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

Ministries

Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
– Mathew 20:28

“Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve.” In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it.

Ministry can, and should, include ministering to the physical, emotional, mental, vocational, and financial needs of others. Jesus did, and so should we!

Education

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. – Colossians 3:16 Christian Education Consistent with our reform tradition, we believe we are saved by grace alone. But our Presbyterian faith also requires us to always strive for goodness–to actively seek…

Mission & Outreach

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.– John 13:34-35 Extending Christ’s Love Mission and outreach have been a core mission of our church since 1884 when the women of the…

Music

Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.– Psalm 33:2-3 Our Program Music has been an integral part of the life of First Presbyterian Church since its founding; we have long been known as a strong supporter of sacred art…

Malawi Partnership

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household. – Ephesians 2:19 Malawi Partnership First Presbyterian Church has partnered with Jeanes CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian) Congregation in Domasi, Malawi, since 1997. Through the years our sister church relationship has been nurtured through visits and communications by letter, e-mail, and Facebook.…

Earth Care

God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect and restore it for its own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family. – from the Presbyterian Church (USA) Earth Care Pledge Caring for the Earth Caring for all of God’s creation is a major emphasis of our church. Just as God calls…

Fellowship for All Ages

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 Rejoicing in Each Other We enjoy each other’s company and find many ways to share time together. We offer fellowship activities of interest to our entire congregation, which often includes friends and family members. Our church is known for its inter-generational fellowship opportunities.…

Congregational Care

Beloved I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. – III John, verse 2 First Presbyterian Church of Urbana is filled with members actively engaged in the life of the church, the community and the world. Our members age well, many continuing to serve on…