First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana! We believe that everyone who enters these doors is God’s guest. This is a safe place, to search for and find God, to ask questions along with others who know that the life of faith is not about having all the answers, and to open doors to paths that might be familiar and some that might be entirely new. Read more …


  • A new tradition amid both joy and sorrow
    November 23, 2020 After seeing the latest edition of Everyday God-Talk, the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, was filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and rejoicing.
  • Evangelism and justice dance well together in Africa
    November 23, 2020 The year was 2009, the place was Yei in what is now South Sudan, the newest country in the world. I was a mission co-worker serving as the first principal of RECONCILE Peace Institute, and our first class of students had arrived. The student body included about 45 church and community leaders […]
  • Mid Council Financial Network announces virtual conference set for Dec. 14-15
    November 23, 2020 The Mid Council Financial Network (MCFN) — the only entity that serves the needs of the volunteer and paid staff who work with finances in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 170 presbyteries and 16 synods — is preparing to hold its annual program, virtually, December 14–15, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day.
  • Mural project brings neighborhood together
    November 23, 2020 An Illinois community came together to paint a 1,700-square-foot mural on the side of a gymnasium promoting racial justice.

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Regular morning worship featuring Director of Music, Sinhaeng Lee, Organist, Ted Turner, Section Leaders, Emily Naud, Reagan Stohler, and Abby Gast, and a sermon based on the texts for the Reign of Christ Sunday (A) entitled, "The Shepherd King."
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Sola Gratia Farms CSA shares for 2021 are now available: Members in Sola Gratia Farm will receive fresh, seasonal vegetables from the farm for the Spring 4-week, Summer 20-week or Late Fall 4-week growing season. We will be growing 125 varieties of over 50 different crops this year. All crops are grown following organic methods.

Produce is distributed each week at the farm. Pickups are either on Tuesdays at the Champaign Farmers Market between 3-6p.m., on Thursdays at the farm in Urbana from 3-6 p.m. or delivery is available for an extra fee.

For details and/or to purchase shares, go to
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Sunday's Hymn of Praise, Hymnal #187 “Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us”
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