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.

Charlotte Shield; Joan Nichols; Bonnie Penrod; the homeless; abused animals, the friends and family of Peter Collins; the family of Robert Bost; Death and destruction in the Bahamas in the aftermath of the recent hurricane

PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS FOR WEEK OF Sept. 
Murphysboro: Sept. 18(all day)
Sept. 23(morning): PSEI Personnel Sub-Committee Meeting, Centralia 
Murphysboro- Sept. 23(afternoon); Pinckneyville- Sept. 24 
Sept. 25-PSEI Interim Ministers Gathering in Effingham 
 Sept. 30-October 3-Vacation

 Amount required weekly to meet the budget: $ 1096.01.  Offering for September 15=$269

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The Presbytery Shared Ministry group announces Joint Worship at Camp Carew! The date is September 29. Worship will begin at 4:00 p.m., with the Rev. Dan Whitfield preaching. The service will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Plus there will be a lecture about some of the Camp Carew flora! Do try to attend. We have so few opportunities to worship with our fellow Presbyterians. 

​On October 6, World Communion Sunday, we will receive the Peace and Global Witness offering. This annual offering is used by our denomination to help others in a number of different ways. Some examples: to help fund assistance for veterans; to support programs like the Alabama Prison Birth project, which aids incarcerated mothers and mothers-to-be; and to support missionaries. Would you begin considering now what you might give?


In consultation with the Session and the Outreach Committee, we are going to have another movie night! It will be held on Sunday, October 13. The movie and all refreshments will be free, but donations will be accepted. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship, and the movie will begin at 6:30. Following the movie there will be a time of discussion. We will be showing “Tolkien, “directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins. The film is a biographical depiction of the early life of legendary fantasy writer and Oxford scholar, and committed Christian, J.R.R. Tolkien. “Tolkien” was in the theaters recently so if you missed it, here’s your chance to see it. So mark your calendars and bring some friends!















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