Fall Backpack and School Supply Drive: The Board of Deacons and our congregation will once again be providing needed school supplies for our August Mobile Food Pantry guests, students at Hope Presbyterian Church in Chicago, and Waukegan to College students. We pray that our congregation will make it possible for these students to have a great start to the school year. The average cost to supply one child with a backpack and school supplies is approximately $25. Please pick up an envelope from the pew and give generously.
Bob Orth: A service of witness to the resurrection for Bob Orth will be held this Friday, July, 26 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. in the Narthex. Following the service, there will be a reception in Fellowship Hall.
Food Faith & Fellowship: Kids and families, please sign up to join us on Sunday, August 4 from 4-5:30 p.m.at Independence Grove for Food, Faith and Fellowship. FFF is for the whole family (kids, parents, and even grandparents). We’ll get together for a meal, ponder a Bible story together, and take part in a hands-on activity for the whole family.
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Parent Parties: These adult-only gatherings have two simple but important goals. First (and most importantly), they're meant to be opportunities to get to know some other parents at First Pres-for us to be intentional about building our Christian community. And second, these gatherings will be a chance for our new leadership team to share a little bit about our emerging vision for ministry with children and families at First Pres and get some feedback from you. Sign up for one of these gatherings now!
August 8 | 6:30-8pm | Tacos El Norte (Libertyville)
August 11 | 11:15am-12:30pm | Fellowship Hall at First Pres (*childcare provided)
August 17 | 7-8:30pm | Jennie and Mike Bucciero's home (Libertyville) Kids Summer Reading
Young Adult Group: Young adults from First Pres are gathering about once a week this summer to build community while we share good food, serve our neighbors, and have fun together. If you might be interested in joining us, let Pastor Ryan know and he'll add you to the GroupMe group.
All Church Picnic: Come to our All Church Picnic in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 18 to hear about and see photos from the JHF and SHF summer trips. This week, 18 high school students and five adults from our congregation are in Texas for the SHF mission trip. They’re staying in a church and working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts near Corpus Christi. Please keep them in your prayers.
Summer Church Wide Book Read - The Secret Message of Jesus It's not too late to join in on our church-wide summer book read-The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren. Over these next few weeks, we're sharing our thoughts and questions with each other in an online forum, and then we'll get together in person on August 11 for some lunch and discussion. Read more about the book and order a copy here. Then sign up here to let us know you're in and we'll send you info on how to access the online discussion forum.
Last Chance for the Party Paloozas! Sign up today in the office for a gourmet Champagne Brunch on Sunday, Aug. 18 at the home of Lisa and Raj Mehta. They are also hosting a Euchre Party on Saturday, Aug. 24 and need a few more players. All proceeds support Lake County non-profit organizations.
Launch Party: Don’t miss the Launch Party and program fair on Sunday, August 25. This year’s kickoff to the fall program year features food trucks, bounce houses, a face painter, and lawn games!
Labor of Love: Join us for a Labor of Love on Sunday, Sept. 1 as First Pres leaves the building and goes out into the community to help our neighbors. More details coming soon!
Charter Day Celebration and Luncheon: Join us for our Charter Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Sept. 8. RSVP for the luncheon
Caregiver Support Group: Join us in in Room 202 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. after worship on July 28. 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.