We have a busy day of activities here at First Pres. If you’ve signed up for the Advent Workshop, please join us in Fellowship Hall following worship. Other events today include:
Caregiver Support Group will meet at 11:15 a.m. in Room 202. This is a safe, supportive and confidential place to share your concerns, ask questions, and seek guidance both for your loved ones and for yourself. Contact Rosemary Monahan with any questions.
Theology on Tap at 4 p.m. in the Royale Room at O’Toole’s in Libertyville.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at 4 p.m. at Advocate Condell Centre Club.
First Light: A Service of Hope & Healing at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. The Rev. Amy Heinrich and our Stephen Ministers will lead this comforting, contemplative and reassuring worship celebration.
Thanksgiving Hours: The building will close at noon on Thursday, Nov. 28 and will not be open on Friday, Nov. 29. Join us at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 for Hanging of the Greens.
Giving Trees: The Board of Deacons’ Giving Trees are up in the Sanctuary and the Chapel narthexes. The trees are decorated with gift tags specifying gift wishes for children and families in need. Your individual gifts (in the $25 to $30 range) will bring a joyful Christmas to recipients. We will happily accept gifts through noon Sunday, December 8, but they must be in by the Sunday deadline or our recipients won’t receive their gifts. Please note: each gift tag indicates whether or not gifts should be wrapped. Whether you wrap or not, please be sure to return gifts with the gift tag securely attached. Questions? Please contact Kevin Henderson.
Advent Wreath Lighting: We are looking for volunteers to be part of this lovely holiday tradition! Families, couples and individuals who would like to light the candles on our Advent wreaths during worship are invited to put their names on the schedule. Stop in the church office or email Amanda Rau.
Poinsettias: Honor a loved one with a Christmas Eve poinsettia! Place your order here or stop by the church office to place your order no later than December 8. You may bring your poinsettia it home after the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service, pick it up after Dec. 26 or donate for it for pastoral care. The cost is $12 per plant.
Trivia Night: Tickets for Trivia Night 2020 are on sale today in Fellowship Hall following worship. You may also purchase tickets here.
Save the Date: The Women’s Overnight Retreat is back! Join us at The Ridge Resort in Lake Geneva on Friday, Feb. 21– Saturday, Feb. 22. Our guest speaker is the Rev. Shawna Bowman. Registration opens soon!