... 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 -

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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

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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


Christmas Worship Services

candlelight service

Candlelight Service of Carols

This candlelight family service interweaves biblical readings of the birth story and traditional Christmas carols. Guest instrumentalists and vocalists will assist in this worship service.

Christmas Eve Worship Service
— Communion and Instrumental Music —

Communion worship service of the Christmas story with carols, guest instrumentalists and vocalists — a candlelight family service that interweaves biblical readings of the birth story and traditional Christmas carols. Children are welcome.

Christmas tree by Claire
Mitten Tree Ministry

Your generosity in decorating the Mitten Tree with gifts of cozy gloves, scarves, hats, and mittens helps many who visit our Samaritan Ministries each winter. All sizes for adults and children are appreciated. Find this tree in the Commons and transform it by placing your gifts on or under it.

Poetry Circle

Call Roy Wehrle (217.546.0799) for directions or questions.

Please join us as we read together A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

Christmas Cookies and Carols
choc chip cookie with bite missing | ©2014 iStockphoto.com

On December 21 during Sunday school, the children will be decorating Christmas cookies as a treat to deliver to our homebound members. After worship that same day, we will carpool to deliver the Christmas treats and sing carols as we make brief visits to our homebound members.  Please meet in the parking lot. All are welcome to join us for decorating and/or delivering and caroling.

ACEs Class for Advent
A Season of Hope and Anticipation:
Advent Themes in the Gospels

—Led by Rev. David Anderson during the Advent season—
December 21: “God in Christ creates the reason for living.”

Come as we enter the season of Advent with yearning hearts to experience the joy of God’s promise fulfilled in the birth of Jesus the Christ, God’s anointed one as Savior of humanity!

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