Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois Newsletter November 12, 2018
Danville church wins state-wide environmental award
First Presbyterian Church in Danville has won a state award for its efforts in protecting the environment, and helping sustain the future.

The church was one of organizations honored yesterday during a ceremony in Chicago.

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center presented Sustainability Awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. ISTC is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.

First Presbyterian was honored for its efforts to use more efficient lighting, installing programmable thermostat, modernizing the heating and air conditioning system updating steam traps, and water pumps. The old inefficient, and leaking windows in the gym also were replaced. 

First Presbyterian is the first church to ever win an Illinois Sustainability Award. Other local organizations among those winning an  Illinois Sustainability Award are: 
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Riggs Beer Company in Urbana, and Smart Energy Design Assistance Center in Champaign.
PC(USA) Stated Clerk to speak at FPC/Champaign
First Presbyterian Church in Champaign cordially invites you to attend a workshop about Transformative Change featuring J Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Friday, November 16, 9am-1pm. Rev. Nelson will also speak at the Presbytery Meeting on Thursday, November 15th.
The registration link for the Friday event is:
Thanks to FPC/Effingham PW, local child development center wins PW National grant!
Southeastern Illinois Presbytery congratulates Effingham Child Development Center on the receipt of a $100,000 grant from Presbyterian Women (National) Birthday Offering fund . The grant application was endorsed by the Effingham First Presbyterian Women group, as well as the Southeastern Illinois Presbytery Presbyterian Women Group, and SEI Presbytery. The grant will be used to help upgrade the ECDC’s playground so that it is suitable and usable for all their diverse clients. It will no longer be covered by water for a week after it rains, children in wheelchairs or braces will have appropriate play equipment, and adequate security will be provided.

Wonderful stories about this award were also posted HERE: