October 2016  
This Week's Events


Coffee and Donuts Fellowship
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Enjoy fellowship with others over a cup of coffee or hot tea and a donut
Worship Service / Early Service
8:50 AM to 10:00 AM
A 'blended style' worship service, starting with contemporary music led by a worship team, with some traditional worship structure, and singing of traditional hymns accompanied by an organ and piano.
Kids Alive Childrens Church
9:10 AM
The Kid's Alive Church Service will begin Sunday morning at the conclusion of the opening songs of the worship service, approximately 9:45-9:50. Children will begin in the sanctuary for praise and worship. During the meet and greet children up to the 5th grade will be encouraged to leave the sanctuary to join the Kid's Alive program.
Bible Classes for All Ages
10:10 AM to 11:05 AM
Bible Classes are available for adults, youth, and children.
Worship Service / Traditional Service
11:05 AM to 12:00 PM
A worship service with a traditional format and hymns


Circle III
6:00 PM
Meet at Red Rooster


Jr. High Youth Fellowship
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Our Jr. High Youth Fellowship (The Lighthouse) is held in cooperation with the Free Methodist Church. Lighthouse meets each Wednesday evening at 6pm at our church. All youth are invited, but if they have a home church with a meeting during this time they are to attend their home church event. For more information contact Rem Dyas at 620-214-2491 or remdyas@gmail.com
Women's Fellowship
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Wednesday Women's Study & Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the church in the Library room (main floor). For information contact Leigh Ann.(laturner@anpi.com)
Men Of God Fellowship
6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
A men's fellowship meeting at the church in the lower level. All men are invited.
High School Youth Fellowship
7:30 PM
Our high school youth fellowship (Cornerstone) is held with the Free Methodist Church. Cornerstone meets each Wednesday, 7:30 pm, at the Free Methodist Church. All youth are invited, but if you have a home church with an event during this time you are to attend there. For more information contact Rem Dyas at 620-214-2491 or remdyas@gmail.com


Jessie's Posse
6:15 PM
A men's study/fellowship that meets at 6:15 p.m.at the Red Rooster, for a meal, followed by a study. All men are invited.
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Welcome to our website.  Here you will find information about our church family and the ministries where God has led us to be involved.  As a church family we strive to live out our mission statement: "Love God / Follow Jesus / Do Our Part".

Our building is located at 506 S. Main Street.  You will find the parking lot is behind the building and there is an elevator on the north side of the back entrance.  (The back entrance is where the vast majority of people enter our building.) 

We hope you browse through this website and learn about our fellowship but do not hesistate to contact us if you have any questions.  If you are looking for a church home, we would love to have you be our guest.     

                                                         God's blessings to you,
                                                            Matt Ferguson, pastor




Wondering if you would "fit" at church?  Here is a good video that explains the open welcome you would receive here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NK1RsItAAs   

Come dressed for the day, not just the morning.  



     8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Donuts and Coffee Fellowship

     8:50 a.m. Early Worship Service, Contemporary Music 

9:10 a.m. KidsAlive (begins after the opening songs) for children 5th grade and younger

   10:10 a.m. Bible Classes for All Ages (there are many groups for adults)

11:05 a.m. Traditional Worship Service



(Jr. High youth fellowship meets at 6pm and Sr. High youth fellowship meets at 7:30pm on Wednesday.  For more information you may contact Rem Dyas, youth pastor, at remdyas@gmail.com or 620-214-2491, or visit our youth's facebook page at Hillsboro Cornerstone (Sr. High) and Hillsboro Lighthouse (Jr. High).



Sunday Morning Bible Classes are for all ages, including adults.  We have 3 Adult Groups meeting on Sunday morning at 10:10 AM.  

Each group would welcome others seeking fellowship with others as you learn more about God's truth and how to live it out more fully.  The Groups are:

The Men's Group, on the lower level, corner room.  Brian Patton leads this group.

Purpose Seekers, main floor, east end room.  Joy Criner lead this group.

Faithful Followers, main floor in the library, Cathleen Ferguson leads this group.





Men's Wednesday Night Study Group

A group of men meet at the church on  Wednesday nights at 6:15 PM

 All men are invited and are encouraged to bring a friend.



Women's Wednesday Night Study Group

A group of women meet on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM in the church library room (this group is on break until the Fall)

     All women are invited and are
encouraged to bring a friend.



Thursday Night Men's Study Group - Jessie's Posse

A group of men meet each Thursday at 6:15 PM. They meet in different homes.  For information on where they are meeting on a particular week, contact the church (532-2171 or hillsboropc@hotmail.com). 

 All men are invited and encouraged to bring a friend.




 New Birth


"You must be born again." Jesus said those words in John 3:7 but what does it mean to be "born again"?  Below is a a link to a webpage "New Birth" from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.  On that webpage you can choose from 1 of 10 short videos and hear how being "born again" came about in a variety of lives in a variety of ways.   







We have two prayer chains.  One is a Phone-tree where pray-ers are notified of prayer requests by phone.  The other is an E-tree where pray-ers are notified of prayer requests by e-mail.
 If you have a prayer request, you may start the Phone-tree by contacting Marilyn Sitton at 532-5626.  
To start the E-tree prayer chain you may email Pastor Matt at pastorferguson@hotmail.com   If you want to be included in either of the above prayer chains, simply contact either person and let them know of your interest.


Let us know the dates of your birthday and anniversary.  You can write it on a blue pew card and drop it in the collection box or email the church at:  hillsboropc@hotmail.com
Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church
506 South Main
P. O. Box 306
Hillsboro, Illinois 62049
Map  •   Directions
Phone 217 532 2171
Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • Office Manager's hours are 8am to Noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Coffee and Donut Fellowship Time starts by 8:30 a.m.
  • Early Worship Service with contemporary music
    8:50 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Kids Alive
    9:10 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Bible Classes for all ages (adults, youth, and children) at 10:10 a.m.
    10:10 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Worship Service with traditional music and format
    11:10 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Fellowship at 6:00 p.m. in our church building, held jointly with the Free Methodist Church
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Sr. High Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m., held jointly with the Free Methodist Church at the Free Methodist Church
    7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

KIDS ALIVE meets every Sunday at 9:20 a.m. (after the opening songs are finished) and until Sunday School is over (about 10:50 a.m.).  If you have any questions or need more information, contact Jessie Huber.

**During the Summer schedule KA meets at 9:45a after Combined Worship Service has begun



If you have not gotten an email from the church lately, we don't have your email address.  Please email it to the church office at:  hillsboropc@hotmail.com and we will send you an email for upcoming events.



PENNY JAR COLLECTION:  We are collecting loose change for our Penny Jar.  The money collected during the year helps to pay for items purchased for the local Angel Tree project.  And if you have any loose change with you when you are at church you can drop it in the 5-gallon bottle by the church library door. 

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Nursery Care is provided for children 5 years of age and younger on the lower level of the church for the Sunday Services.

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