Hanging of the Greens

firstpr0 Church News, FPCU Worship

Everyone is invited to help with the hanging of the greens next Sunday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m. as we prepare the sanctuary for the Advent season. Tasks range from putting candles into plastic candleholders for Christmas Eve, to helping untangle greenery, to climbing ladders while assembling the Christmas tree. In other words, we need lots of help from people …

Presbyterians in Cuba – Adventures in Faith Sunday, November 19

firstpr0 Church News, Education Ministry, Mission & Outreach

Sunday Seminar: “Presbyterians in Cuba – Adventures in Faith,” this Sunday (November 19), 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Are Presbyterians in Cuba? YES, we have an Amazing Presence! Learn more this Sunday. Following worship, Don and Nancy Uchtmann will describe their April 2017 mission trip to Havana. They will note the history of Presbyterians in Cuba, report on their experiences as …

The Challenge of Sustainable Food Availability

firstpr0 Church News, Earth Care, Education Ministry

Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, TODAY through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Pick up a flyer in the narthex or see the Open Door for more details. Next Sunday, October 22: The Challenge of Sustainable Food Availability. Evan DeLucia: Professor, UI Department of Plant Biology, and Director of UI Institute for Sustainability, Energy …

The Challenge of Sustainable Mineral and Energy Resources.

firstpr0 Church News, Earth Care, Education Ministry

Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, TODAY through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Pick up a flyer in the narthex or see the Open Door for more details.   Today, October 15: The Challenge of Sustainable Mineral and Energy Resources. Stephen Marshak: Professor, UI Department of Geology, Director of UI School of Earth, Society …

The Challenge of Human Population Growth

firstpr0 Church News, Earth Care, Education Ministry

Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 8:  David Sherwood:  Professor Emeritus, UI Colleges of Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Former Director of UI Reproductive Biology Training Program. Whereas Homo sapiens evolved over 200,000 years ago, global population remained less than 1 billion until …

Hurricane Irma Relief with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

firstpr0 Church News, National Mission

Even as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) began working toward recovery after Hurricane Harvey, Irma followed close behind, weaving a path of devastation, wiping out islands in the Caribbean and bringing damaging winds and storm surge to Florida. Years of recovery lie ahead, and your commitment will help PDA extend the hands of Christ. Will you stand in the “GAP” for …

Rice & Oat Packing Event

firstpr0 Church News, Local Mission

Saturday, September 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Help reduce hunger in Champaign-Urbana. Join us for our fourth annual impact event to pack rice and oats for local food pantries. There will be two 1-hour shifts available: 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. This is a fun family activity for children 6 years and older.

PCUSA Ending Racism Study Group

firstpr0 Church News, Education Ministry

In 2016, the 222nd General Assembly approved a new church-wide, anti-racism policy: Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community. Our denomination has also published six study guides which provide tools for empowering church communities to have important conversations about race and racism in relation to Christian faith. Everybody is invited to join in a series of six conversations, led …