First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians
  • Lent, a Time of Preparation
    Join us Sunday's 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


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 …


  • PC(USA) aims to do unto Louisville what it did in St. Louis: stand against cash bail
    Stated Clerk leads worship and event to launch effort to end cash bail in the church’s home town March 21, 2019 Rich Copley | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE With the mighty Ohio river as his backdrop, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson took the congregation back 31 years ago, when the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. accepted an […]
  • Speak up and share your faith
    March 21, 2019 We rarely talk about evangelism, let alone evangelism that is intentional and authentic. But on the first Sunday of Lent, the lectionary offers a great passage for pondering it. Take a minute to read Romans 10:8b–13 — and continue to verse 17 for extra credit.
  • ‘If you don’t tell your story, someone else will tell it for you’
    March 21, 2019 Giving seminarians the tools and the confidence to use their access to the media effectively once they become pastors or do other ministry was the task at hand Wednesday for five Presbyterian communicators speaking at Columbia Theological Seminary during a talk and webinar titled “The News and the Good News: The Impact […]
  • Matching text with tune
    March 20, 2019 Born on March 20, the first day of spring, the Rev. Dr. Paul Junggap Huh knew just how he wanted to celebrate his birthday and simultaneously usher in springtime on Wednesday — by singing a hymn he adapted for the Presbyterian hymnal “Glory to God.”
  • Hebron is a community important to Christians, Muslims and Jews
    March 20, 2019 Osama (last name withheld) is a licensed Palestinian tour guide. He recently stood with one of his tour groups in the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron with his head bowed and his expression deeply troubled as a group of Israeli Jewish tourists walked through. The last person in line was an Israeli guard […]