Donnellson Presbyterian Church

"I call you by your name...though you do not know me." Is. 45:4


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Fun, Faith & Learning at Parish Family Conference, June 18, 19, 20

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on June 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sorento Presbyterian hosted 2018 Family Conference evening worship and fellowship.


Monday night featured a Hymn Sing! Several people also sang special solo numbers.

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Harvest Home Americana Folk Style!

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on October 17, 2016 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wildflower Conspiracy graced our humble church at 2016's Harvest Home Service, September 25. From "Hank to Hendricks", bluegrass to gospel, our regular parishoners, guests, and a Sunday School class of youngsters, sang along, danced, and shook their rhythmic noisemakers, making a joyful noise unto the Lord! Thank you, Erin O'Toole and Dale Hannah and your guitars, banjo, washboard, and harmonica, for making this year's Harvest Home at Donnellson Presbyterian Church so very harmonious, fun, an...

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Chamber Players Grace 2015 Harvest Home Program

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on August 31, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

What a blessing to hear the organ's 'pipes' again in Donnellson Presbyterian Church! Harvest Home August 30, 2015 featured special music and a sing-along. Two chamber musicians on organ/piano and violin played classic well-known chamber pieces as well as several hymn and gospel pieces. Part of the program consisted of the congregation and other guests picking their favorite songs from the Songs of Praise hymnal. Fantastic talent in these two men and greatly enjoyed by all in attendance.

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Frances "Fanny" Crosby our guest for Harvest Home 2014

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on August 31, 2015 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Fanny Crosby, American hymn writer and poetess, wrote over 8000 hymns during her life (1820 - 1915). Blind from shortly after birth, she grew up in upstate New York, attended New York City Institution For The Blind in NYC, taught other blind students and met her husband (a fellow teacher) at the school. She wrote many of her hymns and gospel songs with her paster, Robert Lowry of the Sixth Avenue Bible Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. In her own time she became known as the "mo...

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Retirement Reception Open House for Rev James D Howie

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on January 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

January 12, 2013 at the Butler Illinois Community Center, the churches of the Parish of the Open Door (including Donnellson Presbyterian Church) celebrated the 60 years which Reverend Howie has served them. Rev Howie retired from preaching at the end of 2012.

The public was invited to attend the party and it was packed all aftern...

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Fast Pitch Softball County Church Leagues Remember Hoppy Field

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on April 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This Story plus Photo from a newspaper clipping comes from Mr Bill Ferguson and is copied here with his permission.

In Commemoration of the 83rd Anniversary of the Birth of my Late Father, Donald Cary Ferguson

Each year when my church league softball...

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Seven Alums Receive 2006 Distinguished Alum Award

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on January 7, 2010 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Seven Alums Receive 2006 Distinguished Alum Award



Each year, during the annual Alum Association Reunion and the Festival of Theology, LPTS honors selected graduates with the Distinguished Alum Awards for their vision, accomplishments and leadership in their respective c...

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We've Got Style, Architectural Style

Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on October 20, 2009 at 12:46 AM Comments comments (0)

Oddly enough, the Zion English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield, Illinois (photograph below was found and labeled as such on Montgomery County Historical Society website) in many ways resembles the mirror image of our church. I wonder what the reason is exactly!