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Sunday School Classes
9:00 AM

Morning Worship
10:00 AM 

Fellowship Hour downstairs
11:00 AM


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  • Annual Christmas Cantata

    This Sunday, December 11, our congregation will be joining the First United Methodist Church for the Christmas Cantata. Worship begins at 10 am at our Presbyterian Church sanctuary in Harrisburg.

  • Operation Westside School Shoebox

    A few years ago we borrowed Franklin Graham’s idea of a shoebox of gifts for a child who might not have a Christmas, and adapted it for our own Harrisburg Westside School.  Children in our own community attending Westside School are in need of gifts. The process is simple: you select a child of a specific age (4-5, 6-7, or 8-9) and specifically girl or boy. Then you fill a Christmas wrapped shoebox with small gifts and even items of clothing that a child that age might enjoy. Please deliver your boxes to the church no later than December 14th. The Deacons will make sure the gifts get to Westside School. Please clearly mark your wrapper box with the appropriate age group, and if it is for a boy or girl.

  • Christmas Joy Offering

    Christmas Joy Special Offering happens during Advent each year.  Look for the bulletin inserts for more informations.  An envelope for this offering was mailed in the December 2016 Presbyteer newsletter.  Offering envelopes will also be available in the pews on December 18.  You can also write Christmas Joy on the memo line of your check to designate it for this offering.

  • First Presbyterian Concert Series: Christmas Concert

    An evening of classical and religious Christmas music with our former music director, Madeline Rogers and her sister Lydia, will take place on Monday, December 19, at 7:00 pm.

  • Order Poinsettias for Christmas

    If you would like to have a poinsettia delivered to the church in memory of loved ones or in honor of family members for Christmas, please have them delivered to the church on Wednesday, December 21st between 9:00  and 11:30 a.m.  Forms were sent out by email, and are also available on the table in the narthex.  If you don't have a form, you can send an email to HarrisburgPresbyterian@gmail.com or call the church office (253-8955) and let the secretary know that you are sending a poinsettia in memory or in honor of someone so that a list may be compiled for the bulletin. Provide the secretary with the names that the poinsettia is in honor or memory of, and how many flowers you are sending.

  • Cookie Baking

    Do you like to bake cookies, or would like to learn?  Do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share?  On Thursday, December 22 at 1 p.m. in the church basement we are having a cookie bake. Everybody is invited to bring recipes  and ingredients for cookies to share and take home other recipes for the holidays.  We may even sample a few.  Some cookies will also be left at the church for the caroler's the next evening.


  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    Join us for our Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, December 24.  The service begins at 11 pm.  This will be a candlelight service.

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of the First Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, Illinois
    In January, we'll have a potluck meal the day of our Annual Meeting.  This is when the Elders present their committee reports over the events of 2016, and we look at the budget for 2017.  The date is to be announced.
  • Trying to quit smoking?

    Did you know we've got a group for that?  Nicotine Anonymous meets every Thursday at 12:30 pm in our Annex Building.

  December 2016  
Upcoming Events


Sunday Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Session Meeting
6:00 PM
Monthly meeting of the Elders Session


Sunday Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sally's Open House
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1224 South McKinley, Harrisburg. Come and enjoy some refreshments as you join me in the holiday spirit of good friends, good food and good times!


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
11:00 PM to 12:05 AM
Our Traditional Candlelight Service in which we usher in the early hours of Christmas morning.


Sunday Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Deacons Meeting
6:00 PM
Monthly meeting of the Deacons of the church
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