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
- in the Sanctuary -
begins for the season on September 10, 2014
- in the Chapel -
ends for the season on August 31, 2014
- in the Chapel -
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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
. . . 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 Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds
Church Outing to Busch Stadium:
Friday, September 19 | 7:15 p.m.
— 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:
Tuesday evenings, beginning September 23
– in the Commons
Teacher: Ann Kelson (217.494.2321)
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 . . .
CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 5 | 1:00 p.m.
– 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.
Now is time to register
for the Covenant Network Regional Conference being held in First Presbyterian Church:
Reconciliation and the Healing of the Church
Saturday, October 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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. . .