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 -
- in the Chapel -
begins again June 8, 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
Spring Forward on Saturday night!
It is the season to change your clocks (one hour ahead) before you go to bed on Saturday night. We lose an hour, but thankfully spring is ahead. Read more here about Daylight Saving Time.
—An Evening Worship Gathering —
Vespers and Potluck
Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. | potluck after
—in the Chapel
Take time at the end of your day for music, prayer, and reading of the Word. In the Wednesday Vespers Service, we give thanksgiving and praise to God, and we share our sorrows. We listen to one another, and together we listen for God's leading through the Spirit.
Worship leaders for Vespers during Lent are: March 12 - Rev. David Anderson; March 19 - Susan Harris; March 26 - Jennifer Erbes; April 2 - Rev. David MacDonna; April 9 - Pastor Cliff Hayes; April 16 - Roy Wehrle.
Lenten Brown Bag Concert Series Wednesdays at Lunchtime
March 12 through April 16 | 12:15-12:45 p.m.
— in the Sanctuary
Lenten Brown Bag Concert #1
Bach Ensemble Urbana
~ on period instruments ~
Christopher Holman, countertenor
Mina Choi, organ
Amanda Pond, transverse flute
Sun-Young Gemma Shin, violin
Amanda Ramey, violin
Jieyeon Schleicher, viola
Benjamin Hayek, cello
Lenten Brown Bag Concert #2
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
Annual Bach Birthday Concert
Rudolf Zuiderveld - organ
Lenten Brown Bag Concert #3
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
Lenten Brown Bag Concert #4
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
Junghwa Lee - piano
Lenten Brown Bag Concert #5
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
Heritage String Quartet
Lenten Brown Bag Concert #6
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
The Capital Chamber Singers
Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser
Sunday, March 16 | during Coffee Hour
—in the Commons
Let's send our children and youth to Camp Wyoming again this summer! We hope you will come enjoy a fresh baked potato with all the fix in’s, corned beef and cabbage, salad, and dessert as we work together to raise money to send kids to church camp.
2014 Springfield Electric
Habitat Youth Build Kickoff
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.
— at Springfield Electric, 700 N. 9th Street
(only two blocks from the home).
Habitat Youth Build Blitz Weekend
Friday, April 11, through Saturday, April 19
... then Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to completion
First Presbyterian Church will once again participate in the annual Habitat for Humanity Youth Build. This will be the 17th Habitat home our church has helped build since 1994. We will be building a single story three-bedroom home at 727 N. 7th Street with homeowner Barbara Bell, who is a foster mom to three teenagers. The Enos Park Neighborhood Association is once again supporting this build by donating the lot.
We have recently finished building a cool playhouse out of recycled lumber, which will be auctioned at the Annual Habitat Gala, May 2. Look for the playhouse in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 15 and at the Kickoff. We are looking for youth to walk with us in the parade starting at 11:45 a.m.
We are also looking for volunteers, including food providers, construction volunteers, Steering Committee participants, construction site hosts, and youth volunteers (ages 5-25). Please contact Paul Stromdahl (217.558.3845) or Don Ecklund (217.787.7810) to volunteer and/or for more information.