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Partners in Learning

Along with our amazing Theologian in Residence this fall, our Adult Faith Formation committee has put together a varied list of… Read More

September 2016 News & Notes

Do you travel often? Do you live elsewhere for part of the year? Do you want to be connected while away? If… Read More

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to this Fall

1. Worship! We’re back to our program year worship schedule with services at 9 and 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. Our… Read More

Thank You for Your Input: Website Updates

Thank you to all who took part in our website usability and satisfaction survey! Your input helps ensure that our website… Read More

August Meal a Month to Benefit Greenwood Elementary School

  Our school supply drive this month will be directed to Greenwood Elementary School in Waukegan. As you are shopping… Read More


Community, Mission, Service

2016 Theologian in Residence Series Begins

Our 2016 Theologian in Residence is Rev. Dan McNerney, associate director of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship (PFF). PFF, one of our church’s… Read More

Our Prayer Partner, the Presbyterian Church in Fairouzeh, Syria

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, as part of the The Presbyterian Church USA, recognizes that we are called to stand in greater… Read More



Congratulations to Our Plansoen Family Scholarship Winners

The Plansoen Family Scholarship, provided through First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, awards financial assistance to deserving Christian students at Lake Forest College…. Read More

Blessing of the Backpacks, Aug. 21

As summer winds down and we prepare to go back to school, we invite you all to join us for our… Read More


Community, Mission

Rev. Peter Smith to Guest Preach, Sept. 4

We are pleased to welcome Rev. Peter Smith who will be preaching on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. worship. Rev…. Read More

Moving Forward with Staff, Mission, Deacons, Stewardship and Rummage

What a glorious “send-off” we had for Pastor Corey Nelson on Sunday, July 31! After nine years of his amazing leadership, we… Read More

We’re a PokeStop!

Pokemon Go! is a brand new app that’s got everyone, young and old(er), hunting for pokemon. First Pres is getting… Read More



How to Keep Seeing First Pres on Facebook

  Facebook just changed its algorithm (again!) so you see more adorable cat and baby photos on your newsfeed, but… Read More


Rummage Sorters Needed

Do you love fashion? Do toys strike your fancy? Then we want your expert eyes to help find the perfect items… Read More


Mission, Rummage, Service

Stephen Ministry—God’s Love in Action

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” -Galatians 6:2   We are a… Read More


Community, Service