Sunday, August 26, 2018 — Teacher Training. All children & youth teachers/leaders please plan to join us in the Conference Room following worship next week.
Sunday, September 9, 2018 — Rally Day! Our annual celebration of the start-up of programs, Sunday school, choirs and more! Outdoor worship; block party-style picnic lunch! Save the Date!
Saturday & Sunday, September 15, 16, 2018 — Inquirers’ Class. Want to learn more about First Pres? Join us at our next class. Find more information or contact Michelle Groenke
Saturday, September 15, 2018 — The Parents of Young Adults Ministry plans social events and service projects where members connect, have fun & share their experiences of either being an empty nester or of facing the challenges of a young adult still living at home. Our kick-off event of the season will be a picnic at the home of Ruth and Fred Schneider at 1221 Oak Trail Dr., Libertyville from 6-9 p.m. Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided. Please bring your own drinks & indicate what side or dessert you’d like to provide. Please RSVP by September 9 to Ruth.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 — Women’s Retreat at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Click here to register or stop in the church office. $20 Early Bird rate/$25 after September 9.
Children & Youth Ministry News
Summer Sunday School through Grade 5 concludes today with a return of one of our previous visitors. Do you know what the Golden Rule is? Our visitor will be talking about it and we will have some fun learning about this special rule. We will continue to have Sunday School and Childcare for children through Kindergarten the next two weeks. First through Fifth Grades will attend worship.
Regular Sunday School will begin for all children through fifth grade on September 9th, Rally Day. Please stop by the CE rack today and get a registration form to fill out. If your child attended VBS you have already filled out this form. During the week, you can also stop by the church office and obtain the form or you can download it online and bring it in. Thank you.
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.
The All-Church Picnic! Did you travel with us this summer? Plan to come to the picnic after worship for lunch and to share a meaningful moment from Italy, St. Louis, or Montreat!
Confirmation Retreat: August 24-25 We’re finalizing our class roster for the Fall & we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s class! Our year kicks off with a Confirmation Retreat to Covenant Harbor camp in Lake Geneva. The cost of the retreat is $170. All registered class participants should have received an email with complete details. If you’re a rising 8th-grader and haven’t received the email but want to participate, it’s not too late! Please contact the church office at 847-362-2174 or Vicky.
Find out more about FPC Youth Programs, scheduled events and more under the YOUTH dropdown tab on our website. Contact: Rev. Kara Smith-Laubenstein, Assoc. Pastor, Youth Ministry. or 847-362-2174
Sunday, August 19
You’re invited to come to Social Hall after worship for the annual All-Church Picnic celebrating our youth summer trips. Hear our students share their stories from their trips to Montreat, Italy & St. Louis, while enjoying a delicious lunch provided by the Board of Deacons Hospitality Ministry
Visit our Facebook page or join our First Pres Facebook Group to see the fantastic photos from VBS and our SHF Service Trip to Italy.
Sign up today!! Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, presented by Bill Chapman, is coming to First Pres in September. Details
The First Pres Stewardship Committee recently had the Presbyterian Foundation complete an assessment of our church’s finances, stewardship and generosity. We learned that while our church celebrates stewardship as an essential element of discipleship, there are additional ways for us to further cultivate a culture of generosity. Please join the Stewardship Committee as we prayerfully consider how to lead our church to a more joyful and generous future.
Centering Prayer — Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Room during the summer, join us for Centering Prayer in order to …find simplicity, silence, & stillness.
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.
Flower Donations — Please consider signing up for a flower dedication. We still have many open spots on our Flower Chart now through the end of the year. As you may know, commemorative donations are our only source of revenue for our Sunday flowers. The flower chart is located in the church office. $40 per arrangement. Fill out a card when you sign up or you may send an email to Juli.
Earth Care Team Eco-Tip — How much difference can one person make? If you think that your recycling doesn't matter much, think again. The average American generates about 4.3 pounds of waste PER DAY. 55% goes into the landfill. That’s enough "stuff" to cover the space occupied by you and five friends on the beach. Reduce consumption, Reuse what you already have, Recycle what you can't reuse. The earth thanks you.
Stay in Touch with your First Pres family! Have you recently moved? Dropped your landline? Changed your email address? Let us know & we’ll update our records! Call the church office at 847-362-2174 or email us with your new contact information. Thank you!From the Library Staff — The church library has a number of titles that have been “borrowed” from the library, and have now been adrift for some time. Please take a few moments to check around, and if you have borrowed any materials from the library, please make an effort to usher them home. There is a "Book Returns" bin on a shelf just inside the library door. Thank you!
upcoming worship schedule
Sunday, August 26Plant Your Vineyard — The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson — Isaiah 65:17-25; John 15:1-5
10:00 a.m. Worship — SanctuaryRebecca Nelson & Gini Baker, sopranos
10:00 a.m. Worship — Chapel The Chapel Music Team
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