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      Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has set up an account for those who would like to contribute to meet the needs of people affected by Hurricane Florence: DR000169. Gifts can be made online http://pda.pcusa.org/ or by phone at 800-872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Paris Presbyterian Church, or to Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh PA 15264-3700. Please include the account number on your check.


October 29th, 2018|

Blanket Drive


The Compassionate Clothing Closet is collecting new or gently used blankets during the month of October, for distribution in November, as winter approaches. Many households do not have enough blankets to keep everyone warm, and some of them may not be able to afford to have the heat turned on. Blankets may be brought to the church office, or taken directly to the CCC, 211 N. Central St. on Mondays from 11 to 2 or Tuesdays from 1 to 3.  

October 29th, 2018|


. . . that Rev. Laurie serves on the Personnel Committee of the Presbytery of Southeast Illinois? This involves some regular annual proceedings, like performance reviews and salary recommendations for the six (recently reduced to five) staff members of the Presbytery (all part-time); and also some special projects, like planning the retirement celebration of that sixth staff member earlier this year, and updating personnel policies and manuals (and this is in addition to her service on the Personnel Committee of the Synod of Lincoln Trails).

October 29th, 2018|

Pastor’s Ponderings

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December 2017 Profile

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Church News|

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10-15-17 Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 13: 24-30, 47-49 Rev. Rodger Allen

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Stewardship|Tags: , , , , , |

               We had a wedding here last weekend. And a lovely, happy wedding it was. But it was a little different from the wedding described by Jesus in this parable. If our wedding had been like Jesus’, this is what it would have looked like: At about 3:30, half an hour before the ceremony was to begin, picture the bride’s parents sending the ushers and bridesmaids out into the streets to start rounding up the people who had been invited. “OK, we’re ready—everyone’s here. Come on in for the wedding now.” But the guests, to their surprise, don’t want to come in. They ignore the ushers and bridesmaids, and turn away; or even hit them, saying “Leave me alone, you and your stupid wedding.” So the attendants, rather startled, return to the church, reporting that the guests . . . are refusing to come! […]

Puppet Ministry turns 15!

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |

Sunday, August 20 we celebrated our puppet ministry turning 15! We enjoyed several rousing songs from a team of  25 puppeteers, propateers, and helpers, honored our director Barbara Bergdolt, and even shared in a yummy [...]

A Peek at VBS 2017

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |

        In case you missed the fun of this year's five-church cooperative Vacation Bible School, here ae a few highlights in photos. Save Save

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

On May 28, 2017 we honored our high school graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp, shown here. Brittany attended Terre Haute South High School, and swam on the varsity team for four years. She will [...]

YOU can help keep our gorgeous gardens in bloom!

By |June 12th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

             Please SIGN-UP for watering our gorgeous gardens, planters (5), by our front church sign, and under our four large trees—the front two by the parking lot and two near the west side entrance walkway. [...]

Welcome, Newest Members Emma Scott and Mellie McCollough

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

Two new members were welcomed into the "fold" at Paris Presbyterian on Easter Sunday, April 16. We congratulate Emma Scott and Mellie McCollough, both 8th graders. Rev. Rodger, Emma Scott, Mellie McCollough, Rev. Laurie [...]