Alternative Gifts Available!

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The Mission Committee offers the Alternative Gift Sale on December 10 and 17. Give a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, and purchase items to benefit our sister church in Domasi, Malawi. We have a focus on educational opportunities this year including tuition, school fees and preschool toys and supplies, as well as support for the …

Christmas Offering 2017

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Support Local Mission: We will be receiving our annual Christmas offering throughout the month of December. This very important offering supports local mission agencies and our Benevolence Fund. See the bulletin board by the coffee kitchen for lists of local partners supported by this offering. Please mark your gifts as “Christmas Offering” and place in the weekly offering, drop off …

Presbyterians in Cuba – Adventures in Faith Sunday, November 19

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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 …

Field Trip to Pembroke Nature Preserve, IL and Kankakee Sands, IN

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Field Trip to Pembroke Nature Preserve, IL and Kankakee Sands, IN: Sponsored by the Land Conservation Foundation (LCF). Join us Sunday, November 19, 2017. Meet at 8:00 a.m. to carpool at Schnucks, 109 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign. Return by 4:30 p.m. Visit rich remnants and new restoration efforts in the fascinating area featured in the film “Everglades of the North: …

Film Screening of National Geographic’s “Before the Flood”

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A riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change. Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation (1209 West Oregon St., Urbana). Film screening, food, and Q & A with Ann Burger, retired Presbyterian minister and activist. (Sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Champaign-Urbana.)

The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability Final Seminar

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A full house of 55 attendees today for the final of this powerful seminar series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Extinction and Biodiversity in the Modern Era: Worrisome Trends and Practical Solutions. Jeffrey Brawn: Professor and Department Head, UI Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. The rate at which our planet is losing species is unusually …

The Challenge of Sustainable Fresh Water Availability

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Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Two sessions remain: October 29: The Challenge of Sustainable Fresh Water Availability Ximing Cai: Professor, UI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of UI Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment Water is our most vital resource. Due to the effects of global warming …