Sunday School ClassesCrib & Care, Toddlers – Nursery2–5-year-olds – Room 105K-3rd Grade (’16-’17) — Start in worship. Dismissed to Room 2054th Grade (’16-17’) and older — Remain in worship.(All ages & grades are as of September 1, 2017)
Midweek Adult Education Offerings
Wednesday Morning Breakfast & Bible Study Group7 a.m. Breakfast • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Bible Study in Fellowship Hall. Please join us as we continue to “Make the Road by Walking” this summer with the Rev. Amy Heinrich Wednesday mornings in Social Hall. Come as often as you are able. New participants are always welcome!
The Power of Prayer“Pray for One Another” ~James 5:16 Please contact the church office with joys and concerns no matter how great or small. We, your church family, want to share your concerns and celebrate your joys so call us at 847-362-2174 even if you do not want to be added to the prayer chain or put in the prayer box. Thank you. If you wish to be added as a member of the First Pres Prayer Chains or have questions, please contact: The Rev. Amy Heinrich at 847-362-2174 or Lennie Blair – at 847-362-2174 Contact Lennie or use the Prayer Request Form
Have you taken advantage of the “Sunday Saint” standing on the side of the chancel? That’s a Stephen Minister. You can receive “on-the-spot” care and share your burden. If you feel you need privacy, just ask the Stephen Minister to step out of the sanctuary or chapel area to share your prayer concern or need. Know, too, that whatever you share, whatever you pray about is confidential.
Stephen Ministers Are Ready to Care for You! Stephen Ministers are members of First Pres who have been through extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are experiencing a difficult time. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists. If you or someone you know is hurting, find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with one of our Stephen Leaders. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God's love and care into your life.
Sunday, August 20All-Church Picnic. Join us immediately following worship in Social Hall for this fun annual event! Enjoy delicious picnic food courtesy of our Board of Deacons and hear inspirational stories from our Senior High students about their summer mission trips.
Flood Damage at our Church— The rains last month that caused a “State of Emergency” in the Village of Libertyville seriously impacted our facilities. Our Fellowship Hall, Choir Room, and Youth Lounge were most severely affected, but the Christian Education wing was also impacted. A flood restoration company has been employed and, together with our staff and volunteers, we are taking stock of damage and cleaning up. Please keep our officers and staff in prayer as we address the damage. Further information will be provided as assessments are completed.
Share Your Flooding Concerns – We are aware that many members have been swamped (literally) by the recent floods. As the extent of damage is being tallied, we are aware this may be overwhelming. Please visit a Stephen Minister for prayer after worship. Or call a member of our pastoral staff to help think out ways we can offer assistance. Our Deacons have some restricted funds available for members in crisis and our pastoral team can help assess if this is something you need. For smaller household recovery projects, our “fix-it” crew is available to help. Call the church office and we have a list of contacts and resources in the community that can help address your concerns. We give thanks that our God is greater than any challenge we ever face.
Rev. Roberta to Retire on October 8. Rev. Roberta Dodds Ingersoll will be retiring from her position as Associate Pastor for Christian Formation effective October 8, 2017. The Session has received her notice with sorrow, but with gratitude for her faithful service. A letter from Roberta should have arrived in member homes along with a letter from the Session. A search for an Interim Associate Pastor is beginning. Let us share our gratitude with Roberta in the coming weeks ahead!
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