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Sewing and Conversation
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
A time of fellowship (coversation) while doing some sewing on quilts. There is a carry-in meal at 11:30 a.m. on the last Thursday of the month for those attending. Everyone is invited.
Vacation Bible School
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Evening the week of July 21st - 25th at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
Jessie's Posse
6:15 PM
A men's study/fellowship that meets at 6:15 the Red Rooster, for a meal, followed by a study. All men are invited.


Vacation Bible School
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Evening the week of July 21st - 25th at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
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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 be a warm and loving community, seeking to live out God's calling as His children.  Our mission statement is "Love God / Follow Jesus / Do Our Part".  (You can find out more about our mission statement under "About Us".) 

We hope you browse through this website and learn about our fellowship.

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.   

Come dressed for the day, not just the morning.  



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

     9:00 a.m. Early Worship Service, Contemporary Music 

9:20 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


In August there will be one blended service

at 9:00 AM

starting August 3 through September 7th

(Jr. High youth fellowship meets at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and our High School youth fellowship meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.  For more information you may contact Rem Dyas, youth pastor, at or 620-214-2491, or visit our youth's facebook page at Hillsboro Refuge.)



Sunday Morning Bible Classes are for all ages, including adults.  We have 5 Adult Groups meeting each week 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 top floor, middle room on the west end.  Brian Patton leads this group.

Purpose Seekers, lower level, southeast corner room.  Donna & Carl Reynolds lead this group.

Esther's Class, main floor, east end room.  Lou Crews leads this group.

Faithful Followers, main floor, library room.  This group shares leadership.

Not Just for Couples Group, lower level, south-central room.  Natalie & Wade Fuller lead this group.



July 21 - 25

6-8:15 PM




PRAYER, PRAISE & WORSHIP the last Thursday of every month

at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come and join us for an evening of singing, praying and scripture reading.  Come when you can/leave when you must.

 All are invited and encouraged to invite others!!!!






Men's Wednesday Night Study Group

A group of men meet at the church on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM

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

During the month of July the men are meeting at Indian Springs.  We will meet at 6 pm to eat and have our study at 6:30 PM.   If you would like to share a ride to Indian Springs, be at the church parking lot by 5:30 PM.  



Women's Wednesday Night Study Group

A group of women meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at the home of Leigh Ann Turner (502 School St., Hillsboro). They are currently doing a Rick Warren small group study called “You make me crazy” .

We all have relationships that drive us crazy.  Whether it’s a boyfriend or girlfriend, spouse, sibling, parent, co-worker, or crazy relative you see once a year at Thanksgiving, a crazy-maker can really make life difficult.
This 6 week video study from Rick Warren will help bring sanity to your relationships so you can do more than just coexist.  Learn how to connect with the crazy-makers in your life through these six sessions:
Contents Include:
1.     Session One: How to Be Wise In Relationships
2.    Session Two: Who's Pushing Your Buttons?
3.    Session Three: How To Resolve Conflict
4.    Session Four: Breaking Free From Abuse
5.    Session Five: Escaping the People-Pleaser Trap
6.    Session Six: Keeping the Crazy-Makers from Making You Crazy
On September 3 we will begin a new Beth Moore bible study called Children of the Day which is an in-depth Bible study of 1 and 2nd Thessalonioans
            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 at the Red Rooster on

Thursday nights at 6:15 PM.  

They are working their way through the New Testament

and are currently in Thessalonians and will be studying Philippians next.

 All men are invited and encouraged to bring a friend.




A group of women meet at the

Red Rooster Inn

6:00 PM 

on the last Thursday of the month

(Not Meeting during the summer.  We start meeting again on August 28th)

They are working on the study "Unglued" by Lysa TerKeurst

All Women 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   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:
Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church
506 South Main
P. O. Box 306
Hillsboro, Illinois 62049
Telephone: 217 532 2171
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
  • Early Bird Bible Study at 8 a.m.
  • Coffee and Donut Fellowship Time starts by 8:30 a.m.
  • Worship Service/Contemporary
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Kid's Alive
    9:20 AM
  • Bible Classes for all ages (adults, youth, and children) at 10:15 a.m.
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Worship Service/Traditional
    11:10 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Sr. High Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. at The Zone Teen Center
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The last Thursday of the month is a Praise, Worship & Prayer Service at 7-9 PM.  Please join us as we lift up our Lord's name together through singing, praying and scripture reading.  If you can't stay for all of it, we would love to have you join us for even a part of it.  



On the 3rd Thursday of each month, when your make a purchase at Little Italy’s and tell them “For the First Presbyterian Youth” they will donate 20% of your order to our youth ministry program. 



OUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY IS RUNNING LOW on the following items:  Breakfast cereal, oatmeal, jelly, spaghetti noodles & sauce, soup, crackers, any type of canned meat, canned fruit, mac-n-cheese, box potatoes, Jiffy Mix, canned ravioli.  You can bring donations to church and drop them off in the shopping cart in the main hallway or take your donations directly to the food pantry at the Salvation Army.



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.



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: 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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The Zone teen center has opened!  The Zone is open each Friday and Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  There have been around 40 youth each evening.  What is needed now are additional adult volunteers.  If you want to volunteer please contact one of The Zone board members:  C J Dyas, Stephanie Dyas, Jonathan Simburger, Melanie Sherer, Shawn Huber, Rem Dyas, or Matt Ferguson.  The Zone hopes to expand the number of days it is open but volunteers are needed to make that goal a reality. 



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