... 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

Habitat for Humanity Kick-off

- at Isringhausen Auto Dealership, our primary corporate sponsor
house of tools | ©2015 iStockphoto.com
Habitat For Humanity Blitz Build

- at 1252 North Rutledge Street

Our local Habitat for Humanity chapter is building the 100th Habitat home in Sangamon County this spring. Our church has been invited to lead this effort in recognition of our past commitment to building seventeen homes with families in need of sound and decent housing. Our homeowners, Jo'Nathan and Amanda Poindexter, have a seven-year-old son named De'Mari. The family is looking forward to moving into their new three bedroom home in June. The home will be built at 1252 North Rutledge Street, just a few blocks south of Lincoln's Tomb.

The Kickoff will be held at Isringhausen Auto Dealership, our primary corporate sponsor, on Tuesday, April 14th, at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend this uplifting event. The two week Blitz will be from Saturday, April 18th through Saturday, Many thanks to all of you who have provided food in the past. You may receive a call requesting you volunteer a meal again this year.

Chapel | ©2015 iStockphoto.com
Wednesday Evening Worship and Potluck

- 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

- in the Choir Roomwall art: piano keyboard | 2015 First Presbyterian Church/Springfield

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.

– Moving toward calling our new pastor –
Coffee/Dessert Conversations
Hands in a circle, dove in center | ©2015 iStockphoto.com
The Call Discernment Team invites you to take part in a series of Coffee/Dessert Conversations during the last two weeks of April and the first weekend in May. Please join us as we gather in the homes of elders and other fellow church members for coffee and dessert, fellowship and conversation. Members of the Call Discernment Team will facilitate the discussion as we explore who we are as a congregation, and who we are called to be as we move forward toward calling our new pastor. This is an opportunity for you to share your stories and your hopes for our future together. Signup sheets are posted in the Commons. Please sign up to attend one of these events. We look forward to seeing you.

Do you want to more more about the Presbyterian process to call a new pastor. Here is a downloadable resource ...

Camp Wyoming 2015
Camp Wyoming Logo | http://campwyoming.net

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.

Martin Luther | 2015 iStockphoto.com
Theology on Tap

- Call for location, as it varies -cross

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 Willet Stained Glass Repair | ©2015 iStockphoto.com

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

First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, is an inclusive community of faith.

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