... Rev. Beth Wagner



Transitional Pastor, the Reverend M. Elizabeth (Beth) Wagner, brings us many gifts from her extensive experience serving churches in transition, and we are excited to have called her to help us explore our own possibilities for mission and ministry.
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Worship Times

Sunday Worship
10:30 a.m.
- in the Sanctuary -

Wednesday Eve
and Potluck
September - May
5:30 p.m.
- in the Chapel
and the Commons -

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


News and Events

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Join us in prayer for the
Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba
— for their ministry with their own people, for our joint ministry and witness as “reconcilers” between our two peoples.

Cuba | 2015 iStockphoto.comConnect and support the mission work of JoElla Holman, who is serving as Regional Liaison for the Caribbean Region. If you are able, please support this ministry through financial gifts. Individual donations may be made through the PC(USA) website mission donation page here, or mailed to the address below.JoElla Hofman On the memo line, please write: P.O. Box 643700 “Holman - E200376”

Read more on page 44 of the 2015 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study and on the PC(USA) website here ...

Winter Warming Shelter Needs Your Help

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Springfield’s Emergency Winter Warming Shelter is now open, serving adults who have literally no place to sleep - except the streets. The Shelter budget, always meager, has been cut even more this year. First Presbyterian Church's Mission Committee is trying to help by collecting the following items: socks (men's and women's), foot powder, Lysol, bleach wipes, T-shirts (used or new, any size), and cough drops. Contributions can be placed in the basket in the Library book corner of the Commons/Fellowship Hall. Please bag and label them: "Warming Center", and please include your name, so we can thank you.

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Advent Brown Bag Concert Series

— in First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Brown Bag Concerts are free. Brown bag lunches with choice of beverage are available at the door for $5.00, or you may bring your own.

Wednesday, December 2
– Diane Dietz, Dale Rogers, Jody Kienzler –
Wednesday, December 9
– Sangamon Brass –
Wednesday, December 16
– Matthew Nall –
Wednesday, December 23
– Dr. Rudolf Zuiderveld –

Christmas Melodies and Messages:
Annual 1850s Carol SingA Community Carol Sing - 1850's Style

— in First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

— A Free event for all ages: all donations will go to the Salvation Army to benefit the poor of Sangamon County—

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, portrayed by Fritz Klein and Pam Brown, will greet visitors — and everyone is invited to attend in period costumes along with our musical guests. Reception offering Mary Todd's White Cake will follow.

Holly | ©2015 iStockphoto.comOpen House:
Fair Hills Residence
Of The Illinois Presbyterian Home

—2005 West Lawrence, Springfield

See the beautifully adorned facility. Visit with friends, enjoy holiday refreshments, and listen to the sounds of the season. Please visit their website here ...

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News and Events

Pastor Beth Wagner's Bible Study

Our study of 1 Corinthians resumes November 10 and continues on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Commons. Resource books for this study are available, and if you want a personal copy the cost is $22.00.

Church Pews for SaleThe Building and Grounds Committee, with the permission of Session, is offering the congregation an opportunity to own a bit of church history. We are selling the pews previously removed from both the Chapel and Sanctuary, now stored in the basement. We are asking for a donation of $150 for a complete pew (bench and two ends) or $75 for one-half (bench and one end). If you are interested, please contact Paul Stromdahl after worship services or via his cell phone (206.251.6354).

Christian Nurture and Family Ministries has a need for
... paper grocery bags, play dough, scarves, buttons, shoe boxes, used gift wrap and cards, wallpaper samples, and yarn.

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