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Our 2019 Summer mission team helped repair tornado damage in Taylorville, Illinois.
Our 2019 Summer mission team helped repair tornado damage in Taylorville, Illinois.
Nativity scene 2021

Welcome to
First Presbyterian Church Effingham

Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey,
you are welcome at the First Presbyterian Church Effingham,
a community of believers that recognizes, accepts and values
the leadership and spiritual contributions of men, women and children.
The Lord's communion feast welcomes all believers to participate!

Come, walk with us!

Join our Lenten Study; Click on the Button
Ash Wed, Feb 22; Lent, Feb 22-Apr 8
Kids' Choir Sings at 10:15 am Sunday Worship, March 12 (Communion)
Palm Sunday, Apr 2: Youth/Adult Cantata Worship (Kids Choir Featured)

Cantata Rehearsal Schedule (Cross Chapel)
Youth/Adult Choir (All Youth-Adult, 5th Grade & Older, are welcome to sing!)
11:30 am - 1 pm on Sunday (Feb 26; Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26)
6 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Mar 28
9 - 10 am Sunday, Apr 2 (Sunday School will NOT meet.)

Kids Choir (Cross Chapel) (All 4th Grade & Younger are welcomed!)
In Addition to Practice during Sunday School, Practice for Palm Sunday Cantata:
11:30 - 11:45 am on Sunday (Mar 19 & 26)
6 - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Mar 28
9:45 - 10 am on Sunday, Apr 2 (Sunday School will NOT meet.)

April 2, Palm Sunday Cantata Worship (Performance) (Cross Chapel)
9 - 10 am Youth/Adult Rehearsal (Sunday School will NOT meet.)
9:45 - 10 am Kids Choir Rehearsal with Cantata Choir
10:15 am Cantata Worship Service

Maundy Thursday, Apr 6 ; Holy Friday, Apr 7
Easter Sunday, Apr 9

9 - 10 am Music Rehearsal
10:15 am Communion Worship Service (Sunday School will NOT meet.)


In the Cross Chapel located at 1900 Pike Ave/Effingham

Worship Every Sunday at 10:15 am (You are always invited!)
8 am Sunday Praise Team Practice (You are Invited) (5-6 pm Tuesday Practice)
9 am Sunday School; Please contact Church for locations
Worship also available at FB Live or Worship Livestream

Office Hours: Heartland Human Services Building; Tue-Thu / 9 am - 4 pm
Want more information? Email Pastor Katie (

Events & Missions

Manna Closet Item of the Month:

Rev Request:
Easy open, no refrigeration required fully cooked meals like Dinty Moore stew.
The Manna Closet is an emergency resource for people who are food and housing insecure until other food banks/resources are available.

Presbyterian Women: All Women are Welcome!

PW promotes fairness and justice locally and globally through mission work.
PW Hope Circle sending Valentine Greetings, for more info, please contact a member.

Our Mission Statement

The Effingham First Presbyterian Church is a church where all are sincerely welcome. We embrace people, at any point in their faith journey, and ask them to come walk with us in our love of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Our fellowship comes to life using our shared gifts in worship, youth, education, mission, and music.

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