Seminar Series: “Reformation Roots”

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Sundays, February 4, 18, 25, March 11, 18 and 25, at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Beginning today (February 4), Warren Hapke and Pastor David will be leading a 6-session DVD-based series called “Reformation Roots.” We live in the post-Reformation era when denominations are trying to discover common ground rather than points of disagreements. Many of those earlier areas of …

Seminar: Evolution Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Evolution Sunday, February 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will welcome two presenters from the University of Illinois. Sam Beshers got his BA at Swarthmore College and a PhD in Biology from Boston University. He is currently Research Associate in the Department of Entomology and Coordinator of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UIUC. He studies the organization and …

FPCU Goes Bowling!

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The Fun and Fellowship Committee invites you to a fun night of bowling Friday, February 23, 6:15 p.m. at the Illini Union. We’ll share pizza, drinks, and 1.5 hours of bowling fun! Meet downstairs in the Union at 6:15 p.m., and we’ll finish up by 8:00 p.m. Cost is approximately $14 per person and includes shoe rental, 1.5 hours of …

Sunday Seminar, Jan. 21: Organ Donation

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Join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship Sunday for the seminar entitled, “Organ Donation.” Lola Lewis, the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator, will answer your questions about organ donation. How do you sign up, what happens, what are the different types of organ and tissue donation, how it helps recipients, and more. If you are considering becoming an …

Souper Bowl of Caring

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PYC (Senior High Youth) encourage you to support this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring! “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.” More than 20 years ago, this simple prayer inspired the initiation of a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people …

Seminar: “Funeral Prearrangements” Sunday, January 28

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Upcoming Seminar: “Funeral Prearrangements” Next Sunday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Shelly Dugan from Renner-Wikoff Chapel will explain many of the decisions that need to be made prior to a funeral. Planning in advance can make this time much easier for your loved ones. Come with any questions you have about the process.

Driftless by David Rhodes

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Driftless by David Rhodes If you put this book on your “to read” list after hearing a selection read at the Epiphany seminar, here is an incentive to check it off your list. A group will meet at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, to discuss the first half of the book. Those meeting will then decide on a time …

“Understanding Stroke”

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Sunday’s Seminar: Join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship today for the seminar entitled, “Understanding Stroke”. Erin Eddy, BSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, CCRN-K, will tell us about stroke statistics and the impact on society and the economy. She will explain what a stroke is, who is at risk of a stroke and lifestyle changes you can make to lower …