1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

Mission

Ministry in a Box – Blessings in a Box

    In the interest of showing you what the Blessing Box looks like from day to day, we have put together the attached video. It shows a picture taken almost every day of the month of March, and shows the contents of the Box, so that you can see when we have blessed our neighbors, and when our box has been blessed…

Give Life on March 30, 2021!

We’ll be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 2 to 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The summer months have a particularly high need for blood, and a number of blood drives have had to be cancelled over the length of the COVID-19 pandemic, so supplies are down. If…

Community Lenten Services 2021

We gather again this year for Lent, and to gather as the community of God gathered in mission, service, and worship together in Marion. This year, our worship will be online, and shared with our community in a prerecorded format. Videos will be posted to premiere at 6 pm on Tuesday evenings in Lent, as woudl be our time if we were…

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,…

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…

Details about Sunday, March 15th and going forward

Friends,   Session has been hard at work and prayer trying to discern a path forward in the middle of rapidly changing circumstances. Here is where we are at, out of an abundance of caution, and concern for our physical health. Sunday, March 15th –  We will gather for Sunday School and Worship.  We will not have our usual fellowship meal.  We will record this service for…

Marion Ministerial Alliance Response to COVID-19

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings this Lenten season in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Great Healer. These are trying times but we believe that these and all times are firmly in the hands of our loving God. We pray that God will defeat this virus speedily, cause protective measures to succeed,  grant all that are sick wholeness…

Pastoral Letter Regarding COVID-19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,      Right now there is one topic that is drowning out all others in local, national, and global news, and that is the news of corona virus, or COVID-19. It is classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and different areas are handling the situation in different ways, in ways that we hope…