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Nov 24 2020

Plansoen Scholar Highlight: Jamari Tansmore

Greetings FPC! I pray you all remain well and in good health during these trivial times – both today and always. As the pandemic is surging – it is really easy for me to begin feeling like nothing has being going on in regards to my personal life, due to a vast majority of it …

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Nov 20 2020

Devotion: November 20, 2020

 “…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are rooted and grounded in love.” -Ephesians 3:17 Dear Friends, As I write to you today, the coronavirus continues to rise up–while hospital beds continue to go down.  Our Governors are increasing their efforts to slow down the spread of the virus. And the …

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Nov 19 2020

Joy Ride: Advent Scavenger Hunt

  Everyone will stay in their cars for the duration of the event to ensure the safety of all participants.   Would you like to be one of our Joy Ride Scavenger Hunt stops? No homes or yards will be damaged in the event! If you would like to participate as one of our stops, …

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Nov 17 2020

Plansoen Scholar Highlight: Chantel Smith

Hello to everyone at FPC. I hope you are healthy and well.  Since we’ve last met, I’ve been focusing on a few key areas in my life. School is always my priority and it is going very well. I was nervous about the online format for a while, but I have adjusted, and I think …

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Nov 16 2020

Longest Night Taize

We have a tradition of gathering on the longest night, when there are more hours of darkness than light.  It’s a time to come together for prayers and laments, to mourn the losses and griefs of the year, to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives, as well as for …

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Nov 13 2020

18th Annual Women’s Christmas Tea

Monday, December 7, 7:00 PM via Zoom   We are taking our annual Women’s Christmas Tea online! This year’s Women’s Christmas Tea Mission Partner is Mano a Mano. Mano a Mano’s mission is to empower immigrant families to become full participants in their community. Their vision is an integrated community where everyone has access to …

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Nov 12 2020

Plansoen Scholar Highlight: Angela Addante

Salutations friends and families of FPC, I hope that you are staying happy, healthy, and holy during these often confusing and difficult times. I send my love to each and every one of you reading this and pray that you find contentment and spiritual satisfaction to empower you and your loved ones. It is times …

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Nov 12 2020

Advent 2020

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 dtometz@firstchurchlf.org. 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 …

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Nov 12 2020

Advent Study 2020: Light of the World

This Advent, along with First Presbyterian Churches of Deerfield, Libertyville and Arlington Heights, we explore biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus through Amy-Jill Levine’s book Light of the World. You can join one or all four Zoom discussions from each church through the four weeks of Advent. To purchase a copy …

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Nov 6 2020

Weekly Devotion: November 6, 2020

“The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.” -Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 4:26-27)   Friday, November 6th I awoke early this morning along with millions of other Americans after …

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