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.

Keeping Christ in Christmas

We do not have any idea of the date of Christ’s birth. Many scholars, since the shepherds are watching their sheep in the Bethlehem hills, assume that Jesus’ birth takes place in the summer. However, December 25th is chosen as the birthdate of Jesus to overshadow a drunken debauch on that date called Saturnalia, a pagan solstice festival, characterized by wild and frenzied parties. Think Spring Break in Cancun! The ancient church’s hope is to replace Saturnalia with the worship of Christ.

Lifetree Café in December

Here are the upcoming episodes for this month's Lifetree Café. Come for conversation and coffee on a Monday evening in December at 7 pm.

December 8 - Finding Peace When Life is Difficult
December 15 - What Would You Do For Love?
December 22 - Angels. Are they reaching out to you?
December 29 - Family Do-Over

Christmas Cookie Sale

On Sunday December 14th from 8:00-11:45am the youth group will be selling Christmas Cookies they baked to help support our upcoming trips, mission projects and social gatherings. The cookie sale will be held in Westminster Hall. Cookie sales will be priced per pound of cookies you select. Please support our students in their fellowship and culinary endeavors.

The Great List

 

I’m a list maker.  I really love making lists…grocery lists, daily lists of things to do, lists of cards and letters I want to send out, weekly lists of things I plan to get done, short and long range home improvement list,  meal planning lists,  random good idea lists.  Okay I think you get the idea.  I have even been known make a list of things that I have done that weren’t on a list just so I can officially check those completed task off!  I also love checking things off.

Lifetree Café in November

Here are the upcoming episodes for this month's Lifetree Café. Come for conversation and coffee on a Monday evening in November at 7 pm.

November 3 - Second Chances

November 10 - We're Not Alone?

November 17 - Hard to be Healthy

November 24 - The Power of Thankfulness

December 1 - How the Next Generation Will Change the World

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