Weekly Message: Honoring Our Saints

Warm greetings on this chilly Halloween! The winds are brisk … and did you see the snowflakes? Halloween is, of… Read More


Weekly Message

Weekly Message: Showing Up for Each Other

The weather couldn’t be better for this weekend … which leads to an important question: what’s the best stewardship of… Read More

Caring for the Congregation: Hope-Filled Holidays After a Loss

We invite you to attend the first event of the Deacons’ Caring for the Congregation Series on Nov. 23. Listen… Read More


Community, Fellowship

Join the Usher and Hospitality Ministries at First Pres

Romans 12 tells us that we are one body in Christ and have different gifts to share with one another…. Read More

Weekly Message: Training for Humility

The Chicago Marathon may be over, but our “Race of a Lifetime” is still going strong! Seven weeks into our… Read More

From Values to Action: 2014 First Pres Men’s Retreat

Pastors Corey Nelson and Dave Bianchin invite all men to join them for First Pres’ Fall Men’s Retreat, Nov. 7… Read More

Weekly Message: Training for Self-Sacrifice

For more than 45,000 people, this Sunday will literally be the “race of a lifetime:” the Chicago marathon. Those runners include a number… Read More

Save the Date and Register for Bike Build Day, Nov. 15

Mark your calendars now for Saturday morning Nov. 15! In support of our theme “Race of a Lifetime,” we will be… Read More

PADS Begins Again, Plus Other October Mission Opportunities

The 2014/2015 PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter) ministry season begins again on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with service dates on… Read More



First Pres’ 2014-2015 Mission Partners

Every year, the Mission Committee selects partners to support financially that transform people’s lives through Education, Evangelism (faith development), and Relief and… Read More

Mission: A Core Commitment of Our Church

What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your… Read More

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation Learning Programs

Each Sunday morning between services, from 10:15 to 11 a.m., Adult Faith Formation is offering two educational programs aimed at… Read More

Weekly Message: Checking Our Exceptionalism

As we continue in this fall’s “Race of a Lifetime” series, I’m keenly aware of the African proverb: “If you… Read More