The Caregiver Support Group meets Sunday, September 15 from 11:15 AM to 12:30 p.m. in Room 202. Anyone caring for someone with a chronic illness is invited to attend. Please be assured your concerns will be handled in a safe, loving and confidential environment. For more information please contact Rosemary Monahan.
Inquirers’ Class: Are you Interested in joining First Pres or just want to learn more about what it means to be a Presbyterian? We’re meeting on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:45 a.m.—11 a.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11:15 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Please call the office or email Michelle to sign up.
PADS Fund Drive: On Sunday, September 15 the Deacon Board is asking for your financial support for PADS. Please consider donating a gift card in any amount from Jewel, Mariano’s, Target or Wal-Mart. Cash or checks made out to First Presbyterian Church (with “PADS” in the memo line) are also welcome. These contributions will fund groceries and other supplies needed to keep our PADS shelter in operation.
Lunch Bunch: Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. for lunch and a presentation by storyteller Barry Bradford on our country’s First Ladies, starting with Martha Washington. Cost for lunch is $8. Sign up in the church office or by calling 847-362-2174.
Theology on Tap: Gather over some appetizers and a craft beer, soda, or glass of wine for some conversation about the church and the world—how we think about our faith as Christians in relation to relevant and challenging issues of today like climate change, immigration, or LGBT inclusion. Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month (beginning September 22) from 4-5:30 p.m. in the ‘Royal Room’ at O’Toole’s in Libertyville. Sign up here and receive monthly updates about upcoming gatherings, discussion topics, and some digital resources on the topics.
SALT: A Day at Royal Oak Farm Orchard: Women of all ages are invited to join our SALT activity group on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard, Illinois. They have over 17,000 trees with over 30 varieties from which to pick. The farm also grows pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash and features the country's first apple tree maze. We plan to have lunch in their Country Kitchen Restaurant. And we'll stop by their bakery for their famous fresh apple cider donuts as well as visit their gift shop and fudge shop -- not to be missed! Contact: Julie Snydacker
Women’s Fall Retreat: Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. for the Women’s Fall Retreat at University of St. Mary’s of the Lake in Mundelein. The theme is Hummingbirds & Hawks: God’s Wind Beneath our Wings — Where Curiosity and Passion meet. The Early Bird rate is $30. Sign up today.
Saturday Morning Scholars: On Saturday, Sept. 28 we’re kicking off our Saturday Morning Scholars series with The Beginning of Difference, featuring The Rev. Dr. Ted Hiebert, who teaches at McCormick Seminary. Join us from 9 a.m.—12 p.m. in Social Hall to discuss what guidance the Bible’s texts on difference might give us for living in a diverse world. Sign up here
Chapel Seating: There will be a meeting in the Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 29 following worship for a conversation about discussions to update seating in the Chapel.
Action required for anyone who breathes: Two local firms are emitting a known carcinogen called Ethylene Oxide (EtO). Efforts by local agencies and the public are underway to require monitoring, testing, and ensuring compliance, as the levels of EtO in our air have been dangerously high. Please stop by the Earth Care Team’s table in Social Hall after worship for more information, including a letter you can send to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.