First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians
  • Trinity Sunday
    Join us Sunday's at 9:30
  • Sundays in Ordinary Time "Living our Faith Daily"
    Join Us Sundays at 9:30 am
  • 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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Church Softball Team News: Members of our congregation, together with several Mennonites and Baptists, form the Fighting Presbyters softball team. Come on out and cheer them on! Teens and adults of any gender can join the team by contacting David Bullock (dsbulloc@illinois.edu). Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the season:
Monday, June 17, 6:15 p.m. vs. Grace Church of Mahomet, Dodds, Field #1
Monday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. vs. First Christian Church, Dodds, Field #1
Monday, July 1, 9:00 p.m. vs. Christ Community Church, Dodds, Field #4
Dodds Park is located next to Parkland College in Champaign.
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Church Softball Team News: Members of our congregation, together with several Mennonites and Baptists, form the Fighting Presbyters softball team. Come on out and cheer them on! Teens and adults of any gender can join the team by contacting David Bullock (dsbulloc@illinois.edu). Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the season:
Monday, June 17, 6:15 p.m. vs. Grace Church of  Mahomet, Dodds, Field #1
Monday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. vs. First Christian Church, Dodds, Field #1
Monday, July 1, 9:00 p.m. vs. Christ Community Church, Dodds, Field #4
Dodds Park is located next to Parkland College in Champaign.

Trinity Sunday - June 16, 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 for morning and evening services
Fellowship Time – after worship

Photo: “Wisdom,” by Robert Lewis Reid, in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Trinity Sunday marks the grand transition from Eastertide to Ordinary Time. To launch us into common time properly oriented, the readings for this Sunday remind us of the awesome work of the three persons of the Trinity. God creates. Jesus saves. The Holy Spirit speaks. Jesus promised that an Advocate would come after his death, resurrection and ascension. What we see in these readings is how that Advocate, the Holy Spirit, is the same Spirit that was present with God at creation. The Spirit is the spirit of wisdom. Proverbs rehearses all that Wisdom has seen and all of the places it has been. We come away with the assurance that Wisdom has seen everything and been everywhere. Thus, the wisdom the Holy Spirit offers freely can be trusted completely. All we have to do is pay attention, listen, and then live as wisdom suggests. Join us on Sunday as we celebrate the saving wonder of the Trinity.

Pastor David
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Trinity Sunday - June 16, 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 for morning and evening services
Fellowship Time – after worship

Photo: “Wisdom,” by Robert Lewis Reid, in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Trinity Sunday marks the grand transition from Eastertide to Ordinary Time. To launch us into common time properly oriented, the readings for this Sunday remind us of the awesome work of the three persons of the Trinity. God creates. Jesus saves. The Holy Spirit speaks. Jesus promised that an Advocate would come after his death, resurrection and ascension. What we see in these readings is how that Advocate, the Holy Spirit, is the same Spirit that was present with God at creation. The Spirit is the spirit of wisdom. Proverbs rehearses all that Wisdom has seen and all of the places it has been. We come away with the assurance that Wisdom has seen everything and been everywhere. Thus, the wisdom the Holy Spirit offers freely can be trusted completely. All we have to do is pay attention, listen, and then live as wisdom suggests. Join us on Sunday as we celebrate the saving wonder of the Trinity.

Pastor David
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