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

Click April 2022 for the April Newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  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.

Read about all these exciting happenings and more in the April edition!



Newsletter, March 2022

Click to see the March 2022 from First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, Illinois.  March is in like a lion at the church with an Ash Wednesday Service on March 2.  Included in this newsletter…

  • Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary;
  • Sunday, March 6, we celebrate the Gifts of Women with women leading the worship, and installation and ordination of new officers.  Annual Congregational meeting follows.
  • Bach Concerts continue on Wednesdays, March 9 and 30, at noon in the Sanctuary.
  • Chancel Choir and Bell Choir are back in full swing with rehearsals on Wednesday evenings.
  • Two new small groups begin this week…”Dinners for One” on Wednesday, March 2, at 11:30 am in Centennial Hall or Wednesday, March 9, at 5 pm at Biaggi’s.  RSVP to church office.
  • Youth are back meeting each week for Sunday School!
  • Check out updates from our Heart of Missions…

Read about all these exciting happenings and more in the March edition!



Newsletter, February 2022

Click to see the February 2022 from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  While February is a short month, it is full of lots of exciting things happening at the church!
  • See how you can help support CU at Home and their annual fundraiser One Winter Night on Friday, February 4.
  • Adult Sunday School resumes on Sunday, February 6, with Dave Bauer leading the discussion on “Paul, Human Nature and Faith.”
  • U of I Choral Department will be presenting Bach concerts in our Sanctuary at noon on February 16 and 23.  Free and open to the public so invite your neighbors!  Masks required.
  • John McCutcheon comes to town on Sunday, February 20, at 2 pm for another free concert in our Sanctuary.  Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required as well as face masks.

In an effort to publish the monthly newsletter earlier each month, the deadline has now changed to the 3rd Monday of the month preceding the issue.  February 2022’s deadline is Monday, January 17.



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