Over a century ago God called a group of Episcopalians to found a church in Champaign, and we are still here at the corner of State and University proclaiming his love and serving his world. In September 1917, the cornerstone of our beautiful Ralph Adams Cram church was laid, and we are excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our building this program year! An array of events is planned throughout the year, and we hope you will join us for as many as you can.
We kicked off our celebration with a Family Dinner for all ages in October, and the same weekend we premiered a new hymn commissioned in honor of our building Centennial. Over the winter months, three clergy whom we sponsored for ordination will return to preach for us. In Lent, we plan a major service project with our outreach partner empty tomb.The capstone event is a liturgy of thanksgiving and rededication with our Bishop in attendance on Pentecost (May 20) 2018.
As part of the celebration, we have collected a list of suggestions to improve our property for ongoing and expanded ministry. People swiftly began donating to support this Centennial Wishlist, which aims to
As of November 2017, some goals are complete and several items are close to funded, but the history book, outreach goal, interior wayfinding signage, and boiler fund still need particular support, and undesignated contributions are also needed. Contributions to cover either all, or a portion, of the cost of an item are welcome. Any excess funds collected will be applied to the outreach goal. Gifts may be made in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a blessing.
Your tax-deductible donation will be reflected on your giving statement.