Newsletter, October 2021

Below is the October Newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  There is lots happening this Fall…

  • It’s back!  Trunk or Treat returns on Sunday, October 24, from 5-6 pm with  safety measures in place due to Covid.
  • Faith in the Real World continues through October.  This Sunday, October 10, at 10:15 enjoy Matthew Storie’s Quartet playing jazz music.
  • We welcome Judi Geistlinger to the staff!
  • CYF updates include more information on Trunk or Treat and how you can get involved.  Youth will have a fellowship outing to Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch on November 7.
  • Your Green Team (Environmental Stewardship) is promoting a discussion with Stephanie Jones, an Attorney in Climate Risk and Financial Regulations for the Environmental Defense fund, on October 14 from 3:30-4:30 pm.
  • Celebrate Fall…DREAAM is hosting a fall festival/fundraiser on Saturday, October 16, from noon to 3 pm at the Phillips Recreation Center.  Your Nurture Committee invites you for special treats on Sunday, October 24, at 10:10 am. – 2021.pdfOctober 2021


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.



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