Newsletter, November 2023

Click November 2023 to find the November newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  We have some upcoming very special events so mark your calendars…

  • Saturday, November 4, Adopt A Highway;
  • Sunday, November 5 All Saints Day…We will recognize those who have died this past year.  Any saints who are not members of the church which should be celebrated can be added to the list by contacting the church office.  Remember November 5 is also the end of Daylight Savings Time…fall back one hour!
  • Monday, November 6  7:30 pm Western Illinois University Choir Concert along with Choir from Uni High directed by Rick Murphy;
  • Sunday, November 12  2nd Sunday Brunch following 9 am service and 3:30 pm Concert by Gary Winder, clarinet;
  • Tuesday, November 14  11:30 am  You are invited to join our English Language Leaners for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Bring a Thanksgiving dish to share.
  • Sunday, December 3  3 pm  Blue Christmas, an Advent service for those experiencing grief.
  • Sunday, December 10  9 am  Christmas Music Sunday with choir and instrumentalists;
  • Sunday, December 17  Christmas Caroling … Watch for further details;
  • Sunday, December 24  9 am Worship, 4 pm Family Christmas Eve Service, 8 pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service;
  • The Angel Tree/Advent Offering will be combined this year.  Check this November issue for items requested.

It’s a busy time of year.  We have something to offer for everyone so mark your calendars!!!  Contact church office with questions or for more information.


Newsletter, October 2023

Click October 2023 for the October news from First Pres in Champaign. It’s Fall and we have some special events coming up.  In this issue find out more information on…

  • Sunday, October 1 World Communion Sunday;
  • Sunday, October 1 Churchwide Potluck Picnic 4 pm Hessel Park Pavilion;
  • Thursday, October 5 Fall Gathering 12 noon hosted by Presbyterian Women;
  • Sunday, October 8  2nd Sunday Brunch immediately after worship;
  • Sunday, October 29 Trunk or Treat 4 pm
  • Update from Mission including visit by Bob & Kristi Rice on Sunday, October 1;
  • Sunday School for youth resumes THIS Sunday, October 1;
  • Adult Ed this Sunday, October 1, will feature Bob & Kristi Rice.

Mark your calendars to join us this fall for all of our special events!


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! 




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