Weekly Message: Focus on Faithfulness

Every day there’s more bad news, whether from the Middle East or the South Side of Chicago. How do we… Read More

Stained Glass Window Lighting Project Begins with Good Samaritan

The Stained Glass Window Lighting Project began this week with the installment of LED lighting for the Good Samaritan Window, located just… Read More

Weekly Message: Examining Generosity

It has been another lovely week in Lake Forest. Many of our study groups continue to meet, and it is… Read More

Chicago Mission Trip Set for August

This year, the 7th-9th grade Chicago Mission Trip will be held Aug. 14-16. The group will be staying at Fourth… Read More

Rummage Donates 136 Bags of Summer Items

Rummage continues to be blessed with plenty of wonderful items and is helping to address immediate needs by donating pieces… Read More

First Pres Choir Joined Hundreds of Thousands at Song Festival

As part of its 2014 Choir Tour, the First Pres Sanctuary Choir and Lakeminster Ringers had the opportunity to take… Read More

PCUSA Adopts Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide

On June 20, more than 600 commissioners at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting in Detroit adopted with… Read More

Spiritual Life Survey Update: Growing Spiritually

Last week, we shared with you that the Spiritual Life Survey has led our follow-up Team to identify the first… Read More

A Change of Pace: Sabbatical Update from Pastor Amy

Sometimes just a change of pace makes all the difference. I had only been on sabbatical one day when a… Read More

Weekly Message: Considering Kindness

Dear Friends, I hope you’re enjoying this lovely summer as much as I am. I can’t believe how pleasant the… Read More

Friendship as Witness to Christ’s Reconciling Power

Building relationships across cultures and ethnicities takes work, honesty, humility and courage. Our director of College Ministries Jennifer L. Aycock was on… Read More

Stephen Ministers: Committed to Care

Here’s what one Stephen Minister has to say about Stephen Ministry: “I was kind of sitting on the sidelines in… Read More



July Meal-A-Month: Help Feed Our Kids!

Our Meal-A-Month food drive for July will support Beacon Place, a non-profit that provides backpacks of kid-friendly food during the… Read More


Community, Mission

Spiritual Life Survey Update: Biblical Knowledge and Spiritual Practices

Last month we updated you on our progress with the Spiritual Life Survey. Over the course of the summer, we will… Read More

Weekly Message: Reflecting on Patience

Dear Friends, Growing up, the Fourth of July was always my favorite holiday. Our neighborhood had a very small parade… Read More