Newsletter, August 2022

Click August 2022 to find the August Newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. Hard to believe it is August already…the lazy days of summer are behind us! Be sure to read about…

  • 2nd Sunday Brunch August 14 at 10:10 am in Centennial Hall.
  • Fun in the Sun August 14 at Centennial Park and Sholem Pool from 6-10 pm. Open to all with games, food and swimming.
  • Worship services will combine in August at 9 am. Join us for a blended service with Sora Shepherd, our new church musician, and our Gathering Band led by Kelsey Stremplewski.
  • Updates from our Mission Team including your chance to travel to Cuba this February with a group going from the church.
  • ESL News.
  • Children, Youth and Family Updates. Sunday School resumes September 11 and volunteers are needed to help lead our youth.



Newsletter, July 2022

Click here July 2022 to read the July Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  Coming in July…

  • 2nd Sunday Brunch, July 10, immediately following the 9 am service.  No Contemporary Service that morning.  The band will be playing at the Brunch.
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? also starts Sunday, July 10, and continues July 17 and 24, immediately following the 9 am service.  An intergenerational program for youth and adults.  The program on Sunday, July 10, will be part of our brunch that morning.
  • Help support DREAAM by dining at Hamilton Walker’s on July 12 from 4-8 pm.  (Flyer in newsletter to take with you to give 15% back to DREAAM.)
  • Join us for dinner on Wednesday, July 13, at 5:30 pm at Silver Creek in Urbana.
  • Guest preacher Dr. Rebecca Blair, Lead Presbyter for Transformation and Stated Clerk for our presbytery will be with us Sunday, July 17.
  • Sholem Fest (fun food and swimming) coming August 14.

These exciting events as well as updates from Mission and other articles are all a part of the July newsletter so be sure to read!



Newsletter, June 2022

Click here to find the June News and Updates from First Presbyterian Church in Champaign.  In this issue, you will find…

  • This year’s Pentecost Offering will help support DREAAM.  You can also read updates from DREAAM on their summer plans.
  • 2nd Sunday Brunches, utilizing our new kitchen, begin June 12th after the 9 am service.
  • Snippets from Your Pastor “Love In Action” on how to put love into gear in light of the recent shootings in our country.
  • Food, Fun & Faith Lunch on Wednesday, June 1, at 11:30 in Centennial Hall; and Soul Food dinner on Wednesday, June 8, at 5:30 pm at the home of Sallie Hutton;
  • Presbyterian Women’s Spring Gathering Thursday, June 2, 12 noon;
  • Mission updates from The Refugee Center; Environmental news; Compassion, Peace & Justice forums in June “I Was In Prison…”; English as Second Language and more;
  • CYF news includes Montreat Youth Conference in June; Farewell and good luck to Samantha Nichols, Sunday School Coordinator; honoring our graduates.



Newsletter, May 2022

Click here for the May Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. In it you will find information on what is planned for the month of may including…

  • Sunday, May 1, we celebrate Spring Music and Cuba;
  • Saturday, May 7, Choral Concert by Brendan Barker;
  • Coffee with St. Paul during Adult Education May 8 and 15;
  • Graduate Recognition Sunday, May 22 as well as a fun Sunday in West Side Park for Sunday School;
  • Wednesday, May 25, Jazz @Church & State featuring Simply This;
  • Find how to get involved with Habitat for Humanity and other news on the Mission ministries;
  • French language worship resumes Saturday evenings.



Newsletter, April 2022

This month’s issue includes information on…
  • Special services during Holy Week including worship times on Easter, April 17.
  • Bach Concerts continue March 30, April 6 and 20 at noon in the Sanctuary.
  • Newly renovated kitchen has passed inspection by Board of Health!
  • Chancel Choir plans for Easter and Spring Music Sunday.
  • Mission Updates including donations for Ukraine and the upcoming One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
  • Dinners for One Wednesday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 13.  Times vary and reservations are required.
  • News from the Environmental Team including the Hazardous Waste Collection at State Farm Center on Saturday, April 9.
  • CYF has a fundraiser kicking off April 1 (no fooling)!  Sunday School classes are back in-person and looking for volunteers.



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