First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians
  • Sundays in Ordinary Time "Living our Faith Daily"
    Join us Sundays at 9:30
  • Bible Study Sundays
    Meeting Room B at 8:15 am
  • Spiritual Discipline of Daily Prayer
    Thursdays at 12:15 in the Chapel

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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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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.
Worship – 9:30 a.m.
Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5
Children & Youth Sunday School – after worship
Bible Study Seminar Series: The Books Between the Testaments, Session 1: led by Pastor David – 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel
Hootycreek Mix Assembly – 5:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall
Christian Mysticism Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. in the Library

“Paul in Prison,” by Rembrandt, at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Can circumstances be both terrible and hopeful at the same time? After all, we know the expression, “It’s often darkest just before the dawn.” On Sunday, we will hear about both possibilities. From Isaiah, we will hear the prophet talk about real newness, a new heaven and a new earth. He describes a reality when all is as God intends, when there is justice and harmony and peace. We will also hear an apocalyptic vision from Jesus, as he paints a picture of the time when the marvelous Temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. He describes how his followers will know the same suffering he will experience, suffering brought on because of their faithfulness to the truth. He tells us not to trust in the wrong things and to let go of our illusions. Join us on Sunday as we hear and contemplate these passages about large realities.

Pastor David
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.
Worship – 9:30 a.m.
Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5
Children & Youth Sunday School – after worship
Bible Study Seminar Series: The Books Between the Testaments, Session 1: led by Pastor David – 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel
Hootycreek Mix Assembly – 5:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall
Christian Mysticism Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. in the Library

“Paul in Prison,” by Rembrandt, at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Can circumstances be both terrible and hopeful at the same time? After all, we know the expression, “It’s often darkest just before the dawn.” On Sunday, we will hear about both possibilities. From Isaiah, we will hear the prophet talk about real newness, a new heaven and a new earth. He describes a reality when all is as God intends, when there is justice and harmony and peace. We will also hear an apocalyptic vision from Jesus, as he paints a picture of the time when the marvelous Temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. He describes how his followers will know the same suffering he will experience, suffering brought on because of their faithfulness to the truth. He tells us not to trust in the wrong things and to let go of our illusions. Join us on Sunday as we hear and contemplate these passages about large realities.

Pastor David

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.

Worship – 9:30 a.m.

Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5

Children & Youth Sunday School – after worship

Bible Study Seminar Series: Habakkuk: How Does God Act in History? led by Warren Hapke – 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel

Comfort Food Potluck – 12:00 p.m in the Fellowship Hall

“Pharisees and Sadducees Question Jesus,” by James Tissot, in the Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York.

A joyful day awaits us on Sunday. Not only will we be celebrating the baptism of Maevry Ray Immke, followed by a comfort food potluck in fellowship hall, we will also get to hear and reflect on one of the most delightful stories in the Gospels. It’s about a time when Jesus was questioned by the Sadducees. Rather than confirming their gender biases, Jesus exposes their contempt for women as well as their hypocrisy. And he did it rather easily. Join us for worship, for celebration, and for remembering what is most important.”

Pastor David
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.

Worship – 9:30 a.m.

Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5

Children & Youth Sunday School – after worship

Bible Study Seminar Series: Habakkuk: How Does God Act in History? led by Warren Hapke – 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel

Comfort Food Potluck – 12:00 p.m in the Fellowship Hall

“Pharisees and Sadducees Question Jesus,” by James Tissot, in the Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York.

A joyful day awaits us on Sunday. Not only will we be celebrating the baptism of Maevry Ray Immke, followed by a comfort food potluck in fellowship hall, we will also get to hear and reflect on one of the most delightful stories in the Gospels. It’s about a time when Jesus was questioned by the Sadducees. Rather than confirming their gender biases, Jesus exposes their contempt for women as well as their hypocrisy. And he did it rather easily. Join us for worship, for celebration, and for remembering what is most important.”

Pastor David

Sunday School Continues! All ages will meet for 45-60 minutes, beginning with a snack in the Youth Center immediately following worship. High School students and teachers have Sunday School in the Youth Center. Elementary and Middle School children have Sunday School together in Room 6. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday School Continues! All ages will meet for 45-60 minutes, beginning with a snack in the Youth Center immediately following worship. High School students and teachers have Sunday School in the Youth Center. Elementary and Middle School children have Sunday School together in Room 6.

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