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Worship this Sunday, January 21: 9am, 11am

Interested in Joining First Pres?

Would you like to be part of a community that trusts God and cares for each other? The first gathering for those who would like to learn more about church and/or becoming a member will be held on Sunday, January 21 or February 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Parlor. You can attend either of these Sundays that best fit your schedule. Please let us know which Sunday you prefer by contacting Pastor Kristie Finley at or Donna Birney at, or both can also be reached at 847.234.6250.  If you need to reserve a spot for age-appropriate childcare and/or more details, please let Donna know. The second and third gatherings will be held on February 25 and March 4, respectively.

Festival Sunday

Sunday, February 18
Single Service at 10:00 AM, followed by breakfast
Connect to Self: Who Am I in God’s Eyes?

We enter Lent together with a Festival Sunday single service at 10:00 AM followed by an all-church breakfast.

Valet services will be provided.

Exploring Grief Group

January 31 – April 4, every other Wednesday at
4:00 – 5:30 PM at Church of the Holy Spirit

The winter sessions of the Exploring Grief Group at Church of the Holy Spirit are starting on Wednesday, January 31. This series provides a confidential, supportive and educational environment to cope with grief. Three area congregations have come together to underwrite this service for our community, enabling us to offer it at no charge. Meetings are led by Denise Kitanovski, JD, MA, LCPC who has extensive experience with grief and loss. Denise designs a unique presentation for each meeting tailored to the needs of the group. For more information, please contact Denise at 847.446.6955 ext. 22 or

Worship is at the heart of our life.

We invite you to join us on Sundays at 9 or 11 a.m. for a worship service.

During the summer months (Memorial Day – Labor Day), we have a “come as you are” service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary and a concurrent service in the Playground for children, families and the young at heart.

What to Expect

Our Prayer for This Time

"God of abundant grace, in this season of transitions, hear the murmurings of our hearts, seeking hope for healing. God, you are always present, yet we often don’t see your light. Open our eyes to the treasure we have in each other, and help us to cross the threshold towards growth in Jesus Christ, guiding us on a path to reconciliation. Prepare us, as we travel together, to accept the challenge of change in the mystery of your grace. Filled with your Spirit, we ask that you step with us into this clearing with the transformative power of your love. With gratitude we pray. Amen."


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