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Farm Fresh Faith VBS

Come on down to the farm for ‘Farm Fresh Faith’ VBS!
Who: ALL Pre-K – 6th Graders within traveling distance
What: VBS
When: July 14-19
Where: Firs United Methodist Campus, 324 W. Court St. Paris, IL 61944
Why: Grow your relationship with God
Online registration is available now:
https://vbspro.events/p/farm19

 

June 25th, 2019|

Bridal Shower for Karol Farris/Sunday June 30/ 2 p.m.

ATTENTION, LADIES!   A bridal shower in honor of Karol Farris will be held in The Assembly Room of our church on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m.

All ladies from both this church and the New Providence Presbyterian Church are invited to attend. Please joint us as we celebrate with Karol.

For information about where Karol is registered, check her website at

www.theknot.com/us/karolandchris or talk to Susan.

June 24th, 2019|

Unique Assembly Line June 23, 11:45 a.m.

“ASSEMBLY”    On Sunday, June 23, you are invited to be part of an ASSEMBLY line, during Fellowship Time, in the ASSEMBLY Room, to aid the Mission Task Force in the ASSEMBLY of hygiene kits (soap, toothpaste, shampoo…) to go in the Blessing Box outside the Paris Police Department building, to help Paris residents in need.

June 17th, 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 [...]

Farm Fresh Faith VBS

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

Come on down to the farm for 'Farm Fresh Faith' VBS! Who: ALL Pre-K - 6th Graders within traveling distance What: VBS When: July 14-19 Where: Firs United Methodist Campus, 324 W. Court St. Paris, [...]

Bridal Shower for Karol Farris/Sunday June 30/ 2 p.m.

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

ATTENTION, LADIES!   A bridal shower in honor of Karol Farris will be held in The Assembly Room of our church on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. All ladies from both this church and the [...]

Unique Assembly Line June 23, 11:45 a.m.

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

“ASSEMBLY”    On Sunday, June 23, you are invited to be part of an ASSEMBLY line, during Fellowship Time, in the ASSEMBLY Room, to aid the Mission Task Force in the ASSEMBLY of hygiene kits (soap, [...]

Father’s Day/Men of the Church Celebration/Sunday, June 16

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! The Presbyterian Church has suggested that we  expand the “Father’s Day” holiday a little and also call it “Men of the Church Day,” expressing our appreciation for all the gifts that men [...]

Sanctuary choir news

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

   Our men-only choir on May 12 (Mother’s Day) featured five singers who provided our special music for the day. The women of the choir will have their chance to outnumber and out-sing (?) them [...]

Pentecost Celebration Sunday, June 9

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

NEXT SUNDAY: Pentecost Worship – the story of the Holy Spirit coming to the first disciples; “the birthday of the Christian Church.” Many worshippers, as part of their celebration, will wear red to church, symbolizing [...]

You Can Help!

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

           Supporters of Kemmerer Village have been sending them Box Tops for Education for years, and they really add up! Their purchased items include: library books, school decorations, blankets, basketballs, and P.E. equipment.             If [...]