Advent Faith Formation:  Preparing for Christmas
Tuesdays: November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20
6:30 PM-7:30 PM, Social Hall

This Advent, as we prepare for Christmas, join the First Pres Adult Faith Formation Committee on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning November 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The scripture and lessons for our Tuesday meetings are taken from the Follow Me booklet “Go Tell” and are the focus for the upcoming Sunday’s sermons. Gaining insight into these Advent scriptures though the Follow Me materials and group discussions prior to hearing the Sunday sermon will enhance and expand your ability to “hear the good news of Advent”.  
 

Rev. Nicole Chapman-Farley and Pastoral Resident Kim Mendoza, M.Div. will kick off our first meeting which is focused on “Telling the right story.” A limited number of copies of the Follow Me booklet “Go Tell” are available in the Church office for you to pick up any time, and copies for each lesson will also be available weekly at the Tuesday sessions.   

 

Childcare will be provided, and a soup meal will be shared.  We ask that you register to assist us in ordering the soup and planning for childcare providers.

 

No preparation is required prior to the weekly meetings, and you can drop in for one, two, three or all four meetings.  All are welcome.  Please join us this Advent as we prepare for Christmas.


ADVENT Adult Faith Formation Meetings
 

November 29 Go Tell: Tell the Right Story, Matthew 25:34-40, Luke 1:46-55; 4:16-21
December 6 Go Tell: Break the Good News, Luke 1:1-25, 57-80; John 1:1-18
December 13 Go Tell: Join the Chorus, Isaiah 58:6-9a; Acts 8:26-39
December 20 Go Tell: Tell of the Hope within You, Jeremiah 32:1-44; Luke 2:8-20

 

 

 

Advent Vespers: The Story and the Songs

Join us in the Sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a beautiful service of music, scriptures, and poetry featuring featuring our Vespers Choir and instrumentalists. All are welcome. Invite your friends!

 

Ecumenical Advent Worship on Wednesday, Dec. 7

Do the holidays sometimes feel more hectic than holy? Grace your season with the calming effects of candles, carols and contemplation. There are angels still among us... if we are still enough to perceive them and receive them.

 

This lovely, music-filled, contemplative Ecumenical Advent Worship service will be led by women in ministry from First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Shore Mennonite Church, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, Kenilworth Union Church and Church of the Holy Spirit!

 

Come at 7 p.m. for a twinkly-lighted reception in the First Pres Libertyville social hall and then join us for worship at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Major Work on Sunday, Dec. 11

The Chancel Choir presents their Major Work "Gloria" by Jonathan Willcocks, featuring an eight piece brass ensemble, during worship on Sunday. Dec. 11.

 

 

Christmas Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 18
Mark your calendar for A Service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Following worship, we'll have a cookie and punch reception in the Social Hall.
 

 

 

Lunch Bunch Dec. 20

Join us in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, Dec 20 from noon to 1 p.m. to celebrate the joys of the season with music from the Bel Canto Ringers handbell choir! 

 

 

Join us on Christmas Eve 
•    Family Worship at 4 p.m.
Candlelight Worship at 7 & 10 p.m.