... Rev. Dr. CJ Hayes













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.
— Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes

Worship Times

Sunday Worship
10:30 a.m.
- in the Sanctuary -

Wednesday Vespers

September - May
5:30 p.m.
- in the Chapel -

Summer Chapel

begins the next season on June 7, 2015
- in the Chapel -

More about worship ...

Office Hours

Church Office
(ring bell at portico-covered door)
Monday — Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Samaritan Ministries
(ring bell at so. west ramped door)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m. to noon

More about Samaritan Ministries ...

Staff Listing

We invite you
to visit our
staff listing page

Contact us:
321 S. Seventh Street Springfield, IL 62701
tele: 217.528.4311
fax: 217.528.0768


News and Events

Stewardship Update
Thank you to all who have returned your 2015 Stewardship Commitment Cards. The congregation has given generously, and we have many new pledges. Your gifts allow us to plan for next year's ministries. Most of what you give stays in Springfield for local ministries. many hands in circle w/dove | ©2015 iStockphoto.comAdditionally, the money that is given to our denomination through "connectional giving" helps us accomplish together what none of us could do alone. Your contributions pay for children's ministries, adult ministries, worship and liturgy ministries, mission ministries, pastoral care, hospitality and service ministries, music and the arts ministries, administration and building care. . .all the things that are the ministry of Jesus Christ.

bowl of soup | ©2015 iStockphoto.comSouper Bowl Sunday

—in the Commons

Join us for a lunch of soup, salad, and bread as a fundraiser for our Samaritan Ministries' Food Pantry. Canned food items, or a freewill donation, will be accepted as payment for your meal.

Hoogland Event | http://www.hcfta.org/hoogland-center-arts/dr-dolittle-jrDr. Doolittle Junior

—Hoogland Center for the Arts

Three children of our church family, Charles, Kristianna, and Kate Eastvold, are performing in the musical Dr. Doolittle Junior at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. If you would like to attend with us, we will meet in the lobby at the Hoogland Center for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 20 to attend the 7:00 p.m. show. Tickets are $12.00 per person. RSVP to Jennifer (217.528.4311, ext. 209) by Thursday, February 12, to reserve a space in our section.

Bible | ©2015 iStockphoto.comACE's Forum Class — in the Chapel — Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

The Magnificent Journey to Reformation

January 25 — The Middle Ages and the Scholastics
February 1 — Luther and the Beginning of Reformation
February 8 — Calvin and Reformed Theology
February 15 — Protestants and Predestination

Called to be a ServantOrdination Ceremony

Pastor Cliff Recommends Highly–Presbytery of Great Rivers'

Elder and Deacon Training 2015
The Presbytery of Great Rivers is offering five Ruling Elder/Deacon Trainings, each held on a Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There will be plenty of opportunity for small group conversation along with games, prizes, laughter, serious reflection, and prayer. Please RSVP to Patti (309.683.6980). Include the name, home and/or cell number, and email address in case of cancellation due to weather. The two especially convenient classes for Springfield are:
Saturday, January 31 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Peoria First Federated Church, 3601 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61604
Saturday, February 7 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Springfield Third Presbyterian Church, 1030 N 7th St, Springfield, IL 62702

Download the full information brochure here...

News for Elders Online
can be found on our denomination's website here...

What Do Presbyterians Believe About Deacons
can be found on our denomination's website here...

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