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Rev. Laurie Williams’ Retirement Party

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 favorite redheads.

A special gluten-free cake just for Laurie!
Flowers and food: what could say “We love you” better?
The Assembly Room was filled with well-wishers to honor Rev. Laurie

February 25th, 2019|

Valentine’s Fellowship/Sunday, Feb. 17


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 prizes will be part of the fun.
Please join us!


February 11th, 2019|

YOU ARE INVITED . . .

. . . 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.

February 24, 2019, 1:30-2:30 Open House for the Church and Community

If you cannot attend, cards can be sent to her at

Paris Presbyterian Church, 241 W. Court St., Paris, IL 61944

February 7th, 2019|

Pastor’s Ponderings

Recent News

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 [...]

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 [...]

Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 3

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

On February 3rd, before/during/after worship, the youth of our church invite you to help out the Edgar County Food Pantry by giving to our special offering “Souper Bowl of Caring.” All donations will go to [...]

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 [...]

Blessings Box

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Church News|Tags: , |

The Blessing Box in front of the Police station on Washington St.     In December, Rev. Laurie, by a Mission Task Force decision, put together 12 hygiene kits for people in Paris in need of [...]

Photos of Fall Youth Outing

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Youth|

Nine youth and four adults spent a fun day at the Southfork Homestead south of Paris on Sunday, October 14. Here are some photos to enjoy.

Youth Skating Party/Sunday, Jan. 20/1-3 p.m./Paris Roller Rink

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

The next Paris Christian Youth Fellowship event is roller skating at the Paris Roller Rink, from 1:00 to 3:00 Sunday, Jan. 20. Youth grades 8 to 12 are invited to attend. Please bring $5 for [...]