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, we believe in the big umbrella of grace and we welcome all who wish to join us.
— Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes
- in the Sanctuary -
September through May
- in the Chapel -
begins again June 1, 2014
- in the Chapel -
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(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
Gloriana Chamber Choir
Sunday, August 3 | 4:00 p.m.
- in the Sanctuary
Escape the heat of the Illinois summer with a choral journey to England: The Gloriana Chamber Choir will present a concert of English music from the reigns of both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II.
Program will include. . .
O Taste and See
-Ralph Vaughan Williams
Rejoice in the Lord Always
I will Not Leave You Comfortless
Beati quorum via
-Charles Villiers Stanford
Hymn to the Mother of God
Rise Up, My Love, and Come Away
O Clap Your Hands Together
- Orlando Gibbons
Choral Dances from Gloriana
Madrigals and Partsongs
Tickets are $12 ($10 with student ID) and are available at the door or ahead of time from any singer, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's play ball !
Church Co-Ed Softball Game
Thursday, July 31 | 6:15 p.m.
- at Calvary Temple, 1730 W Jefferson Street
Contact Angela to let her know you will be there to play. Or, just hang out and cheer for our team. All are welcome!
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds
Group Outing to Busch Stadium:
Friday, September 19 | 7:15 p.m.
— Meet in the church parking lot: Caravan leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Church-wide - A bunch of (mostly) Cards fans are traveling to this September game. (It's OK if you are a Cubs fan -or other team fan :-) We are purchasing tickets so we can be together for the game! Tickets are $15 each. Contact Jennifer at 217.528.4311, ext. 209, to reserve your ticket.
News from the PCUSA
221st General Assembly 2014
The top leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) share their thoughts on the business of the 221st General Assembly (2014) in a letter to members, and they issue a charge to the full body as it moves forward. Download the letter in PDF here...
For more news coverage, visit the Presbyterian Outlook here...
By virtue of our baptisms, our actions and words are not our own
— for we belong to each other —
Our polity professes that as we are bound by the Holy Spirit to Christ
through our baptisms and that baptism also
— “unites the people of God with each other.” —
We live to make witness to that unity in the body of Christ Jesus
and to work to the end that the whole church become a community of faith,
hope, love and witness.
-quoted from (Book of Order G-3.05) and
Former Moderator Bruce Reyes-Chow