We joyfully embrace the transformative love of Christ, fostering connections that transcend barriers. We are a community of hope and discipleship that strives to celebrate and empower every person to flourish in the light of God's love.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville. Our prayer is that you will find a spiritual home here; a home where the love and presence of Jesus Christ are experienced as we gather in community to worship God. We worship together, in-person and online, every Sunday at 10 a.m., seeking to focus our hearts and minds on God's Word. I can be contacted by clicking here!
Pastor Brian Paulson
WORKING TOWARD A BETTER GOAL
Growing in faith is a lifelong process, evolving as we experience more life, as we face more challenges, as we see more evidence of God's mercy, grace, and love. We offer a variety of ways to live and grow in faithful community with one another.
Children are always learning, absorbing, and sorting what they've taken in. Our Christian education programs are designed to offer them foundations of faith in ways that invite questions and make connections as they create and build their relationships with God and one another. To help bring their faith beyond the walls of the church, we offer a variety of ways for families to incorporate discussions on faith into their daily lives.
We are located at 219 W. Maple Ave. (corner of Maple and Douglas) in downtown Libertyville, Illinois. The Sanctuary entrance is on Douglas Ave. and the Chapel entrance is on Maple Ave.
On weekdays, please use the "Office Entrance" on Douglas Ave. Press the doorbell and you will be buzzed in by someone in the office.
What time is service?
10 AM on Sunday. Most weeks we have two services the happen at the same time: Traditional Worship in our large Sanctuary and Contemporary Worship in our smaller Chapel. About once a month, we combine both styles into one large worship service in our Sanctuary.
Where do I park?
We have plenty of parking available on Sunday mornings in the parking lots on Maple and Douglas. There is also a public parking garage that you can access from Maple Ave. if the parking lots are full! Handicap parking is available in all parking lots. View the parking lot map.
Is there something for my children?
During the school year, we have Sunday School during worship. Childcare is available for ages 4 and under in our nursery and preschool rooms. Kids come to worship at 10 a.m. with their parents and are excused to go to Sunday School after the Children's Message. Additional information can be found here. In the summer, children remain in worship and are provided Worship Kits so they can follow along with the service.
How can I watch an online worship service?
Our worship services are livestreamed on Sunday mornings at 10 AM on our YouTube channel. Past worship services can be viewed here.
How can I reach a pastor?
Contact a Pastor: Caring for one another in the name of Jesus Christ is at the heart of our ministry here at First Pres. This caring comes with many titles and faces to accompany but, at the center of it all, is the injunction from our Lord to be a caregiver in the manner of Jesus' own ministry. The pastors are open and available to speak with anyone wishing to be heard. Depending upon the need and urgency, a referral can also be made to a Stephen Minister, to a Deacon or an Elder, or to one of the local area social services.
A pastor of the church is available to members for emergencies 24 hours a day by calling 847-367-6460. In addition, the church voicemail system is equipped to direct you toward pastoral care in emergencies. Ministers are available for pastoral emergencies over the weekend via the Pastoral Emergency line which the church voicemail system is equipped to direct you toward.
What does a typical service look Like?
Well, it depends if you're in the Sanctuary or Chapel. Our Sanctuary service has a traditional feel with hymns, an organist and a full choir. The Chapel service is more casual and features contemporary music and musicians playing guitar, bass, drums and other instruments. About once a month, we combine both services into one and you'll see a mix of both styles on those Sundays. Click here to learn more about the structure of our worship services.
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How can I connect with a Stephen Minister?
Pastors will always be on the frontlines of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for on-going, one-to-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who are trained and equipped to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Learn more about how you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister.