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
- Service of Worship to the Glory of God -
in Celebration of the Life of
Nancy Brosius Weisiger Haaker
Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
Nancy Haaker of Springfield died Saturday, April 5, at Memorial Medical Center. The funeral service will be held on May 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Illinois Presbyterian Home, 2005 W. Lawrence, with Rev. Dr. Clifford Hayes officiating. Interment precedes the funeral at 2:00 p.m. at Camp Butler, 5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL 62707. Read more here...
Holy Clippers Mulching Party
Saturday, April 26 | 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The Garden Ministry – with anyone that would like to to lend a helping hand – will be mulching the Peace Garden and the Capitol Avenue garden. We will spread 80 bags of mulch. Bring gloves, rakes, kneeling pads, hand gardening tools, brooms and lots of energ!. Water and donuts will be available for break time.
Young Musicians' Annual Concert
Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
Join us for the annual free concert of solo presentations celebrating local young musicians in their award-winning performances. A reception in honor of the students follows. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Honoring All Women Everywhere
Mother's Day Sunday
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.
— in the Sanctuary
Celebrate the gifts of all women — and honor each woman's contributions to the church and to the world. The children will present a flower to each woman in worship on this morning. Guest organist, Carrie Groenewold, will present special music. Ms. Groenewold was a featured organist in PipeDreams Live!
Music and the Arts
Carrie Groenewold Organ Concert
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
—in the Sanctuary
Recent performances include recitals at Goshen College (Goshen, IN) and Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA); an organist in the Liszt Festival at KU; and a featured organist in PipeDreams Live! along with other organists at the University of Kansas. Read more...
Springfield PrideFest 2014
Saturday, May 17 | noon - 10:00 p.m.
— Capitol Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets
First Presbyterian Church will have a booth set up at Springfield's Annual PrideFest this year. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Jennifer in the church office at 217.528.4311, ext. 209.
Church Fellowship Fundraiser for Youth Camp
Sunday, May 18 | immediately following worship
—in the Commons
The Christian Nurture Ministry is hosting another fundraiser to send children and youth to camp this summer. Join us for a delicious meal of spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs. Lunch will also include garlic bread, salad, and dessert.
Church Co-Ed Softball Team Practice
Thursday, April 24 | 6:00 p.m.
- at Lincoln Park, 1601 North 5th Street
Games on Thursdays
Tentatively begin May 1 | time TBA
- at Calvary Temple, 1730 W Jefferson Street
Join the co-ed church softball team this year. Contact Angela to add your name(s) to the team list. All are welcome!
Habitat Youth Build Blitz
Saturdays | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- 727 N. 7th Street
First Presbyterian Church is 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.
Celebrating our 20th Year
2014 Liturgical Arts Festival /Springfield
Saturday, May 3 — Wednesday, May 7
— All of the events are free. —
Hands-on Creative Workshop For All Ages
— with Elizabeth Marcya —
Saturday, May 3 | 10:00 a.m.
- Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut Street (Music Room)
Liturgical Arts Festival Opening Reception
Saturday, May 3 | 4:30 p.m.
- Edwards Place,
African-American Spirituals & Songs
— The Heritage Ensemble of Peoria —
Tuesday, May 6 | 7:00 p.m.
- First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th Street
... and many more events: download PDF here...
The festival continues with many events through Wednesday, May 7, culminating with a Multi-Faith Celebration at 7:00 p.m. and a closing reception after. Read more...