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Study & Devotion
PCUSA Publications
Christian Education
Local Church History
More Presby Links
Carbondale area
Culture, Arts, History

First Presbyterian Church, Carbondale

Presbyterian Church USA

Presbyterian 101: A general guide to facts about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

"Who We Are"  /  Newcomer's Guide

Presbyterian Beliefs

"While Presbyterians rarely speak in tongues, they sometimes speak with tongue in cheek."

Presbyterian Church History (from

Foundations of the Faith
(from Presbyterian Historical Society,

History at 1st Presbyterian Church, Carbondale

More Presbyterian Links

Mission Links (for additional information, also see Service Opportunities)

LOCAL  (for local contact person, call the church office at 549-2148)

Thrift Shop
Meals on Wheels
(daily delivery of hot meals to homebound residents)
Prisoner Visitation and Support
Spirit of Christmas
(gifts for local children)
LSSI Marion Prisoner and Family Ministry
Storybook Project (incarcerated parents read stories, tape-recorded for their children)


Marion Medical Mission 
(local interdenominational group building wells in Malawi)
ECHO (international agricultural assistance)


Study and Devotional Resources

Daily Readings (
The Revised Common Lectionary (
Daily Scripture Readings and Meditations (
Taizé, "To the sources of faith" (
Pastor Janice's suggested devotional books for prayer and study in 2006
Speaking of Faith (

Presbyterian Beliefs

A Brief Statement of Faith

Catechisms provide a basic summary of Presbyterian / Christian belief, in Question & Answer format.
Belonging to God:  A First Catechism (
(A First Catechism is intended for young people or newcomers who are exploring or being confirmed in their faith.)
Study catechism (
(The Study Catechism is intended for those seeking more extensive answers.)

Creeds and confessions are concise statements of belief, usually written in specialized language.
Together they summarize the historical development of Christian Reformed theology.
Presbyterian Creeds and Confessions (
Book of Confessions (
( This link opens a PDF document, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

The Book of Order lays out the principles of governance for the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Book of Order (
(This link opens a PDF document, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

"Who We Are" (
What Presbyterians Believe (
(These sites provide links to essays on special topics related to Presbyterian and/or Christian belief.)

Theology and Worship (
Science and Faith (
Additional Presbyterian links (

The Bible
New Revised Standard Version (
Bible search (
Blue Letter Bible (
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies (
The Revised Common Lectionary (
World Wide Study Bible (
William Tyndale's Bible, first English translation (
The Bible Society (
American Bible Society (
More Bible links (

Christian Education

Workshop Rotation Model (

Issues for Discussion

Faith, Politics, Culture
Jim Wallis (author of God's Politics) (
Sojourners magazine (

Genetic engineering
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age (

Contrasting views of Christianity in American Politics
Christian Alliance for Progress  /  Thomas More Law Center

Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Area School District (Federal Court Case on "intelligent design")
Decision by United States District Judge John E. Jones III (This is a large pdf file.)

Ecumenical Links


University Christian Ministries
Interfaith Center
Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Newman Center
Additional campus ministries

Church of the Good Shepherd (United Church of Christ)
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
Church of Saint Francis Xavier (Catholic)

Additional Carbondale churches
Other Carbondale community links


International and Ecumenical Links (
National Council of Churches USA (
World Council of Churches
Taizé Community (

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (

More Presbyterian Links

Denominational Calendar (

History of First Presbyterian Church, Carbondale

Synod of Lincoln Trails (
Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois (

Directory of Presbyteries and Synods (
Camp Carew (
Camps and Conference Centers (
Presbyterian-affiliated Educational Institutions (

Presbyterian Publications
Presbyterians Today (
Horizons (
Ideas for Church Leaders (
Presbyterian Outlook (
More Presbyterian resources and publications (

Additional Presbyterian (PCUSA) links (

Other Presbyterian and Reformed denominations (not PCUSA):

Orthodox Presbyterian Church:
Presbyterian Church in America:
Cumberland Presbyterian Church:
Presbyterian Church in Canada:
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church:
Evangelical Presbyterian Church:
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America:


Culture, Art, History
The Church Year (
Special days and seasons (
Ecclesiastical Calendar (
Biblical Art on the WWW
Museum of Biblical Art (
Christian Classics Ethereal Library (
Speaking of Faith (
Explore Faith (
Speaking of Faith (
Theology Topics (
The Catholic Encyclopedia (

The Cyber Hymnal (
Taizé music sample from the Taizé Community (
St. Louis Shape Note Singers ( /
About Sacred Harp / shape-note singing (
Psalms links (


Last Update 9/10/2012