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, Illinois, we believe in the big umbrella of grace, and we welcome all who wish to join us in an inclusive community of faith.
— Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes
- in the Sanctuary -
begins for the season on September 10, 2014
- in the Chapel -
begins the next season on June 7, 2015
- 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
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
- A free concert benefit -
All donations will go to Springfield's Salvation Army.
Splendidly evocative (and even a little spooky!) classics, filled with staccato chords and deep swelling tones, will emerge from the Brombaugh Pipe Organ through the skilled touch of organist Christopher Holman. A string ensemble and oboist from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra will add their extraordinary talent to this musical presentation.
The musical selections will include: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, J.S. Bach; Phantom of the Opera (Overture), Andrew Lloyd Webber; and pieces by composer César Franck, among others.
Lighting artist Stephen Tankersley will add his special effects to accentuate and bring to visual life the rich music, and choreographer Elizabeth Cheney of Springfield Dance has created interpretive movement with ethereal costuming to round out a magical experience of light, sound, and expressive dance to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Annie Gregurich, pianist, will perform Edward MacDowell's jaunty "Witch's Dance" preceding the good and evil recitation.
We invite you to dress for the concert — all in black, all in white, in costume — in order to participate more fully in the sensations of this unique experience. The concert itself is free: we will gladly accept donations to benefit the Springfield Salvation Army. Read more. . .
All Saints' Day Remembrance
and Member Recognition: for Fifty Years (Plus)
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.
- in the Sanctuary - lunch in the Commons -
The message for today will be Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), recited by Troy Kemp. Bagpipes, played by Ray Kutz, will add to this celebrative service. Everyone - all church family members and friends - are invited after worship to a homemade dinner provided by the Celebrations Ministry, during which we will honor our Fifty-Year (Plus) members