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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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    January 23, 2021 The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board spent most its six-hour meeting Friday discussing how the Matthew 25 vision will inform the work of the Mission Agency in the coming years. The PMA has begun a Vision Implementation Process to align its work with the three foci of the Matthew 25 invitation: building congregational […]
  • Shaping the next General Assembly
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  • Deadline to order Eco-Palms is March 5
    January 22, 2021 With Palm Sunday just nine weeks away, churches are encouraged to turn their thoughts to Eco-Palms by March 5, the deadline to order fronds.
  • PC(USA) supports nuclear weapons ban treaty
    January 22, 2021 The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has signed an interfaith statement supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The nuclear ban treaty was adopted in the United Nations in 2017 and entered into force Friday, which means it becomes binding international law for the parties who have ratified it.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Worship – Streaming at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning

“Breath,” by Honma Kazuaki, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

The Hebrew word for ‘spirit’ can also be translated as ‘breath.’ The dual use of that word could not be more expressive. The same breath that Genesis tells us moved over the waters of creation, bringing all things into being, also blows in the hearts and minds of human beings, speaking God’s word and voicing God’s call. This creation of Honma Kazuaki symbolizes the work of that breath. Kazuaki studied under another Japanese master of bent bamboo art. For this piece, created in 1968, Kazuaki used unsplit stems of smoked dwarf bamboo, which he bent over a gas burner. The finished work of art conveys the swirling nature of breath, but it also might suggest the contortions God’s breath casts us into when we realize that God’s voice is calling us to something important, something challenging, something we have no idea how to be a part of. Join us on Sunday as we contemplate passages of scripture from Jonah and the Gospel of Mark and wonder if and how God’s breath can still call forth beauty from us for the world.

Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday Worship!

1. YouTube Channel:

www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Eiz3KggoReHXIW6ns5HWg

2. Facebook link to YouTube at:

www.facebook.com/FirstPresChurchUrbana/

Scroll down to the post from that morning



3. Zoom click on: zoom.us/j/8144246357

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210

4. Landline or phone that is not a smart phone:

1 (312) 626-6799.

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210

Church Announcements

Sunday Seminars: Following worship, we’ll have fellowship, then the seminar will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Zoom link is the same as for worship (as listed on page 8 in the bulletin).

This Sunday, January 24 – “Nutrition During COVID-19” – Leila Shinn. Social distancing and regular hand washing are the best methods to reduce your risk of getting corona virus (COVID-19). However, many of us have questions about how to safely shop for and prepare food, as well as how nutrition can play a role combating COVID-19. Join Registered Dietitian, Leila Shinn, as she discusses the link between nutrition and immunity and current evidence on the use of nutritional supplements in the fight against COVID-19.
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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Worship – Streaming at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning

“Breath,” by Honma Kazuaki, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

The Hebrew word for ‘spirit’ can also be translated as ‘breath.’ The dual use of that word could not be more expressive. The same breath that Genesis tells us moved over the waters of creation, bringing all things into being, also blows in the hearts and minds of human beings, speaking God’s word and voicing God’s call. This creation of Honma Kazuaki symbolizes the work of that breath. Kazuaki studied under another Japanese master of bent bamboo art. For this piece, created in 1968, Kazuaki used unsplit stems of smoked dwarf bamboo, which he bent over a gas burner. The finished work of art conveys the swirling nature of breath, but it also might suggest the contortions God’s breath casts us into when we realize that God’s voice is calling us to something important, something challenging, something we have no idea how to be a part of. Join us on Sunday as we contemplate passages of scripture from Jonah and the Gospel of Mark and wonder if and how God’s breath can still call forth beauty from us for the world.

Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday Worship!

1.    YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Eiz3KggoReHXIW6ns5HWg

2.   Facebook link to YouTube at:

https://www.facebook.com/FirstPresChurchUrbana/ 

     Scroll down to the post from that morning

 

3.   Zoom click on:  https://zoom.us/j/8144246357 

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210

4.  Landline or phone that is not a smart phone: 

1 (312) 626-6799. 

Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)

Password 475210

Church Announcements 

Sunday Seminars: Following worship, we’ll have fellowship, then the seminar will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Zoom link is the same as for worship (as listed on page 8 in the bulletin).

This Sunday, January 24 – “Nutrition During COVID-19” – Leila Shinn. Social distancing and regular hand washing are the best methods to reduce your risk of getting corona virus (COVID-19). However, many of us have questions about how to safely shop for and prepare food, as well as how nutrition can play a role combating COVID-19. Join Registered Dietitian, Leila Shinn, as she discusses the link between nutrition and immunity and current evidence on the use of nutritional supplements in the fight against COVID-19.
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