Worship Sunday at 9:30 am

An Open Communion Table
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A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Worship Styles

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First Presbyterian Pastor

Currently the pulpit is being filled with guest ministers and members of the congregation while First Presbyterian Church, Effingham, continues to acquire a full-time pastor.

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Music Director


Rachelle served as Music Director for Dieterich Unit 30 schools for over twenty years. Additionally, she has directed and participated in numerous musical and theatrical community events. Rachelle invites anyone, of any age and ability, to share their musical gifts in worship and for church events. Please contact her if interested.

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Youth Director


Dan is also the Director of Camp Carew, the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois' camp nine miles south of Carbondale, Illinois. Dan has extensive experience working with youth. Currently the youth groups are planning special fund-raising activities for mission, trips and events. Dan invites all area youth to come and join our Youth Groups. Please check the calendar for scheduled meetings and activities.

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Office Administrator


Debbie joined our staff in 2021 as the office administrator. She originally grew up and raised her family in Alton, Illinois. In 2017, after retiring from The Boeing company of 37 years as the HR Director, she and her husband decided to spread their wings and now call Effingham home. She is married to her husband Steve of 38 years and together, they have three wonderful daughters. They enjoy spending most of their free time with their six grandchildren. If you have any questions about the church or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to give Debbie a call at the church office at 217.342.6272.