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Posts by Wade Halva

Advent in 2020

Advent means ‘”coming.” Well, it has come, and it is upon us. We are waiting and preparing for the coming of the Christ. Each new liturgical year starts with Advent, and then enters into the life of Christ at Christmas. You can find more about Advent here. Together we will journey towards Bethlehem, towards the…

Worship Updates

Friends, The Session wanted to relay to you some of our discussions about worship as we head into the fall and Advent and Christmas. We have been worshiping via Zoom for 7 months now, and we have begun to have a small group of people back in the worship space.  In the short term, we will continue holding a hybrid worship service.…

The Season of Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. -Matthew 5:9 The season of peace is 4 weeks prior to World Communion Sunday (the 1st Sunday of October) and the giving and receiving of the Peace and Global Witness Offering. It is a time for individuals, families, congregations, and communities to grow…

Presbyterian Week of Action

As our world has turned and churned and changed over the past months, one of the things that has been brought to the light is that we, as humans, are very good at being bad to one another. Calvin’s total depravity has been on witness throughout these months, over masks, and restaurants, over toilet paper,…

Online Worship Updates

For the foreseeable future, our worship will be based online. We are using Zoom as our worship platform. You can download Zoom from https://zoom.us/download or from your mobile platform app store. For the connection information please contact the church office. If you’d like to follow along in worship later, then we have two options: You can find our online worship recordings on…

LEAF comes to First Presbyterian May 7th, 2020!

LEAF was founded in 2016 by seven Southern Illinois farmers, to support small sustainable farms. Our goals are two fold: to make ordering local food easier for busy customers; and to support small farmers by providing an online marketplace to sell their goods. Our group adheres to naturally grown and organic standards as a peer-to-peer regulated organization. We strive to…

I forgot why we I made this post…

Well, not really, but it made you click the link, so here we are.During these days of stress, shelter in place, and pandemic, you may have noted that we’re not all thinking as well as we have in the past. We’re forgetting what we went to get in the other room, sure, but pastors are…