First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana! We believe that everyone who enters these doors is God’s guest. This is a safe place, to search for and find God, to ask questions along with others who know that the life of faith is not about having all the answers, and to open doors to paths that might be familiar and some that might be entirely new. Read more …


  • ‘Ruling elders rule — and amen to that!’
    Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, Co-Moderator of the 223rd General Assembly, shares some of what she’s learned about shared ministry July 9, 2020 Co-Moderator of the 223rd General Assembly (2018), Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, leads plenary session at the 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis. Photo by Danny Bolin. Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE After criss-crossing the nation and […]
  • OGA offers retirement package to staff 60 years and older
    Agency faces budget shortfall in the midst of COVID-19 July 9, 2020 © Adobe Stock | #68870104 Rick Jones | Office of the General Assembly LOUISVILLE As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of going away, the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has begun looking at ways to reduce costs in […]
  • Senate candidate joins call for progressive Christian voice in PC(USA) talk show
    July 8, 2020 Tuesday evening on the PC(USA) web series “Just Talk Live,” Tennessee U.S. Senate candidate Robin Kimbrough Hayes recalled speaking at a town hall a few days earlier when she turned to the Bible and the passage in Ezekiel 37 about the Valley of Dry Bones.
  • Diverse leaders discuss how racism, pandemic impact them and their communities
    July 8, 2020 In a new episode of “Everyday God-Talk,” three diverse church leaders share how living with the coronavirus and racism affects them and their communities.

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If this can be on all the time why are not your services on!

Timeline PhotosA tremendous court decision! Until the Army Corps of Engineers can complete an Environmental Impact Statement, the Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down completely! We send strong love and solidarity with the Oceti Sakowin nations in this fight to defend the sacred! #NODAPL ... See MoreSee Less

Evening Prayer and Visio Divina, featuring Director of Music, Sinhaeng Lee, and baritone, Lewis McAdow, singing Psalm 141. The illumination from the Saint John's Bible is "Esther."
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Timeline PhotosOn this day in 1963, the stated clerk of the UPCUSA, Eugene Carson Blake, was jailed in Baltimore, Md. for trespassing. Along with 283 activists from the Council on Racial Equality and the Baltimore Clergymen's Interfaith Committee, Blake had challenged the owners of the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park to desegregate. The church had cameras rolling, and a 16mm film, with some of Blake's speeches on civil rights dubbed over it, was widely distributed. Click on the link below to see the video and read about the protest: ... See MoreSee Less

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Because of my (clergy) father and his work on voting rights and racial equality, and connection with National Council of Churches, was able to meet Eugene Carson Blake in NYC at Interchurch Center.

Morning worship featuring Director of Music, Sinhaeng Lee, Organist, Ted Turner, Vocalists, Sarah Catanzaro and Alison Champion, and holy communion.
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