PSEI News and Events
You may register online for our summer camps and pay online.
Our theme for 2018 is "Join the Party."
Camp Carew is hosting a Labor Day weekend Youth Event for all junior- and senior-high youth and youth leaders of PSEI congregations. The cost will be $50 per person for this August 31-September 2 event. You may register for the event and pay online here.
You may read and/or print the Youth Event poster.
All Session Records must be read prior to the November 15, 2018, Presbytery meeting. The events are held in regional locations, but you may attend one in another region if that date is better for you.
Please register here PRIOR to attending.
You may read and/or print the Records Review poster.
Marion Medical Mission Trip
This Fall a group from the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois will be travelling to east Africa to share the love of Christ with the extreme poor there by providing a sustainable source of clean, safe drinking water.
If you'd like more information about this ongoing mission project, go to mmmwater.org.
The Presbytery's April Confirmation camp was a great experience. Special thanks to ruling elders Dan Kingery, Sheri Moberley, and David Rozanski and to ministers Laurie Fields, Bill McLean, Stu Smith, Dan Whitfield, and Chris Williams. We're confident these confirmands from Champaign, First and Mt. Vernon, First are prepared to be examined by their sessions.
Nicaragua Mission Trip
This March we made our fifth trip to La Flor, Nicaragua, and we were very excited to go and share God’s love with this wonderful, but struggling community.
If you'd like more information about this ongoing mission project, go to justhope.org.
Keilman Trust Travel Funds
All travel funds for 2018 have been distributed. Applications for 2019 travel funds will be accepted starting August 1, 2018.
The mission work that you engage in must be a sustainable, foreign Christian mission.
We ask that everyone going on the mission experience be endorsed by their Session or their church board. Priority for funds will be given to individuals and groups from churches in PSEI. Preference is given to smaller teams going for longer than one (1) week. All completed applications made for funding requests submitted by the deadline of November 30 will be considered.
We understand that international travel is difficult to plan for a year in advance, so we are willing to work with you to satisfy the Trust requirements, but you must be in contact with Pastor Andy Sonneborn well in advance of the November 30, 2018 deadline. Specific guidelines are here.
Our congregation's committee will prepare the 2019 budget to be approved by the Trustee some time in December 2018 or early January 2019. We strongly prefer that you email your applications to email@example.com. You can also mail your application to:
First Presbyterian Church
If you mail your application, we request that you notify the church office to expect your application via mail. If you have any questions, please contact Shelbyville, First at 217-774-3624 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern Illinois Connection
You may read and/or print the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois' Southeastern Illinois Connection.
You may read and/or print the Illinois Conference of Churches' Ecumenical Connection.
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