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 …

Donations for Jeanes CCAP Early Childhood Education Center

firstpr0 Church News, International Mission

The Malawi preschool, Jeanes CCAP Early Childhood Education Center, should be completed soon and we hope to bring supplies that can be used in the preschool. Pictured here with donations to the preschool are LLauren Smith, church member and Stephanie C. Smith, who is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.    

Sunday, July 16, 2017

firstpr0 Church News, FPCU Worship

Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5. From the Pastor/Head of Staff Parables are more than simple stories. They reveal their meanings in layers. Megan McKenna, in her book Parables: Arrows of God, makes the case that parables are often best understood in the light of other stories. Noting that the parables can …

Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop

firstpr0 Church News, Local Mission, Mission & Outreach

Location:   607 West Elm Street, Urbana (Between Orchard & Coler) Hours:       9 am – 3 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Phone:      (217) 328-2724 First Presbyterian Church invites you to visit Twice is Nice, a thrift shop located  in a graceful old house which the church owns. The shop is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Twice …