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.
Annual Pool Party
Sunday, August 3rd
This is a social event for all FPCC members and their guests. Please invite your friends and neighbors! We would love to have them.
Where: Sholem Aquatic Center, 2205 Sangamon Drive, Champaign
When: Sunday, August 3 (rain date is August 10) // 6 p.m. Potluck at Pavilion Park (North of pool entrance) // 7:30 p.m. All pools open & music begins! New Orleans Jazz band
What: Picnic and pool party (You don't have to swim! Come and enjoy the food, people, and music!)
Who: Church members and guests
Food: The church will provide a chicken based main dish. Please bring your own beverages and a side dish or dessert to share.
Dress: Bathing suits if you want to swim or come as you are.
R.S.V.P. by August 1st (the earlier the better). 356-7238 or email Patty Farthing here.
We can't wait to see you there!
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
In my last post I mentioned how wonderful our custodians are, this time I wanted to tell you about the rest of the great staff I get to work with.
FPCC would like to welcome our new in-house bookkeeper Laura Robinson. Laura is a Champaign native and lives here with her husband Andy and two young children, Maya and Calvin. She comes to us from a previous position as a Financial Director and has many skills that will benefit the church. The team is thrilled to have her join us.
We also want to take the time to thank Trisha Lange who has worked diligently and faithfully as the bookkeeper for FPCC for over 7 years. For the last 2 years she has done this job remotely. We are very grateful to her for all her hard work.
I have many skills and interests. I believe I’m a good preacher and teacher. I’ve run 75 half-marathons. I’m a needle-point artist, and I’m a certified sports junky, a lover of sports of all kinds. But something I don’t do well is . . . to be still. So when the Psalmist says, “Be still and know that I am God,” or when Isaiah says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength,” I struggle.