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TUE
High School Youth Fellowship
6:30 PM
Our high school youth fellowship meets each Sunday at the church for a time of games, refreshmsents, study and prayer. All youth are invited, but if you have a home church with an event during this time you are to attend there.
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WED
Men Of God Fellowship
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A men's fellowship meeting at Indian Springs for the month of July All men are invited.
Women's Fellowship
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Wednesday Women's Study & Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Leigh Ann Turner's house All women are invited. For information contact Leigh Ann.
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THU
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.
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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Announcements

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


 

YOU ARE INVITED TO COME TO CHURCH

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.  

 

SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE 

     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

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The Regular Worship Schedule will start on Sunday, September 7th.


(Jr. High youth fellowship meets at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and our High School youth fellowship meets on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  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 Refuge.)


ALL CHURCH PICNIC

Sunday, August 31st 

Taylor Springs Community Center

Will Eat At 11:30 AM

Chicken will be provided.  Bring your own table service and 

any games you may want to share


SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE CLASSES

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.


 

 

 

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!!!!

 


 

STUDY GROUPS

                                                   

 

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.

 

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). 

ON SEPTEMBER 10TH WE WILL HAVE A SALAD & DESSERT CARRY IN at Leigh Ann Turner’s house from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. 
 
ON SEPTEMBER 17TH WILL WILL BEGIN A NEW BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY CALLED CHILDREN OF THE DAY.  It is an in depth Bible Study of 1 and 2nd Thessalonioans.
Beth Moore has redesigned her studies and there are different levels you can do during the study.  If you want to just watch the video and do the discussion that will work or you can do a more in-depth study.  
 
            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 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy

 All men are invited and encouraged to bring a friend.

 

 


CIRCLE III

A group of women meet at the

Red Rooster Inn

6:00 PM 

on the last Thursday of the month

 

We will starting on the

Lineage of Grace

(Tamar)

 Lineage Of Grace

In this compilation of the five books of the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose--Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary--even scandalous--challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.

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.   

http://newbirthportraits.com/gallery

 

 

 

 

 


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
Telephone: 217 532 2171
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
Sunday
  • 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
Tuesday
  • Sr. High Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. at The Zone Teen Center
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Affiliations  
Announcements  
PRAISE, WORSHIP & PRAYER SERVICE

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.  

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EAT AT LITTLE ITALY PIZZA/SUPPORT OUR YOUTH

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. 

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FOOD DRVIE

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.

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KIDS ALIVE

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.

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E-MAIL ADDRESS

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.

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PENNY JAR

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

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

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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