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Bible Study Fellowship for Women and Men

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 group to which we are invited: at New Beginnings Church, 526 Clay St. (across from the cemetery), Thursday evenings at 6:30.

March 18th, 2019|

Five Wednesday Lent Worship Services and Lunch

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 is served promptly and quickly, in case you need to return to work or other projects. The first service is this Wednesday, March 13. John Youngblood, New Beginnings Church, will bring the message and Susan Hiddle, flutist, will provide music.

March 11th, 2019|

EXPLORING OUR FAITH

Our lively Monday evening discussion group will meet every Monday in March, from 5:15 to 6:30 in the Koinonia Kafe. On most Mondays, there is the option of going out to dinner with the group following the study. Monday, March 11 we begin as our Lent study Max Lucado’s video/print study “He Chose the nails: What God Did to Win Your Heart.” “Max Lucado invites you to examine the cross, contemplate its purpose, and celebrate its significance. Go ahead and linger on the hill of Calvary and see just how much God did to win your heart.”

March 7th, 2019|

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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 [...]

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. [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Wednesday Lent Worship Services and Lunch

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

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 is served promptly and quickly, in case [...]

EXPLORING OUR FAITH

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Bible Study|Tags: , |

Our lively Monday evening discussion group will meet every Monday in March, from 5:15 to 6:30 in the Koinonia Kafe. On most Mondays, there is the option of going out to dinner with the group [...]