... 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

begins for the season on September 10, 2014
5:30 p.m.
- in the Chapel -

Summer Chapel

ends for the season on August 31, 2014
- 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

The whole creation groans    | Romans 8:22-23Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
. . . waiting for God’s redemption from war, disease, and deprivation.

Help us be Christ’s body of compassion bringing relief and hope to those who suffer and pray for redemption. Click on Presbyterian Disaster Assistance logo at right to act . . .

St. Louis Baseball Stadium St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds
Church Outing to Busch Stadium:

— Meet in the church parking lot:
Caravan leaves at 4:30 p.m.

A group of (mostly) Cards fans are traveling to this September game. (It is OK if you are a fan of another team :-) We are purchasing tickets so that we can be together for the game! Tickets are $15 each. Contact Jennifer at 217.528.4311, ext. 209, to reserve your ticket.

Adult Bible Study:

– in the Commons
Teacher: Ann Kelson (217.494.2321)
Bible Gospel of Matthew | ©2014 iStockphoto.com

This year Benchmarks begins with the study of the Gospel According to Matthew, addressing questions such as these:

• Love your enemy? Turn the other cheek? Thoughts are as bad as actions? Really?

• Incarnation? Resurrection? Was Jesus more than just a good man?

"CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world."

- from the CWS Global website, read more . . .

walking to end hunger -silhouettes
CROP Hunger Walk

Meet at Third Presbyterian Church (1030 N. 7th Street)

Registration/check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. Walk begins at 1:30 p.m.

Marriage Matters | ©2014CovNet.org

is time to register
for the Covenant Network Regional Conference being held in First Presbyterian Church:
Marriage Matters:
Reconciliation and the Healing of the Church

Keynote speaker: Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian.

Join us for a day of conversation, networking, and fellowship as we discuss the recent changes to PC(USA) polity, hear from Covenant Network leadership, anticipate what the future holds, and worship together. More information and the link to register is here. . .

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