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 …


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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Worship – 9:30 a.m. Sanctuary and Streaming Online

The first scripture reading we will hear on Sunday will come from the Book of Exodus. What a story is celebrated and remembered in those pages! Can you imagine the pillars of cloud and fire? What gifts to have such tangible signs of guidance for the way ahead. For some of us, coming to faith has this almost tangible aspect. We can talk about the date and the place where we came to faith. For others of us, the experience was much less tangible and coming to faith happened over a period of time. It was gradual and we may only have become aware of the transformation in hindsight. Join us on Sunday as we contemplate the great variety of ways God leads us to faith. God really does meet us where we are and provides just the guidance that we need.

Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship!

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CU Pride Fest 2023: What an amazing lineup of programing, celebrating, and events our partners at Uniting Pride of Champaign County has curated for our community this year! The events begin on Saturday, September 23 and continue through Sunday, October 1. The Parade and Fair will be Saturday, September 30, and FPCU will proudly support both. If you want to march in the parade, please let Pastor David or Barb Mann or Karen Mortensen know. The parade is set to step off at 2:30pm. If walking in the parade does not work for you, please plan to join others in front of our church on Green Street to cheer as the parade passes. We will also welcome volunteers for our booth at the Fair. The Fair will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on that Saturday. We need volunteers to help set up, both at the church and at the Fair. Please let Pastor David or our office know if you can help. This year, the Grand Marshalls for the Parade will be LGBTQ+ Elders. The organizers write, “As we face this new wave of anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment, aggression, legislation, and violence, it’s critically important we look to those who have been in this fight for decades.”

CROP Walk: Sunday, October 1, 2:00 p.m., starting at Grace Lutheran Church.
Individuals can register to walk. You can also help by sponsoring a walker. Please go to the Champaign-Urbana CROP Walk website to get more information, donate or register to walk.
Proceeds from the walk will be used by Church World Service for various direct hunger-relief programs globally; 25% of the funds collected will stay in the area, going to Sola Gratia, the Wesley Food Pantry, the Eastern Illinois Food Bank, and the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.
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