Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice

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Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Scott Park on Saturday, September 8 from 11 am until 1 pm The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization for climate, jobs, and justice.  September 8 will be a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Across the country, tens of thousands of people …

Malawi Trip Update 6/24/2018

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Please continue to pray for our Malawi team, who are currently in Malawi and will be returning July 3. The delegation includes preschool expert Kathleen Liffick plus nine church members: John Dimit, Cindy Fraser, John Harden, Nathan Holder, David and Jean Oliver-Holder, Lauren Smith, and Donald and Nancy Uchtmann. The major priorities for this visit include re-energizing the shallow well …

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 …

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.)

Donations for Jeanes CCAP Early Childhood Education Center

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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.    

Mission Worker Presentation

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Monday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. Presbyterian Mission Partners Charles and Melissa Johnson have selected our church to do a presentation about their work in Zambia. After they visit the Soybean Innovation Lab and the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois earlier in the day on June 26, they will visit First Pres …