... Rev. Beth Wagner








Transitional Pastor, the Reverend M. Elizabeth (Beth) Wagner, brings us many gifts from her extensive experience serving churches in transition, and we are excited to have called her to help us explore our own possibilities for mission and ministry.
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Worship Times

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

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

Summer Chapel

will not begin in June this year. Future dates to be announced.

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


News and Events

Rally Day - for all ages
Sunday School Kick-off
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— in the Commons

Children's Sunday School

Informational Meeting for Parents

— in the Youth Classroom
(at the top of the west/parking lot staircase, to the right of the drinking fountain)

This fall, we invite the children of First Presbyterian Church to celebrate God's gracious delight in Creation and to visit the families of Abraham and Sarah. Together, we will see that God repeatedly makes unlikely choices in the midst of stories of human love, betrayal, trust, and reconciliation. Grace confounds expectations and dares us to trust in God's ancient promises. Through a variety of activities and projects, together we will learn about and grow in God's grace.

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Younger Adult Fellowship:
Theology on Tap
- 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.

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Notes for you

First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir

... begins Wednesday, September 9 | 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Practice will continue throughout the season on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Meet choir director Becky Kemp in the choir room, lower level of the sanctuary.

Benchmarks Adult Bible Study Class Ends
Thank you, Ann Kelson, for your dedicated leadership these past six years!

Ministry-Committee Budget Requests Due

Every ministry-committee must submit a budget request for the upcoming year – so that the Finance Ministry-Committee and the Session is able to plan the church budget for next year. Report forms are available from the church office.

Coffee Hour Volunteers
... are needed to provide light refreshments after church. Menus to serve 45-50 people for $25 - $30 are available, if you need suggestions. Coffee Hour Fellowship gives us all an opportunity to get to know new members and visitors. It is our time to make everyone feel welcome. Please sign up in the Commons.

Sunday Chapel, Wednesday Evening Worship
... and the Wednesday Children's Choir is on hiatus for this summer.

Parking Tokens
... for the Sixth & Capital Herndon Parking Garage are available from the deacon secretary and assistant deacon secretary.

First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, is an inclusive community of faith.

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