Church service with choir and people in pews.
“Worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”
Hebrews 12:28
Due to the Coronavirus, Sunday worship is now online at The pre-recorded worship premieres at 9am Sunday mornings. We invite you to watch and hope you will complete a digital connection card to be in touch.
We are now offering a limited capacity in-person worship service in the sanctuary with mask wearing and distance observance on Sundays at 10:15am. Preregistration is required. To attend worship in person call the church office at 217 356-7238 by noon (12pm) the Friday before the Sunday you wish to attend. 
Child care will be available Sunday if requested upon registration.

Sunday mornings at First Pres

Sundays at First Pres include worship, fellowship and education.
8:45-12:30 Childcare      
The comfort and safety of your little ones is our top priority. Childcare takes place in the Infant and Toddler Rooms on the first floor of our secure Education Building on all Sundays when there is Sunday School. 

9 AM Sanctuary Worship Service

  • Scripture-based inspiring sermons
  • Music from the choir, bell choir, guest musicians
  • Organ and piano accompanist
  • Children’s sermon
  • Children’s activity boxes and Bibles available
  • Monthly communion
  • French translation headphones available
  • Headphones for hearing impaired
  • Large print bulletins


10 AM Coffee and Conversation

  • Stop by the Visitors Center
  • Get to know our members

10:15 AM Christian Education Hour

  • Classes for all ages and interests
  • Children meet in the Education Building


11:15 AM The Gathering Worship Service

  • Intimate Contemporary Service held in The Chapel located in the Christian Education Building
  • Scripture-based inspiring sermons
  • Praise band with music
  • Weekly communion
  • Informal atmosphere   
Coffee and snacks provided at all services.