Sunday, July 18, 2021 Chaplain Tim Haworth preaching
9:00 Sundays – Onsite in the Sanctuary
We are excited to add this service to our worship opportunities!

10:30 Sundays - Online via Zoom
Please join us online!

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Or Call +1 312 626 6799 and use Meeting ID: 856 7771 8426

6:00 Wednesdays - Worship in the Garden
5:30 Social Time
6:00 Worship Service
It's delightful to worship in the garden!
We celebrate together in the garden, keep one another safe
and enjoy singing together with Emily Wheeler.
In case of rain we will move inside to the sanctuary.

Hi everyone! Pride has come and gone but the work remains. The end of June we had a wonderful brunch time together. It was good food and good conversation. So good, in fact, that we decided to do it again. Same place - El Dorado Taqueria on Toronto Rd. Same time - 10:00 AM. Different date: July 24.

We hope you can join us. We will need to make reservations so if you are coming please let me or Anne Mayberry ( know by Wednesday, July 21. 
Micropantry Invitation
Stocking our two micropantries are a way we love our neighbors. 
If you are someone who would like to shop, let us know!
If you would like to volunteer for a specific day, please sign up!
If you are inspired to buy a few extra items at the store, thanks for putting them in the micropantry!
If you would like information, please let us know!
Prayer Service for Cuba
The Cuban Partnerships of Baltimore Presbytery, Central Florida Presbytery, Mission Presbytery, and Southern Kansas Presbytery, are planning a virtual gathering of prayer, meditation, and fellowship for this Sunday, July 18th at 7pm Eastern time.

Time: Jul 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting 

Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 

Meeting ID: 891 8463 9259 
Passcode: 832672 
Let Us Work to End the Cuban Embargo
As people of faith, called into relationship with all God's people, we are called to seek justice in the world.
As covenant partners with La Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, we are working to end the US blockade of their country. READ MORE
Pop Up Prevention Hosted at FPC
This summer the Phoenix Center will be hosting a series of “pop up prevention” events. These events are to promote HIV/HCV/STD testing, provide harm reduction supplies and connect people to COVID-19 services (testing, vaccinations, and services) PLUS we will have give aways and, on Fridays, free food! Below is the schedule. Join us!

Friday, July 23 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Pop Up Prevention & Free Food Friday – First Presbyterian Church, Downtown

Saturday, July 24 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Pop Up Prevention – Springfield Farmer’s Market, Downtown

Saturdays, August 14, September 11, and October 9 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Pop Up Prevention – Springfield Farmer’s Market, Downtown
Compassion, Peace and Justice
The first half of 2021, the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been busy. Busy advocating for racial and gender justice. Busy fighting hunger, poverty, and climate change. Busy helping people impacted by disaster. Busy calling for peace.
It seems only appropriate CPJ is also busy with PC(USA) ministry colleagues preparing a 2nd annual Week of Action. Read on for more about the work of these ministries, and how you can get involved.
Presbyterian Week of Action slated for Aug.23-29
Excitement is building for this year’s Presbyterian Week of Action, which takes place Aug. 23-29. It will lift up not only Black Lives Matter but other marginalized groups, such as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who have been the target of hatred and discrimination.
Habitat For Humanity Unity build
A donation check of $8,176.89 was recently sent to Sangamon County Habitat for Humanity in support of our Unity Build. Thanks to the generous contributions of church members, totaling $3,176.89, this amount was added to the yearly Mission Committee $5,000 donation. The build is going smoothly even though scarce building materials have resulted in some delays. HVAC, electrical, and plumbing are now being installed by professionals; with plans to hang drywall ceilings July 16 and 17 and walls July 23 and 24. If you are interested in helping out, please visit the Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County website to sign up. Many thanks to Caroline Cunningham and Claire Eberle who assisted Don Ecklund with preparing and serving a delicious lunch for volunteers who were installing the decking and for the continuing skilled leadership of Greg Krutsinger, who regularly leads the construction.

Share your work with us! We would love to see and display your creativity and talent. Send us your colored pictures (scan, email, regular mail) and we will share them on Sunday mornings and maybe also on our Facebook page.
Tuesday Night Bible Study
We are currently enjoying our summer break. We will return in August. Watch this space for future announcements. Have a wonderful July!
Just a reminder that another way to be kept up to date on the happenings of the church is to check out our Facebook page.
Keep Posting Your Renovation Ideas!
Vaccination Helpers Available

Are you having difficulty navigating the registration system for the vaccine? Do you have an appointment but need a ride to the vaccination site? Would you like to have more information about the vaccine or talk with someone who has received it? The Deacons and the COVID Response Team are available to help. If you need assistance contact Chaplain Tim at or call the church office at 217.528.4311 and leave a message. Someone will be in touch.

Ashley Ackerman
Kristianna Eastvold
Michael Schwermin
Josh Collins
Jeff Maras
Paul Stromdahl

All events are via Zoom unless otherwise specified.


Wednesday Worship in the Garden Gather in the Garden 5:30. Service at 6:00.

Rev. Susan Phillips to lead worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and via zoom at 10:30

NOTE: Links to all events are attached to items on the church calendar found at If you click on any item in the calendar, the Zoom invitation will open.
You can also find weekly church events on the homepage where a single click on the image of a computer or smart phone will take you to that Zoom meeting.
If you would like some personal assistance learning Zoom, please consider joining us before worship at 10:00 on Sundays, 5:00 on Wednesdays or email for other times.
How to Join a Zoom Meeting
From your computer, cell phone or tablet:
Click the link provided.

To join a Zoom meeting via telephone:
Dial number given for the meeting.You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID provided followed by #.
Church Contact Information
Pastor Susan Phillips

Chaplain Tim Haworth

Tara Kaeding

Michelle Hastings
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