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.
More about worship ...
(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
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.
First Presbyterian Church Docents
Annual Summer Sanctuary Tours
Monday through Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
— in the sanctuary
Docents conduct tours of our church sanctuary, sharing about the history of our church, the connection First Presbyterian Church has to Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, the Tiffany and Willet Studios windows, the Brombaugh Opus 35 Pipe Organ, and the programs of our church. Most importantly, visitors learn that First Presbyterian Church is a real, active, working church in an urban environment – not only a historic site.
Are you interested in becoming a docent? If you have a few free hours during the week, enjoy meeting new people and would like to share information about our church with people you've never met, we have a place for you! All you need is a friendly smile. Contact Randy Wiseman to join.
– In Concert on Thursdays –
The Lincoln Troubadours
Thursdays | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
— in the sanctuary
Stop by to listen to The Lincoln Troubadors, a vocally talented group of young people who sing a cappella 19th Century music.
Summer Chapel Worship Services
will not begin in June this year. Beginning date will be announced after First Presbyterian Church hires an interim pastor.
Wednesday Evening Worship
and the Wednesday Children's Choir is on hiatus for the summer and will resume in September.
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir
is on summer break! There will be special music guests for each worship service throughout the summer.
for the Sixth & Capital Herndon Parking Garage are available from the deacon secretary and assistant deacon secretary.
Gardeners Are Needed
Our gardens are beginning to bloom, and we need more volunteers. Please contact Kay McKee. Help us keep our gardens free from weeds.
Theology on Tap
Next Meeting: July 6
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.
Illinois Presbyterian Home
The Illinois Presbyterian Home is pleased to report the acquisition of a new, specially equipped van to meet the need of our residents. We want to thank all those who support and contribute to the operation of the Illinois Presbyterian Home (IPH). If you would like to support this new service, or the other important mission work of the IPH, your generous contribution can be directed to: Illinois Presbyterian Home, 2005 West Lawrence, Springfield, IL, 62704. Thanks for your support.
Caregiver Interfaith Volunteer Services
Managed by St. John’s Third Age Living, its purpose is to help the elderly who can no longer drive. Many area churches, including ours, have a chapter with a coordinator and volunteers. Services provided by CIVS include transportation for doctor's visits, grocery shopping, beauty parlor appointments, and funerals. Minor home repair and caregiver relief are also available. Volunteers are screened by St. John's Third Age Living, and there is always a need. Contact the church office (217.528.4311, ext #204) to become a caregiver — or to request assistance.