Sep 14 2020

Ken Sawyer: Expanding the Frame, September 27

Our times call for perspective and a wisdom that discerns connections between past and present. A better and broader understanding of American history and world history will bring current conflicts into sharper focus, and can provide resources for our current considerations. In order to participate more thoughtfully in the current season, we need to “expand …

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Sep 4 2020

Fall Sermon Series: What if Jesus was Serious?

You may click the image below to download and print as reference throughout this sermon series! Scroll down for the Zoom links for each meeting opportunity. Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Committee Zoom Meetings: Sundays at 9am Zoom Video Conference Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88520961807?pwd=MytLVGNZUmRWS2pkS3hEeFBudC9pQT09 Meeting ID: 885 2096 1807 Passcode: 511540 Wednesdays at 10:00am Zoom Video …

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Sep 4 2020

First Pres Offerings this Fall

Join us for Festival Sunday on September 13! The day begins with Outdoor Worship at 10:00 AM, kicking off our Fall Sermon Series “What if Jesus was Serious?” After worship at 11:00 AM, the ice cream truck arrives for everyone to enjoy, and you are invited to join us for a picnic with your family …

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Aug 25 2020

Iowa Relief in Response to Storm Derecho

Did you know that over 1,000 homes in Cedar Rapids have been declared unlivable? The Derecho storm from two weeks ago devastated central Iowa and thousands of people were forced from their homes and, due to cramped shelters during this global pandemic, many are instead choosing to camp out in their front yards. In response …

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Aug 20 2020

Boys & Girls Club Meals

Thanks to our own work trip volunteers, the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County was ready to open their doors this past Tuesday, supporting 30 of the communities most at risk youth. Club doors open at 7:30am until 7:00pm and assist youth during the school day with their online classes and tutoring help. In …

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Aug 17 2020

Plansoen Family Scholarships 2020-2021

  First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest  (FPC) has offered Plansoen Family Scholarships to deserving Lake Forest College (LFC) Students for three years beginning with the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The church’s vision of the program from its beginning was to provide financial assistance to deserving LFC students along with helping those students develop …

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Jul 31 2020

The Rummage Sale is Virtual!

Due to the uncertainty of future large in-person sales, our Rummage for Mission sales are going virtual! Starting, Saturday, August 1, at 4:00 PM, Rummage items will be available for purchase on fpclfrummage.givesmart.com. Our first round of sales will be summer items from our French and Bond departments, with more to come in the weeks …

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Jul 11 2020

Mission Moderator Geoffrey Luce joins board of Mission Partner Lake County Haven

My term as Elder has expired and so too my role as Moderator of your Mission Committee.  My first purpose for writing this note is to thank you.  I am grateful to the congregation and staff for the opportunity to serve and for the help/guidance given to me. I have learned much over the past …

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Jul 7 2020

Done in 60 Minutes: Exploring Biblical Justice

Watch the entire series here   Sunday, July 12: Lecture on Justice in the Bible To start our 4-week exploration in Biblical justice, Stephen Hall will give an overview of the meanings of justice in the Bible and the different contexts in which they appear, with Micah 6:8 as the basis of his discussion. Justice …

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Jul 2 2020

First Pres COVID Fund for Mission

 Director of Mission Stewart Kerr talks about the initiatives by our Mission Partners and organizations in the community in response to the difficulties faced by our neighbors due to COVID-19. The First Pres COVID Fund supports the following initiatives: “Four Fellow Families” through Family Services of Lake County, Curt’s Cafe, PADS Lake County, Mano …

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