Newsletter, January 2019

In the January Newsletter, read about:
  • Arturo O’Farrill will be our guest musician at the 9 am worship on Sunday, January 20;
  • A new door system has been installed on CE and Church Buildings;
  • Spiritual Formation Team has several new classes for winter and spring;
  • Consider joining one of our musical groups at First Pres;
  • An additional opportunity for ESL now offered Wednesday evenings;
  • Youth retreat January 20-21.


Newsletter, December 2018

In the December Newsletter, read about:
  • Caroling Party this Sunday, December 9, 4 pm
  • Music Sunday, December 16, 9 am. No 8 am service that day.
  • Christmas Eve Service times…10 am, 4 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, December 30, 9 am worship…One service that day.


Newsletter, November 2018

In the November Newsletter, read about:
  • Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly PCUSA, will lead a panel discussion on transformation efforts in our community Friday, November 16, 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 9…9 am service.  There will be NO 8 am service that day.
  • Pictorial Directory…Read how appointments will be handled.
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration Sunday, November 18, at 3 pm at Krannert Center.
  • Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Tea Thursday, December 6, 11:30 am.
  • Opportunities during Advent including a Service of Wholeness on Sunday, December 2, at 6 pm.


Newsletter, October 2018

In the October Newsletter, read about:
  • ONE service October 7, at 9 am as we celebrate World Communion;
  • Installation service for Eric Corbin Sunday, October 21;
  • Hosting Presbytery November 15 with Stated Clerk of the General Assembly Dr. J. Herbert Nelson;
  • Make sure you are not missed if in the hospital;
  • Volunteer opportunities;
  • Trunk or Treat October 28.


Newsletter, September 2018

In the September Newsletter, read about:

  • New service times begin this Sunday, September 9;
  • Staff updates;
  • PW Gathering October 4 with guest Veda Gill;
  • Spiritual Formation/Adult Ed Fall opportunities;
  • Children, youth and family updates with new High School group beginning Sunday evenings.


Newsletter, August 2018

In the August Newsletter, read about:
  • NEW Worship Schedule begins September 9 with a dedicated Sunday School and Adult Education hour;
  • Volunteers needed for the church sponsored table at this year’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana on August 17 and 18;
  • Sholem Fest on August 19 beginning with a picnic followed by optional swimming at Sholem Aquatic Center;
  • The BIG Event is coming Sunday, September 16;
  • Pew Partners needed for our children on Sunday mornings;
  • It’s a wrap for this year’s Vacation Bible School;
  • Quick glimpse of adult education opportunities coming this fall.


Newsletter, July 2018

In the July Newsletter, read about:
  • New Fall Worship Schedule to being September 9;
  • Several members participated at the General Assembly in June in St. Louis;
  • Staff updates;
  • Saturday in the Park…West Side Park Saturday, July 7, 1 am to noon;
  • July Game Night…Tuesday, July 17, 6:30-8:30 pm;
  • Small group study opportunities;
  • Family outing to Miller Park Zoo Saturday, July 14;
  • Vacation Bible School Sundays in July.


Newsletter, June 2018

In the June Newsletter, read about:
  • Proposed New Worship Schedule which Session will vote on at its June meeting.  They welcome your feedback/thoughts.
  • Outreach has lots of summer fun planned!
  • We need your help in purchasing new hymnals.
  • Join us for a Wednesday evening dinner and Bible study this summer.
  • Children, Youth and Family are busy this summer.


Newsletter, May 2018

In the May Newsletter, read about:
  • Music Sunday this Sunday, May 6, 8 and 9 am services;
  • May is Mental Awareness Month…special article from a friend of Matt’s;
  • Graduation Sunday May 27! Turn in your names of graduates to the church office.


Newsletter, April 2018

In the April Newsletter, read about:
  • Several opportunities to “Meet the Matthews” at firstpres.church/meetthematthews or by contacting church office.
  • Go & Serve fundraiser over next few Sundays.
  • Cuban Two Step…Salsa dancing and dinner on April 22.
  • Graduation Sunday May 27.