We are linked to each other by stories. Our own sacred narratives, together with the great Biblical stories, are woven into the fabric of our faith. At First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, we believe in the big umbrella of grace, and we welcome all who wish to join us in an inclusive community of faith.
- in the Sanctuary -
Wednesday Eve Worship
September - May
- in the Chapel -
will not begin in June this year. Future dates to be announced.
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(ring bell at portico-covered door)
Monday — Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(ring bell at so. west ramped door)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m. to noon
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News and Events
Session has called for
a congregational meeting
on Sunday, May 31:
A congregational meeting is called for Sunday, May 31, 2015, to consider the following two items: The dissolution of the relationship between Rev. Clifford J. Hayes and the First Presbyterian Church and to confer the title of Pastor Emeritus to Rev. Hayes.
Summer Chapel Worship Services will not begin in June this year. Beginning date will be announced after First Presbyterian Church hires an interim pastor following the retirement of Pastor Hayes.
Wednesday Vespers and the Wednesday Children's Choir will not meet during the summer.
The last choir practice before summer recess in Wednesday, May 27. There will be special music guests throughout the summer in place of the choir.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11
Each evening will begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.
Annual Church Partnership Picnic
Casual Dress For Picinic Today!
Sunday, June 14, 2015 | after worship
— at Hope Pavilion Family Shelter | Southwind Park -
4965 S. Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703
Recreation, food and fun — this picnic is one of our partnership events with New Mission Church of God. We join together each year for this time of fun and fellowship. This is also an opportunity to help to bring down the racial barriers in Springfield. Note the convenient location! Please bring a dish to share. The shelter is reserved until 9:00 p.m.
Andrea and Thomas Drury in Concert
Friday, June 19 | 7:30 p.m.
- in the Sanctuary
Soprano Andrea Drury and organist Thomas Drury will perform operatic works by Handel as well as Vierne's Les Angelus. Mr. Drury has selected some Brahms chorale preludes and the finale from Vierne's Symphony #1 to showcase the renowned Brombaugh organ. Admission is free, and a reception will follow.
Father's Day Sunday Chocolate Potluck
Sunday, June 21 | 10:30 a.m.
— in the Sanctuary and the Commons after worship
—Honoring the contributions that fathers, sons, and brothers make to our communities...
Camp Wyoming 2015
Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11, 2015
Register today! First Presbyterian Church will provide transportation to Camp Wyoming on Sunday, July 5 and home on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Early bird registration is open and can be completed online at www.campwyoming.net. Please contact Jennifer at 217.528.4311, ext. 209, if you have questions or would
like help registering.
Theology on Tap
First Mondays | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Call for location, as it varies -
Join us as we continue Martin Luther's tradition of talking theology, life, and whatever else is on our minds over food and drink at a local restaurant.
Contact Jennifer Hardin (217.528.4311, ext. 209) for location and other information.
Stained Glass Repair Project
Workers from the Emil Frei Stained Glass Company in St. Louis are back to continue the window restoration project that began a few years ago. Next up is the Willet window in the southeast corner of the sanctuary. This Sunday you will notice that sections of this window have been removed for cleaning and repair. Two more windows on the south side of the sanctuary will be included in the restoration project this spring. All should be completed by early or mid-summer.
Learn more here about this talented company we have entrusted with the window project: http://emilfrei.com