... Rev. Dr. CJ Hayes













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.
— Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes

Worship Times

Sunday Worship
10:30 a.m.
- in the Sanctuary -

Wednesday Vespers

September - May
5:30 p.m.
- in the Chapel -

Summer Chapel

begins the next season on June 7, 2015
- in the Chapel -

More about worship ...

Office Hours

Church Office
(ring bell at portico-covered door)
Monday — Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Samaritan Ministries
(ring bell at so. west ramped door)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m. to noon

More about Samaritan Ministries ...

Staff Listing

We invite you
to visit our
staff listing page

Contact us:
321 S. Seventh Street Springfield, IL 62701
tele: 217.528.4311
fax: 217.528.0768


News and Events

FPC Directory
The New Church Photo Albums are in!

Please pick up your copy after church on Sunday in the Commons or during the week at the church office.

...Wreath in Sanctuary
Hanging of the Greens

— Meet in the sanctuary

Join in the Advent preparation, decorating the church for the season. Hanging greenery, symbolically associated with everlasting life, is especially appropriate at this time of expectation in the liturgical year – Advent. In addition, cedar greens represent royalty, and holly symbolizes Jesus' death. Ivy represents the resurrection. Hanging chrismons or other symbols of Christ and faith, as we do for our chrismon tree, remind us of Christ's identity and the Trinity.

Child care and activities for children and youth will be provided.

Lunch is provided for the participants.

We need to make more chrismons. They are fragile, and some have become unusable. Would anyone like to volunteer? Call the church office to offer your name.

balloon ride | MS Office clip art
Parents' Day Out

– Meet in the nursery

Sponsored by the Christian Nurture Ministry-Committee, Parents' Day Out is a time for you to go to lunch, do some Christmas shopping, or just take some time for yourself! A variety of activities will be provided for the children and youth. We will also serve lunch and have snacks for those who stay.

— First Presbyterian Church Group Opportunities —

Christmas Tree | 2014 First Presbyterian Church/Springfield
Festival of Trees

– immediately following coffee hour

A group from our church will be attending the Festival of Trees at the Illinois State Fairgrounds: All are invited! We will carpool from the parking lot no later than 12:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3-12 years old).

A Christmas Story
Hoogland Musical - A Christmas Story
– Meet in the church parking lot., and we will walk over together.

Garrison Taylor, one of our teen church members, is performing in the musical A Christmas Story at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. If you would like to attend with us, we will meet in the church parking lot at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12 to attend the 8:00 p.m. show. Tickets are $18 per person. RSVP to Jennifer (217.528.4311, ext. 209) by Thursday, December 4, to reserve a space in our section.

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