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First Presbyterian Church of Urbana

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Sunday, April 13, 2024

The image is “Fish Mosaic,” at the Profítis Ilías Monastery, Kallistis, Greece.

“During the first several hundred years of the Church, there were periods when being “outed” as a Christian was dangerous. In order to test whether another person could be trusted, the early Christians would draw half of the fish symbol. If the other person completed the other half, then the disciple knew they were safe. That’s what the fish symbol was about, safety, not triumphalism. The reason those early Christians chose the symbol of the fish was because the Greek word for “fish” served as a nice acronym. ΙΧΘΥΣ, “ichthus,” stood for Jesus Christ God’s Son Savior. What does it mean to be identified as a follower of this Jesus? And how do we live in such a way that this Jesus is honored by our life? Join us on Sunday as we contemplate these questions together.”

Pastor David

Join us for Sunday worship – In-person and Streaming in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.

1. Facebook:
www.facebook.com/FirstPresChurchUrbana/
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2. Zoom click on: zoom.us/j/8144246357
Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)
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3. Landline or phone that is not a smart phone:
1 (312) 626-6799.
Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)
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The Church Office will be open Monday through Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tracy works from home on Thursdays).

Sunday Seminar: on the book Eat Move Groove: Unlock the Simple Steps to Lifelong Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness by Susie Kundrat, MS, RDN, LDN on Sundays, April 14 at 11:00am in the chapel. The book will be available for $20 each with 22% of the profits going to our Food & More Program.

Earth Care Seminar Series: The Status of Central Illinois Water Resources - A public seminar series sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, Sundays, April 21, 28, May 5 at 10:45 a.m. in the Chapel, Historically, Central Illinois has enjoyed a safe and plentiful supply of water which met the needs of households, agriculture, and industry. But what is the status of this vital resource today?

Sunday, April 21: The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and the Health of the Mississippi River Basin. Megan Baskerville, Illinois Agriculture Program Director for The Nature Conservancy, will provide an overview of Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and share resources developed to support farmers as they adopt practices that reduce the flow of agricultural fertilizers into the Mississippi River Basin.

Sunday, April 28: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Central Illinois, Dr. Jim Angel, an employee of the Illinois State Water Survey from 1984 to 2018 and the State Climatologist from 1996 to 2018, will discuss the impact of climate change on water supplies available to Central Illinois homeowners, agriculture, and industry.

Sunday, May 5: Mapping Aquifers from the AIR: A New Way to Study the Mahomet Aquifer, the Major Source of Drinking Water in Much of Central Illinois. Dr. Kisa Mwakanyamale-Gilkie, Associate Research Scientist and Geophysicist at the Illinois State Geological Survey and lead investigator for the Mahomet Aquifer Airborne Mapping Program will describe improved techniques for mapping and understanding aquifers like the Mahomet Aquifer, the major source of drinking water for Champaign-Urbana and many other municipalities.

Fellowship Outing: Illini Baseball Game, Sunday, May 5 at 1:00pm. Meet at 12:45pm at the U of I baseball stadium to watch Illini vs. Ohio State. Admission is free.

Best Thrift Store in CU! The Daily Illini’s readership has voted Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop the Best Thrift Store in CU again! You can read the article here: dailyillini.com/best-of-cu/2024/03/28/best-of-cu-best-thrift-store-twice-is-nice/?swcfpc=1 And our volunteers are what make it happen! Our customers and friends like our low prices, mission and fun and funky vibe. But it is our volunteers’ warm welcome that makes them smile! Thank you for your support.

Food & More Program Item of the Month: For April the item is Single Roll Paper Towels. Please place donations in the Food & More box near the church office.
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Special Music Sunday
Second Sunday of Easter with the Lord’s Supper
April 7, 2024

Worship – 9:30 a.m. Sanctuary and Streaming Online
For kids, there is a play area in the sanctuary during worship.
Kids and caregivers head downstairs before the sermon.

For Special Music Sunday, our choir will sing Missa Festiva composed by John Leavitt. Our scripture readings will be Acts 4:32-35 and John 20:19-31 as we continue to celebrate the resurrection. We will share the Lord’s Supper.

Join Us for Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship!

1. Facebook: www.facebook.com/FirstPresChurchUrbana/
Scroll down to the post from that morning

2. Zoom click on: zoom.us/j/8144246357
Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)
Password 475210

3. Landline or phone that is not a smart phone:
1 (312) 626-6799.
Meeting ID: 814 424 6357 (if necessary)
Password 475210

Sunday Seminar: on the book Eat Move Groove: Unlock the Simple Steps to Lifelong Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness by Susie Kundrat, MS, RDN, LDN on Sundays, April 7 and 14 at 11:00am in the chapel. The book will be available for $20 each with 22% of the profits going to our Food & More Program.

The Church Office will be closed Monday, April 8. Next week the church will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tracy works from home on Thursdays).

Special Meeting of the Congregation: Session has called a special meeting of the Congregation for Sunday, April 21, immediately following the worship service, for the purpose of electing three at-large members to the Nominating Committee: Jancie Harris, Nancy Uchtmann and John Dimit.

Church Breakfast: Sunday, April 28 after church in Fellowship Hall. No need to bring anything; just bring yourselves! Fun F&M Committee will provide breakfast.

Food & More Program Item of the Month: For April the item is Single Roll Paper Towels. Please place donations in the Food & More box near the church office.
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