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Worship this Sunday, July 29: 10am

New Interim Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Ingersoll

The Personnel Committee is thrilled to announce that the Rev. Bill Ingersoll has been called as the new Interim Pastor/Head of Staff of First Pres, to be confirmed by COM (Commission on Ministry) on Tuesday, July 24. The team came to a unanimous decision that among a number of strong candidates, Bill was God’s choice for the church. Bill’s first Sunday in worship will be on September 2, and his first Sunday preaching will be on September 9. Click here to see his full bio! We are excited for him to join our church’s interim pastoral staff!

Summer Book Club: The New Testament

May 28 – September 2

Join the best book club on the North Shore,
and read the New Testament together!

Hear the preacher’s favorite passage from the reading each Sunday.
Discuss the passages with participants after church.
Learn about Jesus and what it means that God came to us as a peasant Galilean carpenter who was somehow fully human and fully divine.
Everyone who completes the New Testament will receive a surprise at the end of the summer!

Join in anytime! You can view the schedule here and click on the link for each scripture, or pick up a checklist from the church office to mark your progress, and join the discussion after church on Sundays!

First Presbyterian Preschool

First Presbyterian Preschool has proudly served Lake Forest for more than 50 years embracing its strong reputation for initiating a lifetime love of learning for young children. With approximately 100 students, First Presbyterian Preschool (FPP) boasts low teacher to student ratios in all five class options and an outstanding 134 years of teaching experience between the 13 teachers on staff. In addition to teaching children, our Preschool also fosters an excitement for learning through play-based activities and children empowerment.

For more information, please see the Preschool website 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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