What’s New at First Pres?

All Church Brunch every 2nd Sunday in Centennial Hall (basement level of the sanctuary building) following the 9am worship service. All you have to bring is your appetite! Donations to off set the cost of food appreciated.  
On Sunday, October 1, we invite you to a church-wide potluck picnic in Hessel Park Pavilion from 4-7pm.  Fried chicken and hotdogs will be provided.  Games will provided…feel free to bring your pickleball racket or use one of ours.  Kona Ice will be there to cool you off with some free cones.
All are invited to the Fall Gathering on Thursday, October 5, at 12 noon in Westminster Hall.  Melissa Courtwright, Executive Director of CU at Home will speak on “A Mission, a Calling: Helping the Homeless.”  Lunch will be served following the program.
Sunday, October 29, 4-5:30 pm Trunk or Treat.  This event is intended for children ages 2-12 accompanied by parents or guardians.  We will distribute both treats and books to the youth; there will be music, games and lots of fun.  We will be looking for fun-loving volunteers willing to furnish a decorated trunk.  Contact church office 217.356.7238 or info@firstpres.church for more information.
All Saints Day will be celebrated in worship on Sunday, November 5.  Anyone who has died and are not members of the church who should be celebrated can be added to the list by contacting the church office.
Monday, November 6, 7:30 pm…the Western Illinois University Choir will present a concert in our Sanctuary.  They will be joined by local University High School Choir under the direction of Rick Murphy.
Gary Winder will present a concert on Sunday, November 12, at 3 pm in the Sanctuary.  Gary is the fabulous clarinet player who has graced us with music during some of our summer services.