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Worship this Sunday, May 27: 9am, 11am

Bell Choirs Concert

Sunday, June 3, 1:00 PM

Have you heard nearly 100 bells and 40 chimes of all sizes lately? Your opportunity is coming soon! Join the Bell Choirs of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest in the beauty of the sanctuary on June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. You will hear both the Lakeminster Ringers and the Chancel Bell Choir as they share music both new and old of many favorite hymn tunes, such as “Lobe Den Herrn, The Ash Grove, Beach Spring, Star of County Down” and more. Also, new compositions for bell choirs including Brenda Austin’s exciting “Vivace!” and a stunning arrangement of “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the motion picture “The Mission”.

Join us as we share music in our 41st year of handbell ministry at First Presbyterian Church.

Admission is free and open to all.

Festival Sunday

Sunday, May 20
Single service at 10:00 AM

We wrap up CONNECT with our Neighbors and celebrate our High School Seniors on our last Festival Sunday of the program year with a single service at 10:00 AM, followed by an all-church breakfast in Fellowship Hall.

We will also be assembling Blessing Bags on Festival Sunday! Please help us collect the following items:
16.9 oz bottles of water, granola bars, squeeze pouches of apple sauce, new white socks, toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, travel size soap, travel size shampoo, travel pack of wet wipes, travel size deodorant, band-aids
You can drop them off at the church anytime before May 20!

We couldn’t do this without you! If you would like to volunteer at the event,

Vacation Bible School

June 12 – 15, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Click here to register today!

First Pres will be transformed into a remote island for VBS! Current preschoolers through 3rd graders will venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive as we learn how Jesus can help carry us through life’s storms. Current 4th & 5th graders will venture out into our community and neighboring communities spreading God’s love through mission work as VBS Work Trippers. Those in 6th grade and above are welcome and encouraged to be youth helpers – guiding groups of younger children through the VBS stations each morning.

For any questions, please contact Sarah Seccombe at

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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