First Presbyterian Church of Murphysboro is a PCUSA church. We're located at 51 Crescent Drive in Murphysboro, Illinois. The Rev. Sam Foskey is serving as our Temporary Supply Pastor. We belong to the Presbytery of Southeastern Illniois.

Debra Kleinschmidt; Carol Stone; mass fatality shooting at a Walmart in Virginia; mass fatality shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs; four University of Idaho students killed in stabbing attack; 3 University of Virginia football players killed in mass shooting; Steve Hubbs; Rodney Williamson; Blake Williamson and Jordan Melvin-auto accident near Metropolis on Oct. 12; family of Harold Shields; Stacy Camden; Jayden Penny; Brian Camden; Ron Moser; Carrie Decker; War in Ukraine; Joe Beach Peters; Dr. Ed McLaughlin; 
PASTOR SAM'S OFFICE HOURS
November 29-Murphysboro(afternoon)
November 30-Murphysboro
December 1-Murphysboro(morning)
December 5-Pinckneyville
December 6-Pinckneyville(morning), Murphysboro(afternoon)
December 7-Murphysboro
December 8-Pinckneyville(morning)
Feel free to make an appointment with Pastor Sam
if you want to talk to him in person at some other time. His number
is 618 412 1188.

Weekly offering amounted required to meet the budget:  $1242.84
November 27 regular offering, $547
November 20-services canceled, no offering
November 13 regular offering, $2046
November 6 regular offering, $435
You may also mail your contributions to the church at 51 Crescent Drive, 
Murphysboro, IL, 62966. Please do so when you are absent from worship.

Secretary Phyllis' schedule:  She is normally in the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:30-4:00 p.m.
and on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 until 12:00 p.m.

The Session will meet on December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

The Perry/ Jackson Child Advocacy Center assists children who are survivors of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse. The Session and Presbyterian Women are leading a project to help the Center. Some items that the children they serve can use are writing journals, blankets, gift cards to restaurants, and personal hygiene items. We will be collecting these items at church up to December 4. Please make plans to help out today!

Here is a way you can help children that have been displaced from their homes due to natural disasters:
School Kit : 1 — pair of blunt scissors (rounded tip); 3 — 70-count spiral notebooks or tape-bound pads of 8" x 10 1/2" ruled paper or pads with 200-210 sheets of ruled paper. Do not include filler paper; 1 — 30-centimeter ruler (12");  1 — hand-held pencil sharpener; 6 — new pencils with erasers;  1 — large eraser;  1 — box of 24 crayons;  1 — cloth bag, 12" x 14" to 14" x 17" finished size cotton cloth bag with cloth handles; (Please, do not use reusable shopping bags or backpacks.) Pack all items in the cloth bag.  Bring your bags to the church and we will ship them to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The deadline for this collection is December 4.

How to Connect With The Churches Via Facebook And The Websites 
Pinckneyville Website: http://1upcpville.com/index.html 
Pinckneyville Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedpresbyterianpinckneyville/ 
Murphysboro Website: http://fpcmurphysboro.org/ 
Murphysboro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/First-Presbyterian-Church-1517609008538913/ 
The Facebook pages are where you will find the Facebook Live worship services, which are continuing 
even though we have resumed in-person worship.  A number of people are connecting to our services through Facebook, for which we are grateful.  Pinckneyville worships at 9:00 a.m. and Murphysboro at 10:45 a.m. 





















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