We welcome you here! Perhaps you’re only curious about “that Church on the Corner” but no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, we welcome you. Our members are warm, conversational, and interested in sharing what we have with you. Children, youth, and adults find inspiration and even find fun here! Worship is filled with music, meditations, big screen videos, and Scripture-based messages. We’re thrilled that you’ve come to visit our website and we hope that you’ll visit us in person, if you haven’t already.
Our Minister: You’re welcome at our 10am Sunday Worship service where Rev. Jack DePond and invited guest speakers bring the worship messages. We’re thankful for Rev. DePond’s thought-provoking messages and we enjoy different perspectives from our other guest speakers: Amy McGriff, September King, Marilyn Vanderlinden and Janet Swaby.
Our Youth Ministry: Children are welcome at our after school program in the Youth Center. It is a safe place for children from 3:30-5:00 pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No After School on Wednesdays. After school includes games, movies, computers, and snacks. Josh is the Sunday School leader on Sunday mornings and the Nursery Attendant is Mary Glossop.
Our Worship Service: You’re welcome to come as you are to our 10am Sunday Service for inspiration, prayers and fellowship. You’ll love the atmosphere and refreshments, too! Worship includes organ prelude by Kathleen Ramsey, announcements, prayers, hymns, scripture, children’s message and the worship message.
Our Repurposed Closet: We have a room dedicated to repurposed clothing for most ages. Clothing is free and can be acquired by appointment. Call 217-993-1334
What We Believe: We welcome and affirm that women and men of all ages, races, ethnicity, and worldly conditions are made one in Christ by the power of the Spirit. We Believe the good news of the gospel and we believe in love of God and Neighbor. You’re welcome to join us as we seek to know God by exploring, questioning and discovering our faith in him.
Our History: Centerville First Presbyterian was the first church to begin meeting in the new City of Centerville about 165 years ago. Worshipers gathered for Sunday school in just the second building built in the town. A few years later in 1851, the church was chartered with twelve members and the first building was completed one block south of the Centerville square. This first building was replaced by two other structures until our current church building was built in 1893! Our building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a marvelous example of Queen Anne architecture-the only one in the area.