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



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.

Why Lifetree Café?

It’s been just over a month since the launch of the Champaign Lifetree Café. It’s been incredibly cool to see how God is using this unique ministry to share the story of His love. Yet, even though we’ve spoken about Lifetree Café in various avenues, I still get the occasional question of, “What is Lifetree and why do we need it?”

Forward 150 Upcoming Events


Forward 150 centers around four major events. Please mark your calendars and be a part of each of these momentous experiences.

Vision Weekend, October 11-12

  • The Forward 150 projects and the vision behind them will be presented during the worship services. The campaign video will be premiered. Information packets will be distributed after the services.

JOYfest Sunday, November 9

  • Creative presentations during a single, Sunday worship service, at 9:00 am. A festive brunch will follow at the Hilton Garden Inn at 10:30 am.

Commitment Weekend, November 15-16

  • Members of the congregation are invited to make their pledges to the 3-year capital campaign during the services.

Announcement Weekend, December 6-7

  • The total amount raised will be announced during the worship services.

Lifetree Café in October

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

October 6 - Allergic to Food

October 12 - The Bible.  Real? Relevant? Reliable?

October 20 - Living a Lie

October 27 - ZOMBIES

For God So Loved...

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” John 3:16 The Message (MSG)

It Takes a Village

I’m really looking forward to the FPCC Parenting class starting tonight. Run by Patty and Bruce Farthing I find it an invaluable resource that supports me as I try to be the best parent I can be. My husband and I are thousands of miles away from our family and friends, so when we had our son Xavier we really lacked that natural support system that many people benefit from when raising a child. 

September at Lifetree Café

Come visit Lifetree Café on a Monday this month for an hour of compelling conversations, great coffee, laughs, and thought-provoking dialogue!

September 7 - How to Sniff Out a Scam

September 15 - What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know

September 22 - Sign Here

September 29 - My Son is Gay

Mondays at 7 pm in the Café (located on the second floor of the Christian Education Building).


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