Advent 2020 Schedule

This Advent at First Pres…


Advent Study: Light of the World

Begins November 29. You may purchase the book for $10 by calling the church at 847.234.6250 or emailing Debbie Tometz at Read more



Advent Devotional: Those Who Dream

Art, reflections, and prompts for a season of dreaming. This devotional is for the dreamers in all of us – those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. As you walk through these prompts and readings day by day, may you dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Together, may we seek and sow God’s dreams for our world. You may pick up a copy of the devotional at the church!



Christmas PageantChristmas Pageant

Pre-recorded, watch online on Christmas Eve, 3:00 and 5:00 PM!

The Christmas Pageant will be pre-recorded this year! The manger scene was recorded outdoors on Saturday, November 21. Watch the pageant on Christmas Eve at the 3:00 and 5:00 PM service on our live-stream channels: Online Church, Facebook, and YouTube.


Longest Night Taize Service

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 PM

We have a tradition of gathering on the longest night, when there are more hours of darkness than light. Though we cannot be together this year, we are adding an element that will allow us to feel connected. We will be creating a lament wreath in the service and you can create one at home. Register in this link to get a kit with supplies and instructions for your wreath, then join us on live-stream on December 16.



Joy Ride

Sunday, December 20, 4:30 PM

Do you like to decorate your yard at Christmas? Would you like to be one of our Joy Ride Scavenger Hunt stops? We are hosting an Advent Joy Ride Scavenger Hunt on December 20. Everyone will stay in their cars. If you would like to participate as one of our stops, contact Pastor Kristie at  If you would like to sign up to participate in the scavenger hunt, sign up here!



Christmas Caroling with Clint – from your car!

Sunday, December 20, 6:00 PM

Following right after the Joy Ride Advent Scavenger Hunt, come to the Deerpath Parking Lot for a Caroling Party led by Pastor Clint with Susan Noble and Dr. Barry Wenger on organ! Using the church’s FM station (90.5), we will be joyfully singing your favorite selection of songs and carols of the season. Hot chocolate and caramel corn will be provided at your car window!



A Christmas Concert – online!

Wednesday, December 23, 7:00 PM

Join the musicians and friends of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest as they present a virtual concert filled with Christmas Joy! This concert will be recorded and debut on Wednesday, December 23 at 7:00 PM on the church website, It will also be accessible on YouTube and Facebook. Please join us and celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus through music!


Christmas Eve Services

The Christmas Pageant, 3:00 and 5:00 PM
on YouTube and Facebook

First Pres children and youth tell the Christmas story! Pre-recorded and will air on the church’s YouTube and Facebook pages on Christmas Eve.


A Candlelight Gathering, 7:00 PM
on the corner of Deerpath and Sheridan

Come to church this Christmas Eve and hold up a candle as we say “Merry Christmas!” to one another and listen to “Silent Night, Holy Night” being sung under the heavens. Children are welcome!


Christmas Eve Worship, 9:00 PM
live-streamed on Online ChurchYouTube and Facebook

A worship service of lessons and carols on Christmas Eve.

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