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We’re celebrating our 150th Anniversary in 2019

On September 7, 1869, the Civil War barely over, a group of 15 men and women of the Presbyterian faith decided to organize in Libertyville. The vision then and now remains to share a life in Christ. To honor the faith we have inherited from those who have gone before and to look forward to passing that faith to others today and in the future, we are planning a year-long celebration in 2019. Come join with others in witness to what God has done here at First Presbyterian Church. Let’s Remember, Reflect and Connect with this milestone in our congregation’s journey. See the 150th Anniversary page.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 — 150th Anniversary Kick-off. We’re celebrating our150th Anniversary in 2019. Join us immediately following worship in Fellowship Hall for food, fellowship and the big reveal of our plans for the year!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 — Lunch Bunch with Dorothy Roderick. Join us at noon on January 15 for a catered lunch and a presentation by Dorothy Roderick on Why We Quilt.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — Our PADS homeless shelter in Fellowship Hall needs help on Wednesday morning from 5 a.m. — 7 a.m.  This is our breakfast and clean-up shift. We’re very happy to train new volunteers and you will work along side at least one experienced volunteer to show you the ropes. You can sign up here or contact Dave Marsden for more details.  

Friday, January 18, 2019 — Parents of College Students & Young Adults “Game Night” at the home of Mary and Matt Kovatch. Please RSVP to Ruth Schneider. Bring a snack/dessert and your favorite game. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 19, 2019 — Mobile Food Pantry at 8 a.m. in Social Hall.

Sunday, January 20 & 27, 2019 — PADS CLOTHING DRIVE - Deacons will collect new clothing for our PADS shelter on Jan. 20 & 27. Seeking men’s white crewneck t-shirts (M/L/XL); boxer briefs & crew socks (all sizes); women’s sports bras, underwear & leggings (all sizes); kids underwear (all sizes); unisex sweatpants and long underwear sets (all sizes). Kindly drop donations in the narthex. Thank you!

Sunday, January 20, 2019 — “Starting Point” Small Group — Are you interested in trying out a small group? “Starting Point” is an 8-week small group beginning on January 20. The group will meet at the church after worship on Sundays at 11:15 a.m. for an hour of sharing, prayer, and community-building. Sign up here, or contact Pastor Ryan for more details.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — Conversations that Matter. The old adage goes: “Never discuss religion or politics in polite conversation.” But we’re out to prove that we can have respectful conversations about topics we often disagree about and that they’ll grow us together instead of dividing us. Join us for four weeks as we practice respectful dialogue on immigration, guns, and politics. We’ll gather on Wednesday nights in Fellowship Hall from 7-8:30 p.m. from January 23-February 13. Sign up here.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 — Enjoy a delicious dinner and support SHF summer trips to Texas and North Carolina. Purchase tickets

Saturday, February 9, 2019 — Trivia Night! Don’t miss this evening of fun and fundraising to support Lake County nonprofit organizations, featuring dinner, drinks, trivia and a live auction at the Libertyville Civic Center. Early Bird tickets pricing ends after Jan. 13, so purchase your tickets today. 

Faith@Home for Families. Does your family want to become more intentional in your faith practices at home? We’re looking for 8-10 families with Pre K-5th grade children to participate in “Faith@Home” — a one-month family devotional practice during February. Learn more or sign up.

SHF families – registration is OPEN for the first annual SHF Ski Trip on Monday January 21st. Registration forms are available in the office and were sent out in the weekly email. Registrations are due January 6th.

2019 Flower Dedications

Consider signing up for a flower dedication! We have spots open throughout all of 2019. As you may or may not know, commemorative donations are our only source of revenue for our Sunday flowers. Please consider signing up for open spots in January and February when we typically have fewer donations. The flower chart is located in the church office. $40 per arrangement. Fill out a card when you sign up or you may email your request.

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