Sunday, April 22
Please join us for our annual Eco Fair in Social Hall immediately following worship. We’ll also be celebrating the newest members to our congregation during that time! upcoming EventsTuesday, April 24, 2018 — The Cuba Partners Mission Team Meeting will meet in the Conference Room at 7 p.m. to go over the topics covered in the Chicago Presbytery Cuba Partners retreat and to plan for the year ahead. We welcome anybody to join us! Please contact Anna Groebe if you will be attending. Full details.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 — The Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary following worship, for the purpose of electing church officers. Find more information here.
Saturday, May 5, 2018— Please join the Earth Care Team for a church-wide habitat restoration project from 9 a.m. until noon at St. Francis Woods, located just north of and adjacent to Independence Grove. All ages welcome. Please contact John Chambers to sign up or for more information.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 — Deacons Blood Drive from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. You’re encouraged to pre-register online at www. Lifesource.org (group code #774C) or contact Chris Fry. Additional information.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — S.A.L.T. Tour of the Long Grove Confectionary. All women are invited! Find more information on this outing or contact Betsy Davison.
Children & Youth Ministry News
CHILDREN — Sunday School – Our lesson today is The Holy Spirit.
Visit the Children’s Booth at the Eco Fair today. Children will be on hand to tell you about our Heifer mission project. You can also register for VBS or volunteer to help with our children’s programs. You can also find out more information and register here or email Carol
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Find out more about children’s Sunday School, scheduled events and more under the CHILDREN tab at the top of the page. Contact: Carol Boyce, Coordinator for Christian Education.
Youth -Confirmation Sign-Ups! Confirmation is a time for students to explore their faith together in fellowship with others. First Presbyterian Church invites all 8th grade students to join us for Confirmation. Registration materials are available in the church office. Questions can be directed to Rev. Kara.
YOUTH — There is NO JHF Sunday, April 22 (due to the AWOL retreat). See you next Sunday, April 29 for GORGON!!! Italy Participants: there will be a student meeting and service project NEXT SUNDAY, April 29 from 11:30 a.m.-3:00.p.m.
Find out more about FPC Youth Programs, scheduled events and more under the YOUTH tab at the top of the page. Contact: Rev. Kara Smith-Laubenstein, Assoc. Pastor, Youth Ministry.
Opportunities for service
P.A.D.S. — Tuesday is our final night of the ‘17-‘18 season for our PADS site until we resume in October. Volunteer needs are: 11 p.m.-3 a.m. & 5-7a.m. shifts. Can you help? Sign up to help at our shelter site by clicking here or contact Dave Marsden.
Women’s Summer Bible Study — All women are invited to join us on Wed. evenings or Thurs. mornings for 6 weeks beginning June 20. Registration and book orders have begun in the church office. For complete details on the 1 Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree click here. Questions? Contact Betsy Davison.
Centering Prayer — Every Tuesday evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Room (210), join us for Centering Prayer in order to…Awaken to your own essential goodness.
We’re Praying for You — Our pastoral staff invites you to join us in prayer via Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m. on Monday mornings. Find additional information.
Cabaret Show to benefit First Pres music department — David Edelfelt will be performing his one-man show at First Pres on Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. Stop by Social Hall after worship today or the church office during the week for more information and/or to purchase tickets.
Alzheimers & Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month after worship. Learn more. Earth Care Team Eco-Tip — Single Use Plastic Facts for Earth Day: Only 1% of plastic bags are returned for recycling. All that waste can be eliminated by switching to reusable shopping bags. Read the rest of the story.
In Our Community
Friese Financial Advocates, Inc. is holding a free "Shredding Day" at their office on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-noon for anyone interested. Questions? Call Mark at FFA.
upcoming Worship Schedule
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Knowing Jesus — The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson— Psalm 23
9:45 a.m. Worship — Chapel —The Chapel Music Team 10:00 a.m. Worship — Sanctuary — Brass & Youth Bells; Junior/Senior High Choir Sunday’s 10 a.m. Sanctuary services are available here as well as on our YouTube channel.
The previous week’s Sanctuary service may be viewed on cable at the following times:Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Channel 17, Comcast – Libertyville, Waukegan, ZionWednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 4, Comcast – Vernon Hills
Church HoursMonday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m-9:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m-9:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The church office hours of operation are from 9:00 - 5:00 M-F