tree; Advent Offering and/or Christmas Joy Offering;
  • Updates from Presbyterian Women.


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 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.


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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