­
Sactuary 1 - Panorama

Click Image for Church Tour

Easter Week Celebrations

PLEASE DON’T SKIP straight from the joyous celebration of Palm Sunday to the joyful celebration of Easter, without coming to worship to hear and reflect on what Jesus did for us on the terrible and important days in between. Be part of Holy Week worship:       

  • Thursday, April 18, 7:00 – Our Maundy Thursday service including the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and a reading-and-music format (anthems, hymns and solos) in a gradually darkening sanctuary as we approach the darkness of Good Friday. The service will be preceded by a supper at 6:00 for all who can attend.
  • Friday, April 19, Noon – The Paris Ministerial Fellowship presents its annual Community Good Friday worship service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
  • Friday, April 19, 7:00 – We join the congregation of New Providence Presbyterian Church, at New Providence, for worship, reflecting on what Jesus did for us. The choir there will present a cantata.
  • Sunday, April 21, 6:30 A.M. – A Sunrise Easter celebration at New Providence Presbyterian Church, with breakfast following.
  • Sunday, April 21, 10:30 – Easter worship, including the resurrection story, special music, a puppet presentation, and a variety of colorful Easter flowers.
April 15th, 2019|

Fluorescent Easter Egg Hunt for Youth

The next event of the Paris Christian Youth Fellowship will be a “Fluorescent Easter Egg Hunt” (bring a flashlight!) Sunday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Methodist Church Park.

Youth grades 7 to 12 are invited to attend: bring that flashlight, and a bag for all the goodies you find. 

April 11th, 2019|

Puppet People Make Their Debut Sunday, April 14 at 11:30

Our children’s Sunday School class has been making “puppet people” who act out the various Bible stories the class reads together. The Puppet People will be on display at our April 14 Fellowship Time, at 11:30, and we invite you to come by “their table” and meet them.

April 8th, 2019|

Pastor’s Ponderings

Recent News

Rev. Laurie Williams’ Retirement Party

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

On Sunday, Feb. 24, we honored Rev. Laurie Williams for her almost-15-years of love and service to this congregation. With misty eyes and hearts full of gratitude, we said "THANK YOU!" to one of our [...]

“Job and His ‘Friends’”/Job 1:1-3, 6-22; 2:4-7, 9-11; 22: 1, 4-5, 10-11, 21-23; 11:1, 4-6; 8:1, 5-6; 27:1-6/ Rev. Rodger Allen/2-17-19

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: , |

            A parable is a story told to teach something, to make a point – sort of like “Aesop’s Fables,” which always come with a moral at the end, like “slow and steady wins the [...]

“Weddings (and More)/I Corinthians 13/Mark 10: 6-8; Song of Solomon 8:6-7/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-10-19

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: , |

“Weddings (and More)”             Yesterday a wedding took place here. Rev. Karol Farris officiated, for a friend of hers who is a member of New Providence Church, and her fiancé. And one of the lectionary [...]

Valentine’s Fellowship/Sunday, Feb. 17

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

Many people enjoyed the special “Valentine’s Day Fellowship Time” in the Koinonia Kafe last year, so the Membership and Evangelism Committee will provide that again this year, after worship, on February 17. Special treats and [...]

YOU ARE INVITED . . .

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

. . . A Celebration of Rev. Laurie Williams’ 15 Years (almost) of Ministry at Paris Presbyterian Church (She “retired” on December 31.) Please join us at Paris Presbyterian Church, 241 W. Court St., Paris, IL. [...]

Responding to the Law/Psalm 19:7-11; Luke 4: 14-21; Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-9/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-3-19

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: , |

            I remember reading this news story awhile back: In Tacoma, Washington, it is against the law to sell or distribute equipment used to take illegal drugs. Things like hypodermic needles cannot be given or [...]

Youth Movie Night/Sun. Feb. 10, 1:30-4

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

The next activity of the Paris Christian Youth Fellowship: a Movie Afternoon, complete with popcorn and drinks, at First United Methodist Church Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1:30 to 4. Youth grades 7 to 12 are [...]

Challenging Relationships/John 4:7-10, 13-15, 23-26; Luke 24:13-16, 28-35/Rev. Rodger Allen/1-27-19

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: |

The week of January 18th to 25th, ending this past Friday, was designated as a “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” This is an annual observance, and always falls on those dates, January 18th to [...]

Souper Bowl of Caring

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Church News|

NEXT SUNDAY:  We will participate in the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” This is a special offering taken on Super Bowl Sunday, which is February 3 this year. All the proceeds go to our local Compassionate [...]

Be Careful When You Pray/Luke 4:16-30; Isaiah 61:1-4, 8/Rev. Rodger Allen/1-20-19

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: |

            Once upon a time, according to Greek myth, a boy named Phaethon decided to go and visit his father, who was the sun god, Helios. Now Helios, being a god, and having a very [...]

Church Family of The Week

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Church News|Tags: |

Our “Church Family of the Week” program gives us a chance to lift up a different family (group or individual) of our congregation each week, include them in our daily prayer for our families and [...]

Easter Week Celebrations

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

PLEASE DON’T SKIP straight from the joyous celebration of Palm Sunday to the joyful celebration of Easter, without coming to worship to hear and reflect on what Jesus did for us on the terrible and [...]

Fluorescent Easter Egg Hunt for Youth

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

The next event of the Paris Christian Youth Fellowship will be a “Fluorescent Easter Egg Hunt” (bring a flashlight!) Sunday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Methodist Church Park. Youth grades 7 [...]

Puppet People Make Their Debut Sunday, April 14 at 11:30

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

Our children's Sunday School class has been making "puppet people" who act out the various Bible stories the class reads together. The Puppet People will be on display at our April 14 Fellowship Time, at [...]

Christian Concert and Dinner at New Providence Presbyterian/Saturday, April 13, 6:00 (dinner); 7:00 (concert)

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

The Angela Lily Trio, a Christian music group, will perform a concert at New Providence Church, on Saturday April 13 at 7:00 p.m. There is also the option of a carry-in dinner at 6:00.All are [...]

Final two Lent Worship Services

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

Lent Wednesday Worship and Lunches We are once again hosting a Wednesdays-in-Lent series of worship services and luncheons this year, for the entire Paris community. Worship runs from Noon to 12:30 and lunch ($5) is [...]

December 2018 Newsletter

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Newsletters|

Bible Study Fellowship for Women and Men

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |

Our Koinonia Kafe hosts a Women’s Bible Study Fellowship every Thursday morning at 11 a.m., and the women of this church are invited to attend. The same organization also holds a Men’s Bible Study Fellowship [...]