This year, the McKinley Foundation is awarding 12 grants from $500 to $1,000 to organizations and individuals based in Champaign County whose work or special projects fall within at least one of these categories: Racial justice and equality, healthcare, education, environmental activism, food and housing insecurities, gender equality, and LGBTQ activism. Application deadlines: Grants are […]
In 2019, the Champaign Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations launched a reading and math literacy program (iRead • iCount) aimed at reducing the achievement gap in our schools. As the program was piloted in 2019, we were starting to see some very promising, measurable results. Then, Covid. So, we are back to square […]
Come join us this Sunday as Julie Birdwell preaches, Alonza Lawrence leads the choir, and Matthew Chiu offers music from the organ bench.
Artists’ Alley is pleased to present a new exhibit by Kofi Bazzell-Smith. Bazzell-Smith’s “Uncanny Juxtapositions” is a series of collages featuring art from two manga with opposing themes. Azuki is an action-comedy set in a fantastical world where Rock Paper Scissors is a serious martial art. Karasu is a drama about loss and accepting the […]
The Christian Education committee is holding a movie and game night from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow night, January 21 in the Presby Dining Hall. This event is for all ages. We will provide snacks, games, toys for younger kids, and a family friendly movie. If you have a favorite game you’re welcome to bring it. We […]
McKinley youth will be selling tickets this Sunday and next after worship in the back of sanctuary. Tickets are $6 a person and $20 a family. We continue to look for a few more chili entries for this long-standing fundraiser for our mission trips and service projects. If you are interested in donating a pot […]
Why did Jesus need to be baptized? Why would anyone need to be baptized? Just what is baptism? Join Heidi, members of the choir, and guest organist Kevin Kato as we explore these questions.
Weekly update RE COVID-19 advice from the CUPHD: “As of Wednesday, January 11, there’s no change since Friday, January 6. The Community Level Metric is “Medium.” Advice for Sunday morning worship based on this level is as follows: Consider masking when you’re around high-risk people, or consult with your physician about taking such precautions if […]