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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!

'Tis the Advent Season!

Youth Group on Sundays at 6 pm - Call for Details

Progressive Dinner

Friday/December 1
6:30 pm Appetizers at 819 E Grove/Effingham
7:15 pm Main Course/Salad/Bread at 906 Oakwood/Effingham
8:30 pm at 1029 E Gordon Street/Effingham

2023 December 24 Christmas Eve Communion Worship Services

10:15 am - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Cross Chapel

Advent 4: Transformative Love - The Light of Jesus Christ
Whether you are a member or guest, you are welcome at worship!

Kids' Christmas Program

December 17
8:50 am Sunday Practices in the Cross Chapel Before Worship/During Sunday School

Youth-Adult Christmas Cantata

Presented at 10:15 am Worship on December 10
Practices in the Cross Chapel:
11:30 am - 1 pm Sun/Dec 3; and 6-7:30 pm Tue/Dec 5

Polar Express Interactive Movie Experience

Effingham Performance Center Sat/Dec 9 at 3:00 pm - Tickets $12 each

2023 Advent Services

10:15 am Sunday Worship/Dec 3, 10, 17 in the Cross Chapel

Dec 3: Advent 1 Forever Hope
Dec 10: Advent 2 Just Peace - The King is Here Christmas Cantata
Dec 17: Advent 3 Fierce Joy - Kids' Christmas Program
Pulpit Supply will share the Message
8 am Praise/Team/Coir Practice (Everyone Welcome to participate)
8:50 am Sunday School for All Ages (Please check side button for info)
11:30 am - 1 pm Youth-Adult Cantata Practice on Dec 3

Captain Underpants Tree

Collecting these items for Unit 40 schools:
Sweatpants (sizes 4-18)
Underwear, socks, mittens, gloves, and hats

Manna Closet Monthly Item

December: Shampoo
Each month items are collected for our Manna Closet,
providing emergency food and toiletry items as needed.

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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