June 9, 2024

Chaplain Tim Haworth, Leading

9:00 Sunday - Online in Zoom


One tap mobile +13126266799,,85677718426#

Or Call +1 312 626 6799 and use

Meeting ID: 856 7771 8426

10:45 Sunday - Sanctuary

Please join us for coffee fellowship following the service

5:30 Wednesday - in the Sanctuary

If for some reason the onsite services would need to be canceled,

we will post a notice on our website and Facebook.


We encourage those who might be vulnerable to wear masks

and anyone with symptoms to join worship via Zoom.

We need your input!

Horizons Stewardship is helping us with a feasibility study for our second capital campaign. This is the last week to share your thoughts. Please use this link for the online survey or complete a paper copy available in the Narthex (sanctuary entry). The paper copies must be returned to church by Friday noon. The online survey will be available until Sunday, the 16th.

Hospitality and Welcome

Last Sunday, we had 17 visitors and ran short on bulletins. How exciting! Thank you, all, for sharing the welcoming grace of God! We seek to reflect the love of Jesus and inspiration of the Spirit’s wisdom.

This is God’s house. Everyone is welcome!

Wonderful Concert

Thank you to Nichol DelGiorno for a wonderful concert last Sunday. If you were unable to make it to the concert here is a link so you may listen to it.



Juneteenth celebrations begin this week. It is exciting that we have been asked to host a kickoff event with barbers and hairdressers providing braids and cuts so everyone is looking their best. 

We will set up the Commons for this project on Wednesday. Our Wednesday worship will be in the Sanctuary.

Click here for a list of Juneteenth events

2024 Church Directory

If you would like a 2024 church directory they will be on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Connect with members, committees and other important church information.

Renovation Update

Last week was a VERY exciting week, piers were poured!

This is a tremendous milestone in our Rooted and Reaching Renovation. Thanks be!

Items needed for Food Pantry

In addition to the family bags distributed to local families in need, mini-bags are distributed to individuals experiencing homelessness. The content of the mini-bags is quite different from those that are distributed to family households. The items we need for these bags are often not available at discounted prices from the central illinois food bank, and the pantry is trying to minimize purchasing the items from grocery stores.

Some of the specific barriers that increase costs include:-the items must be portable, single servings, as nutritious as possible, require little preparation, easily opened (ie: ring top lids)

We are reaching out to ask supporters of the food pantry to consider donating food items that would meet the needs of this fragile population.

If you are interested in assisting with the mini-bags, click here for further information.

226th General Assembly (2024)

Observer Registration is Now Open

Registration is open for those planning to participate in the 226th General Assembly as an in-person or online observer.

Learn More

GA Welcome

Visitor Registration

We encourage visitors to scan the QR code in the bulletin and fill out the visitor form so that we may get to know you better.

Hospital Notices

Please note that the hospitals no longer contact local churches to let them know when a member is admitted. We encourage members and friends of First Presbyterian to call the church office to let us know when you go to the hospital so Pastor Susan and Chaplain Tim can provide pastoral support if it blesses you. We do not share any information without permission.

Shelter Meal Volunteers

Jesus says: "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited me in."

~Matthew 25:35

If it blesses you to help feed our neighbors, please join us on May 28th. You can assist with the preparation of the meals, serving, visiting or all of the above. If you are interested or have questions, please see Keith Dhom, or Frank Schultz,.

Vision to Commemorate the Springfield Race Riot of 1908

The U.S. Department of the Interior invites you to participate in a community meeting on Monday, June 10 from 6-7:30 pm at Union Baptist Church, 1405 E Monroe St., Springfield, IL. The meeting will be an opportunity for the Biden-Harris administration to hear directly about the community's vision to commemorate the Springfield Race Riot of 1908 and the role it played in the nation’s history, including the formation of the NAACP. The National Park Service recently completed a special resource study regarding the site’s eligibility for inclusion in the National Park System. There is also bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress to designate the site as a national monument. 


Please let us know if you can attend and direct any questions about the community meeting to the Interior Department Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (OIEA) at oiea@ios.doi.gov.  


2024 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women’s 2024 Churchwide Gathering will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, August 8–11, 2024. Save these dates, share these dates and plan to join Presbyterian Women from around the country on these dates!

The 2024 PW Gathering will be an exciting, faith-filled time to renew our connections within and across PW groups from across the country. Join us to be invigorated, equipped for your PW life, welcomed into community by hundreds of other PWs, and empowered to “Do everything in love.”



Walk with Pride: A Tour of Springfield's LGBTQ+ History

This Pride Month, join Lincoln Library’s Sangamon Valley Collection for a free walking tour of historic LGBT+ sites in Downtown Springfield. From Ethel Mars to Smokey’s Den to The Prairie Flame to PrideFest, we have a lot to be proud of. Come see Springfield through rainbow-colored glasses!


Contacting Staff During Renovation

Even though some of us may not always be in the building you can reach us by phone at home.

Just dial 217-528-4311

and put in the extension of the person you are trying to reach.

Pastor Susan x1020

Chaplain Tim x1030

Bookkeeper (Tara) x1050

Church Office (Michelle) x4

Facilities Manager (Tom) x1040

Ellen B.

Chris P.

Judy B.

Melissa P.

Jan H.

Ian M.

Greyson S.

Victor L.

All events are via Zoom unless otherwise specified.




Building & Grounds Committee Meeting 4:00

Earth Care Team Meeting 6:00 Commons


Mission Committee Meeting 4:00 Sally R. House

Wednesday Worship 5:30 Sanctuary


Sanctuary Tours 1:00 -3:00

Finance Committee Meeting 6:00


Temple Israel Shabbat Service 5:30 Garden


Reverand Susan Phillips to lead Zoom Service 9:00 Zoom

Reverand Susan Phillips to lead Service 10:45 Sanctuary

NOTE: Links to all events are attached to items on the church calendar .

If you click on the Zoom link in the calendar the invitation will open.

Worship Attendance

May 2024

Zoom= 85

Sanct.= 254

Wed.= 56


May 2023

Zoom= 106

Sanct.= 205

Wed.= 54

Total= 365

Last Week

Zoom = 17

Sanct. = 78

Wed. = 13

Total = 108

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 #.

Different Ways to Give

Thank you to everyone that shares in the Joy of Generosity at First Presbyterian! There are several ways to support our ministries and many ministries to support. In order to ensure your gift is credited to the correct fund, please take a moment to include the following information when making a donation:

  1. Writing a check – Add the fund name in the memo section (Capital Campaign, Peacemaking, Samaritan Ministry, etc.)
  2. Online portal – Select “Other Donations” when entering the amount then enter the name of the fund in the Notes section
  3. Text giving – Text “$10 CC” to 217-284-2546, this example is a $10 donation for the Capitol Campaign fund. Other commonly used text codes are: Pledge, SM (Samaritan Ministries), Donate (Non-pledge), Peace, Joy, OGHS, Pentecost and BB (Brown Bag)

Church Contact Information

Our church numbers reach us even while we are working remotely.

Pastor Susan Phillips


217.528.4311 X 1020

Chaplain Tim Haworth


217.528.4311 X 1030

Bookkeeper, Tara Kaeding


217.528.4311 X 1050

Administrative Assistant, Michelle Hastings


217.528.4311 X 4

321 South Seventh Street • Springfield, IL •  217.528.4311


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