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

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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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Regular morning worship featuring Director of Music, Sinhaeng Lee, Organist, Ted Turner, Section Leaders, Reagan Stohler & Abby Gast, a Juneteenth Moment for Mission, and a sermon based on 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 and Mark 4:35-41 entitled, "Integrity in the Storm."
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Sunday, June 20, 2021

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

Annual Meeting of the Congregation – Following worship on Zoom

“Coast Guard Training,” photographer unknown

A sailor on Lake Superior once asked a National Lakeshore ranger if his 40-foot sailboat was big enough to be safe on the Lake. The ranger said, “Well, the Edmund Fitzgerald was 729 feet. You do the math.” I’ve listened to seasoned fishermen talk about being on a fishing tug out on the Lake when the wind was up and looking out of the side door as they were underway. One said, “One moment you’re looking into the water of the Lake, the next you’re looking up into the sky.” Gordon Lightfoot sang, “Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?” Join us on Sunday as we hear and contemplate the story in the Gospel of Mark about the night when the disciples and Jesus were caught in a storm on the Lake.

Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday 9:30 a.m. 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

Annual Meeting of the Congregation: Session has set Sunday, June 20 as the day for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation. The meeting will be conducted on Zoom following worship. Annual Reports were emailed to the congregation on June 14 for advance reading. The meeting includes the election of elders and deacons.

Update on Church Zoom Groups: Thank you to everyone who has been participating in our zoom groups. Together we’ve shared fellowship, prayer, friendship and mutual support. Feel free to join any group at any point. The “Coping during COVID” has ended.

Tai Chi Zoom Group, led by Karen Mortensen, will continue to meet each Monday in the summer, but the time will change to 10:00-10:30 a.m. starting June 7. We follow a 20 minute video of gentle tai chi meant for beginners, then enjoy a little time of chatting together. Newcomers are warmly welcome at any time!

Join Zoom Meeting

zoom.us/j/94024961639?pwd=K0xqemlheEc2dUUvbnVRWlpWUUFiZz09

Meeting ID: 940 2496 1639

Passcode: breathe

Prayer and Psalms will continue to meet each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Click to join: zoom.us/j/92573248618?pwd=V1UySnBqbjFWVTJiL1NLbTBKMDliUT09

Meeting ID: 925 7324 8618 (if necessary)
Password: poetry

Questions or suggestions? Please reach out to a committee member by phone or email: Don Greeley, Barb Mann, Jamie Peterson, Susan Silver or Nancy
Uchtmann.
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Sunday, June 20, 2021

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

Annual Meeting of the Congregation – Following worship on Zoom

 “Coast Guard Training,” photographer unknown

A sailor on Lake Superior once asked a National Lakeshore ranger if his 40-foot sailboat was big enough to be safe on the Lake. The ranger said, “Well, the Edmund Fitzgerald was 729 feet. You do the math.” I’ve listened to seasoned fishermen talk about being on a fishing tug out on the Lake when the wind was up and looking out of the side door as they were underway. One said, “One moment you’re looking into the water of the Lake, the next you’re looking up into the sky.” Gordon Lightfoot sang, “Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?” Join us on Sunday as we hear and contemplate the story in the Gospel of Mark about the night when the disciples and Jesus were caught in a storm on the Lake.

Pastor David

Join Us for Sunday 9:30 a.m. 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 

Annual Meeting of the Congregation: Session has set Sunday, June 20 as the day for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation. The meeting will be conducted on Zoom following worship. Annual Reports were emailed to the congregation on June 14 for advance reading. The meeting includes the election of elders and deacons.

Update on Church Zoom Groups: Thank you to everyone who has been participating in our zoom groups. Together we’ve shared fellowship, prayer, friendship and mutual support. Feel free to join any group at any point. The “Coping during COVID” has ended.

Tai Chi Zoom Group, led by Karen Mortensen, will continue to meet each Monday in the summer, but the time will change to 10:00-10:30 a.m. starting June 7. We follow a 20 minute video of gentle tai chi meant for beginners, then enjoy a little time of chatting together. Newcomers are warmly welcome at any time!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94024961639?pwd=K0xqemlheEc2dUUvbnVRWlpWUUFiZz09

Meeting ID: 940 2496 1639

Passcode: breathe

Prayer and Psalms will continue to meet each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Click to join: https://zoom.us/j/92573248618?pwd=V1UySnBqbjFWVTJiL1NLbTBKMDliUT09

Meeting ID: 925 7324 8618 (if necessary)
Password: poetry

Questions or suggestions? Please reach out to a committee member by phone or email: Don Greeley, Barb Mann, Jamie Peterson, Susan Silver or Nancy
Uchtmann.

Greetings to all, please join the faith community as we come together for prayer on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6pm. See the information below for specifics and spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less

Huge thanks to our staff and volunteers for growing great food for our community…950 pounds so far and not including the three stacked pallets we sent to Eastern Illinois Foodbank yesterday!!

Just getting started…
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Join us June 22nd at 12pm ET for the next in our series of webinars on immigration issues!
Palestinian Refugees: Current Reality and Hopes for the Future
Click here to register:
zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n3YcbjS5TMCEOZhFFsU7Bw
or join us on Facebook Live on this Facebook page
Speakers:
*Dr. Bernard Sabella, former Executive Director of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) and retired professor of sociology at Bethlehem University in Palestine
*Shatha Al Azzeh, Director of the Environment Unit at Lajee Center, Aida Refugee Camp
*William Deere, Senior Congressional Advisor to the Washington, DC office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).Join us June 22nd at 12pm ET for the next in our series of webinars on immigration issues!

Palestinian Refugees: Current Reality and Hopes for the Future
Click here to register:

zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n3YcbjS5TMCEOZhFFsU7Bw
or join us on Facebook Live on this Facebook page

Speakers:
*Dr. Bernard Sabella, former Executive Director of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) and retired professor of sociology at Bethlehem University in Palestine

*Shatha Al Azzeh, Director of the Environment Unit at Lajee Center, Aida Refugee Camp

*William Deere, Senior Congressional Advisor to the Washington, DC office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
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Join us June 22nd at 12pm ET for the next in our series of webinars on immigration issues!
Palestinian Refugees:  Current Reality and Hopes for the Future 
Click here to register: 
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n3YcbjS5TMCEOZhFFsU7Bw
or join us on Facebook Live on this Facebook page
Speakers:
*Dr. Bernard Sabella, former Executive Director of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) and retired professor of sociology at Bethlehem University in Palestine
*Shatha Al Azzeh, Director of the Environment Unit at Lajee Center, Aida Refugee Camp
*William Deere, Senior Congressional Advisor to the Washington, DC office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
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