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Contemporary Worship
9:00 AM
Sanctuary
Sunday School: all ages
10:05 AM to 10:45 AM
Education wing, Sanctuary & Dining Room
Traditional Worship
11:00 AM
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Women's Group
8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Bible study and coffee at The Annex, 220 N. Park Avenue
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Small Group Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
A Bible discussion group at Mike & Linda Neely's home, 12650 Greenbriar, Carterville, IL
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First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Herrin, IL

Our name describes us well. The EPC is both evangelical and Presbyterian. We are evangelical in our zeal for the gospel, as well as evangelism, missions, and living obediently as followers of Jesus. At the same time, we are rooted deeply in the Protestant Reformation and especially the theological and pastoral work of John Calvin. We embrace the Westminster Confession of Faith as our doctrinal standard, and the rule of spiritually mature elders linked together regionally as the best way to guide local congregations.

When the EPC started in 1981, we determined that we would not disagree on the basic essentials of the Christian faith, but on anything that was not essential—such as the issue of ordaining women as officers or practicing charismatic gifts—we would give each other liberty. Above all, we committed ourselves to loving each other and not engaging in quarrels and strife. The result is that when we get together in our regional and national meetings, we spend most of our time in worship and fellowship and almost none in arguing with each other.

The EPC consists of more than 550 churches with nearly 150,000 members. We have a world missions program with a priority on sending missionaries to unreached people groups. We are eager to plant churches across the United States and especially in urban communities and college towns. Our desire is that every one of our congregations will be an outpost of the Kingdom, with every member viewing himself or herself as a missionary on a mission.

OUR MISSION 

 

The EPC exists to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus as a denomination of Presbyterian, Reformed, Evangelical, and Missional congregations.

OUR VISION 

 

To the glory of God, the EPC family aspires to be a global movement of congregations engaged together in God’s mission through transformation, multiplication, and effective biblical leadership, embodying Jesus’ love to our neighbors near and far.

OUR BELIEFS 

 

From the beginning, we have been a movement of congregations that takes seriously the Bible, the theology of the historic confessions of the faith, and the evangelical fervor of the founders of American Presbyterianism. We envision our local churches to be evangelical and Presbyterian; hence our name. We affirm that the Bible is God’s inspired and infallible Word, and that it contains eternal truth that speaks with authority to our life, doctrine, and mission (2 Timothy 3:16). To ensure that the ideals of faith are easily understood but remain foundational, our core belief is contained in a concise list of essentials. We are Reformed in our understanding of the Bible, which means we aim to be confessional.

The Constitution of the EPC consists of the Westminster Confession of Faith (including the Larger and Shorter Catechisms), the “Essentials of our Faith,” and the Book of Order (comprised of The Book of Government, The Book of Discipline, and The Book of Worship). Of these, we have one confessional standard: the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. All these documents are subordinate to Scripture, which is “the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks.”

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First Presbyterian Church
421 North 14th Street
Herrin, Illinois 62948
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Phone 618-942-6176
Regular Schedule  
Sunday
  • 9:00 AM
    Contemporary Worship
  • 10:00 AM
    Sunday School
  • 11:00 AM
    Traditional Worship
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Herrin House of Hope

The House of Hope is open, serving lunch monday - friday from 11am until 1 pm.  If you would like to volunteer, you may do so on the House of Hope website, or by contacting the church at firstpresherrin@frontier.com or 618-942-6176.

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