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 -
September - May
- in the Chapel -
begins the next season on June 7, 2015
- 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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Christmas Worship Services
Candlelight Service of Carols
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:30 a.m.
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 —
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
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
Sunday, December 21
9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
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
Sundays | 9:00 a.m. | in the Chapel
—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!