Newsletter & Annual Report

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Newsletter, December 2017

In the December Newsletter, read about:
  • We will welcome Matt Matthews as our new Senior Pastor/Head of Staff after the first of the year;
  • Christmas Eve schedule;
  • Help us fill the pews!
  • Children, Youth & Family update;
  • Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Tea Thursday, December 7.

Newsletter, November 2017

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration November 19, 3 pm, I-Hotel;
  • Reflections from Jo Foley;
  • Thank you from the Carlsons;
  • Updates from Children, Youth & Family;
  • PW Christmas Gathering December 7, 1 pm, Westminster Hall;
  • Employment Opportunities;
  • and more!

Newsletter, October 2017

The October Newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.

Please note on Sunday, October 15, there is ONE worship service at 10 am to wish Chuck and Betty Carlson well in their retirement.

Other news includes…

  • Concert on Friday, November 3, at 7 pm in our Sanctuary to showcase our new organ;
  • Youth Update including date for this year’s Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29.

Newsletter, September 2017

The September Newsletter includes…

  • Change in Sunday morning schedule beginning THIS Sunday, September 10;
  • ONE church service on Sunday, September 24, at 9 am as we host Jo Ella Hollman regional liaison to the Caribbean;
  • Report from Pastor Nominating Committee;
  • Celebration to honor Chuck & Betty Carlson Sunday, October 15;
  • Fall Education Opportunities for youth and adults;
  • Cuba study and forum.

Newsletter, August 2017

The August Newsletter includes…

  • Sholem Fest Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:30 pm at Centennial Park
  • Taste of C-U with our church booth and historic tour
  • Mark your calendar for October 15 to celebrate the Carlson’s retirement
  • Fall Adult Study opportunities
  • Fundraisers for SAFE House and Austin’s Place

Newsletter, July 2017

The July Newsletter includes…

  • Sunday Morning Drop-In Classes now through August
  • Sunday School update including news on Vacation Bible School in July
  • Opportunity to be a part of Dinners for 7, 8 or 9 (adult fellowship event).

Newsletter, June 2017

The June Newsletter includes…

  • Sign up now for Family Trip to Miller Park Zoo June 18
  • Vacation Bible School coming in July.

Newsletter, May 2017

The May Newsletter includes…

  • Music Sunday this Sunday, May 7…please note service time changes to 8 and 9:30 am with no Contemporary Service this week;
  • If you have a graduate from high school, college, trade school or graduate degrees, we want to know about it;
  • Outreach Fair Sunday, May 21;
  • Courageous Conversation coming up Tuesday, May 30;
  • Children and Youth updates;
  • Information on Contemporary Worship moving back to 10:30 ambeginning in June;
  • Lots of information on what is happening around your church!

Newsletter, April 2017

In our April newsletter you will find:
  • Service times for Holy Week including Easter services, April 16, at 8 and 9:30 am.  Note there will be no childcare or Sunday School on Easter.
  • Spring education opportunities;
  • What our children and youth in family ministries are doing;
  • Recent survey results

Newsletter, March 2017

  • Upcoming fundraiser for Cuba. You won’t want to miss a chance at salsa lessons with dance instructor Yuri Sohn;
  • Opportunities during this Lenten season;
  • What the Children, Youth and Family ministries has been up to;
  • Mission news including collecting school supplies to send to Cuba;
  • Celebration of Women during the month of March;

2016 Newsletters


Annual Report