May 1 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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May 1 2020

Mission Food Depot

UPDATED MAY 6, 2020: Watch this video to see the impact of your donations to Beacon Place through our Food Depot. We continue to do weekly pick-ups of supplies to contribute to Beacon Place’s efforts in distributing necessities to the community, so we encourage you to keep dropping off donations when you can! If you …

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May 1 2020

May’s Pastor Message

Dear First Pres. Family & Friends, I awoke this morning to a greening world, softly watered by rivulets of rain, its steady patter punctuated by the clear call of a chickadee.  The familiar sound of the Metra pulling into Lake Forest told me it was 6:24 am.  Spring is here, and “all is well with …

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Apr 29 2020

First Pres Pen Pals

As a way to connect across the congregation, no matter your age, and to hear stories from each other, we are starting a Pen Pal ministry. Please sign up below! Once you sign up, we will match you with someone in the congregation. Our hope is that you will exchange letters or drawings with your …

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Apr 1 2020

Response to COVID-19

Caring for Each Other As new cases of Coronavirus continues to be diagnosed in Chicagoland, we want you to be aware of the steps we are taking to ensure our church and community continues to be as safe and healthy a place as possible. Actions we are taking around the church Regularly disinfecting all high-touch …

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Apr 1 2020

May Rummage Sale Postponed

Due to COVID-19, the May 2 Rummage Sale is postponed for the safety of the workers, shoppers, and the community. Be on the lookout for further details!
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Mar 9 2020

The Daybreakers

Borrowing from Louis L’Amour’s epic Westerns, Daybreakers is a new opportunity for men at First Presbyterian Church every Thursday at 6:00 AM in the South Parlor. Pastor Clint will lead a men’s Bible Study for discussion, fellowship and prayer. Donuts and coffee will be provided! Very little preparation will be required other than reading the …

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Mar 9 2020

Lent 2020: Uncertainty

The spiritual season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26 and concludes on Easter Sunday, April 12. With all the uncertainty in the world today, First Pres will be addressing this uncertainty through the ministry of Jesus and through his own relationship to the Father. Using Magrey R. deVega’s Embracing the Uncertain as a study guide, …

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Mar 9 2020

Are you ready to Go and Serve?

The Dakota Partnership 2020 Mission Trip Join Pastor Clint and Pastor Kristie on a mission to serve Native American children and their families with the Gospel in word and action. From June 20–26, our Pastors will join with other Presbyterians and friends across Chicagoland to journey to Sisseton, South Dakota, home of the Wahpeton Sioux …

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Mar 9 2020

Being Good Neighbors in a Red-Blue Land: Courageous Conversations

How can we connect with neighbors and family across party lines? What shall we do to help heal a divided nation and mend a fractured Christian church in America? We could start by sitting our Red, Blue, and purple political selves in a room together for a good chat. Courageous Conversations help us talk with one …

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