We are linked to each other by stories. Our own sacred narratives, together with the great Biblical stories, are woven into the fabric of our faith. At First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, we believe in the big umbrella of grace, and we welcome all who wish to join us in an inclusive community of faith.
- in the Sanctuary -
September - May
- in the Chapel -
will not begin in June this year. Future dates to be announced.
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(ring bell at portico-covered door)
Monday — Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(ring bell at so. west ramped door)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m. to noon
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News and Events
Session has called for
a congregational meeting
on Sunday, May 31:
A congregational meeting is called for Sunday, May 31, 2015, to consider the following two items: The dissolution of the relationship between Rev. Clifford J. Hayes and the First Presbyterian Church and to confer the title of Pastor Emeritus to Rev. Hayes.
Summer Chapel Worship Services will not begin in June this year. Beginning date will be announced after First Presbyterian Church hires an interim pastor following the retirement of Pastor Hayes.
The church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25.
Happy Birthday to the Christian Church!
Please Wear Red in Celebration!
Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 10:30 a.m.
On this day of Pentecost, we commemorate the birth of the Church. We invite everyone to wear red in celebration of God's outpouring of grace upon the church. The color red is worn to remember the tongues of fire described in Acts: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-3, NIV)
Wednesday Evening Worship and Potluck
Wednesday Evenings | 5:30 p.m.
- in the Chapel with potluck in the Commons
Join us on Wednesday evenings! We have been exploring different ways to worship, pray, and meditate, and we hope you will join us. Immediately following our time of worship together, we will transition into a time of fellowship and share a meal.
First Presbyterian Church Youth Choir
Led by Susan Harris and Angie Pryer
Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m.
- in the Choir Room
All youth and children are welcome to join in learning and singing together! After choir practice, we will gather in the Commons with others for the weekly potluck dinner.
Camp Wyoming 2015
Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11, 2015
Register today! First Presbyterian Church will provide transportation to Camp Wyoming on Sunday, July 5 and home on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Early bird registration is open and can be completed online at www.campwyoming.net. Please contact Jennifer at 217.528.4311, ext. 209, if you have questions or would
like help registering.
Theology on Tap
First Mondays | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Call for location, as it varies -
Join us as we continue Martin Luther's tradition of talking theology, life, and whatever else is on our minds over food and drink at a local restaurant.
Contact Jennifer Hardin (217.528.4311, ext. 209) for location and other information.
Stained Glass Repair Project
Workers from the Emil Frei Stained Glass Company in St. Louis are back to continue the window restoration project that began a few years ago. Next up is the Willet window in the southeast corner of the sanctuary. This Sunday you will notice that sections of this window have been removed for cleaning and repair. Two more windows on the south side of the sanctuary will be included in the restoration project this spring. All should be completed by early or mid-summer.
Learn more here about this talented company we have entrusted with the window project: http://emilfrei.com