The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability

firstpr0 Earth Care, Education Ministry, Mission & Outreach

Upcoming Seminar Series: Our species, Homo sapiens, has been sustained by planet Earth’s eco-systems for over 200,000 years. Ongoing rapid accelerations in human population growth, technology and global affluence since the mid-twentieth century, however, are inflicting detrimental effects on the Earth’s ecosystems that are increasing the rate of extinction of species and imperiling the future of our own. This public …

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 …

Sunday Seminar: “Biblical Interpretation 101”

firstpr0 Education Ministry

Upcoming Sunday Seminar: “Biblical Interpretation 101” led by Rev. Oliver-Holder, next Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. In this introduction to Biblical Interpretation, we will examine the principle challenges of faithful interpretation, namely, the importance of language and historical and social settings.  

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.

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 …

Sunday, September 17, 2017

firstpr0 FPCU Worship

Adult Bible Study – 8:15 a.m. Worship – 9:30 a.m. Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5. Sunday School for All Ages – following worship ReVision Mission Study Session Eight – 11:00 a.m. Facing Racism Study – 5:30 p.m. PYC Kickoff – 6:00 p.m. From the Pastor/Head of Staff Picture: The sculpture is …