Sunday Service Times:
       8 AM - Contemplative
       9 AM - Traditional
10:30 AM - Contemporary
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Welcome

Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign's Website. We are disciples of Jesus Christ, who worship our God, share love and friendship with one another, and are passionate about making a difference in our community and beyond. We believe that a church exists for ministry and mission as a fire exists for burning. Our Sunday morning worship times are 8 am and 9 am for Traditional Worship. The Gathering, our contemporary worship experience, meets at 10:30 am Sunday mornings.

Anxiety?

We all experience anxiety. It effects our relationships , families, and communities. Anxiety comes from a Latin word, ‘angere’, which means “to cause pain by squeezing”. It both happens within us as well as connects us with others. Ordinary anxiety accompanies life. That is a given. But it may become acute or chronic, debilitating us.

When that happens, it becomes a part of us. We cannot let it go and a multitude of triggers can set it off.

Modern Day Solutions to Modern Day Slavery

 

FPCC’s 2nd Courageous Conversations presents on Tuesday Sept. 2:

Modern Day Solutions to Modern Day Slavery: Identifying and Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking 

Facilitated by Darci Jenkins, Midwest regional service coordinator of Chicago-based Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium (NTAC)

3-5 PM: Westminster Hall (1st floor). Roundtable talk and forum, with Q & A time

6:30-8 PM: Centennial Hall (below ground).  A talk on Human Trafficking in the U.S and locally; how we can help stop human trafficking and help its victims  

In an intimate informal setting the 3 PM session provides information and resources to local community organizations and concerned citizens, with ample Q & A time.  The 6:30 presentation is in a lecture format with a brief Q & A time afterward. Darci will discuss:                                                          

  • What is Human Trafficking?
  • Where might you find it in Illinois and even locally?           
  • Care and advocacy for survivors.
  • What can we do to help prevent trafficking?

Brief background.  Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities worldwide with victims in the U.S. alone reaching into the hundreds of thousands.  Human trafficking occurs in multiple contexts that encompass all forms of labor and services.  Common settings where forced labor has been found in the United States include domestic servitude and small-scale “mom and pop” operations and extend to large-scale operations such as farms and factories.  Undocumented immigrants are especially vulnerable.  Sex trafficking includes commercial sexual exploitation of children as well as every instance where an adult is in the sex trade as the result of force, fraud, or coercion.

Come to be informed and possibly become part of the solution!

Faith or Fear?

I have an app on my phone that sends me Bible verses three times a day with a question or two to aid in processing the text of the Scripture. I received this a couple of days ago and it's caused me a lot of rumination since the first read:

I have reason to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me. Romans 15:17

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