Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — Trinity Professor Scott Manetsch finishes a 2-week series, The Reformation: Overview of People & Events. Held in the Conference Room from 7-8:30 p.m., Professor Manetsch will help us explore Luther’s spiritual journey, his reformation discovery, and his controversial legacy to the present. Questions? Contact the church office.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 — Fall Senior Luncheon. Please join us for a worship service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paulson and Deacon Denise Kaar along with special musical guests. Communion will be shared. Following the service, we will enjoy lunch together in our sunny Social Hall with entertainment from John Chambers plus two of the Red Rose Choir groups. Please contact the church office at 847-362-2174 / or email by October 23 for more information or if you need transportation.
Wear Red to Worship Next Week! Red is the color of Reformation & next Sunday, Oct 29, we’ll celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany—an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 — Blood Drive. Have you ever donated blood in the past? Do you know that each donation can save three lives? Please consider participating and make a difference! Come to the Blood Drive on Sunday, October 29. This time, we will hold it at the Mobile Unit, which will be parked in the Visitors’ Lot on Douglas. To schedule your appointment, contact LifeSource at 877-543-3768, register at www.lifesource.org or contact Chris Fry. Appointments are recommended to help LifeSource Staff facilitate the process.
Monday, October 30, 2017 — Deadline to register for the Annual Men’s Fall Retreat! The retreat will be held at Covenant Harbor on Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11 with Rev. Lee Hinson-Hasty leading us on the topic of Vocational Clarity: Discovering God's Purpose for Our Lives. Meals and lodging are included in the registration fee and there will be time for fellowship and relaxation. Come meet other men from our church family. Friends are always welcome! Details & registration.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 — L.I.F.T.: Dividing Theological Issues, with Rev. Brian Paulson, Rev. Matthew Smith-Laubenstein, and Fr. Thomas A. Baima! Various theological issues have divided Protestants from Catholics as well as created division within Protestantism itself. Participants will be invited to consider:
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, 2017 — The Annual Men’s Fall Retreat will be held at Covenant Harbor and Lee Hinson-Hasty will lead the men on the topic of Vocational Clarity: Discovering God's Purpose for Our Lives. Meals and lodging are included in the registration fee and there will be time for fellowship and relaxation. Come meet other men from our church family. Friends are always welcome! Details & registration.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 — Feed My Starving Children Packing Event with PCS/YA. Enjoy this opportunity to serve with other parents of young adults at FMSC from 7-9:00 p.m.. But first, let’s gather for dinner and fellowship at Marty and Dave Gibbons’ home from 4:30–6:30 p.m. Bring $10 per person to the Gibbons’ home for food ordered in from Portillos. BYOB. Please register for a spot at FMSC’s website: Step 1) Go to fmsc.org Step 2) SCROLL DOWNandclick on View Permanent Site Events Step 3) Scroll down, click on Join a Group Step 4) Search by Group name First Pres PCS/YA OR by Group Number 1211525. We’ve reserved 30 spots. Questions? Contact Susan Henning.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 — First Light: A Service of Hope & Healing. The First Light Worship Service will be in the First Pres Chapel at 6 p.m. The Rev. Amy Heinrich will lead this comforting, contemplative and reassuring worship celebration. Worshippers will have the opportunity to light candles for themselves, others and the world, visibly demonstrating the light of peace offered by our loving God. Music, scripture, readings, prayers and the sharing of Communion will draw us further into His light. We hope you will join us for this beautiful, contemplative worship celebration.
Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 — Women’s Retreat at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva. Winds of the Spirit: The Reforming, Transforming Power of God, led by the Rev. Melanie Hammond Clark. Join the women of First Pres for a weekend of encouragement, inspiration and transformation as we explore how God speaks to us through art, music, and movement. Register TODAY for Early Bird pricing: