2017 Champaign-Urbana CROP Walk

firstpr0 Fun & Fellowship, Local Mission

Will be held on Sunday, October 8, starting at 2:00 p.m. from Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Urbana. You can help out in a number of ways, by either walking the 10 km (~6 mi) walk (there will be shorter options as well for those who cannot or do not wish to complete the full walk), by sponsoring walkers, or …

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 …

Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation

firstpr0 Earth Care, Education Ministry, Local Mission

Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 1:  Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation. This a documentary film tells the epic 14-billion-year story of the universe—how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged. The film explores man’s place in …

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.

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.    

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 …

Oatmeal is July Food & More Program Request

firstpr0 Local Mission, Mission & Outreach

Food & More Partnership Program. On the third Tuesday of each month our church family expands to include about 30 “partners” from the larger community who come to select food for their families. Our partners have helped us build the program. For example, we added no salt and low carb food items when our partners with health problems, such as …