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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.

Preparing for New Life: Lenten E-Devotions 

Throughout Lent, members of our congregation will offer daily devotions that connect scripture, personal reflection, and prayer. You are invited to write and/or receive these daily devotions. If you’d like to volunteer to write one, you can sign up here or contact Pastor Ryan. If you’d like to receive the daily devotions by email during Lent, you can sign up here or in the church office.


Easter Flowers— Every year we share Easter Joy with those amongst our congregation who have experienced loss of loved ones, jobs, those who are having difficult times, or just unable to be with us in worship. We deliver Easter flowers to them. Would you like to participate in this ministry of compassion and love? Please call the office or email Lennie Blair.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, March 24 — Caregiver Support Group will meet in Room 203 from 11:15 a.m. —12:30 p.m. All who are caring for someone with a chronic illness are invited to attend. Be assured your concerns will be handled with care and confidentiality. For more information, please contact Rosemary Monahan.

Tuesday, March 26 — PADS. Our PADS homeless shelter could use your help this week. Many of our regular volunteers are away for Spring Break and we are short on volunteers for set up on Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and for clean up on Wednesday from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.  You can sign up here.  

Thursday, April 4 — Senior Balance & Flexibility.  Register in the church office for this four week class with fitness instructor Angi Chamberlain. The class will meet from 11 a.m.—12 p.m. in Social Hall. 

Wednesday, April 10 — SALT. Join the Women’s SALT group for a tour of Dawes Mansion in Evanston, followed by lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Contact Betsy Davison for more information. 

Sunday, April 14 — Palm Sunday. As we remember the last week of Jesus’ life and wait for Easter, we invite you to gather in Fellowship Hall immediately after worship to witness live, interactive scenes of Holy Week. Kids get a front row seat!

Saturday, April 20 — Men’s Ministry Service Project at Oriole Grove Forest Preserve. Join us for a morning of fellowship and service. We’ll gather for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Liberty restaurant in Libertyville and then meet at Oriole Grove Forest Preserve at 250 Rockland Rd. in Lake Bluff to work from 9 a.m.—12 p.m. Sign-up online or in the church office. Work gloves will be provided. Contact Ken Weller for more information.

Saturday, April 21 — Easter Worship at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Saturday April 27 -  Music for Many is back!  Save money Early Bird tickets are on sale now! We have a great lineup of performers for the April 27 event and some fabulous items in the auction, including beautiful art pieces, special events, Party Paloozas, and much more.  Are you interested in performing? Please contact Judy Brame. Additional information

Saturday, May 4 — Men’s Ministry Canoe Trip. Save the date for a Men’s Ministry canoe outing on the Fox River. Children ages 8 and up are welcome to join their dads on this outing. More information coming soon!

Deacon/Elder Nominations are underway

If you are aware of a member of our congregation who would make an excellent Deacon or Elder, or you yourself would be interested, the Congregational Nominating Committee would love to hear from you! Nomination forms are located in the church office as well as in both narthexes. 

Earth Care Team Eco-Tip:

Come enjoy the annual Green Living Fair on March 16 from 10 a.m.—2 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center. There will be lots of educational presentations and recycling opportunities. For more information, check out the Lake County Green Congregations Facebook page. 

As a PCUSA Earth Care Congregation, we are committed to an “Earth Care Pledge” and each year we must accomplish a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities, and outreach. 

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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