COMMUNITY

LEARN HOW COMMUNITY, FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE INTERTWINE AS WE SEEK TO LIVE AS DISCIPLES OF CHRIST.

COMMITTEE ON ANTI-RACISM & EQUITY

We are a Matthew 25 church, which means we are committed to:

 

* Building congregational vitality by challenging people and congregations to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world.

 

* Dismantling structural racism by advocating and acting to break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.

 

* Eradicating systemic poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

 

The Committee on Anti-Racism & Equity (CARE) strives to provide opportunities for members of our congregation and wider community to learn and grow in their understanding of anti-racism; establish and grow deeper partnerships that foster racial reconciliation with accountability to people of color, and communicate about this work both within our congregation and in the wider world.

 

This is complex and crucial peacemaking work, and we invite you to engage!

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

We believe in the power of women supporting and empowering one another, and we strive to provide a space where you can explore your faith, share your stories, and be inspired to live out your God-given calling.
 

Women’s Ministry offers a diverse range of opportunities for you to engage and thrive. From small group Bible studies and circles to retreats and workshops, there are numerous avenues for spiritual growth and personal development. We believe that we are stronger together, and we are dedicated to fostering deep connections and authentic relationships where you can be your true self.
 

Whether you are new to the church, a longtime member, or somewhere in between, we welcome you with open arms. If you have any questions, ideas, or simply need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here for you. 

EARTH CARE TEAM

Meets monthly. Contact: Robert Shears through the church office 847-362-2174 or Rev. Amy Heinrich

 

As stewards of God’s earth, the Earth Care Team at First Pres implements initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to ecological best practices within our church, works to promote earth stewardship events, and focuses on faithful care of creation both in our worship and in our educational opportunities. New members are welcome!

GOD'S GARDENERS

Tuesdays/Fridays/Saturdays (Spring-Fall) at the Care Garden (1200 American Way, Libertyville)
Contact: Amy Scovill through the church office. 847-362-2174


Grab your garden gloves and join us each week--from spring planting season through the fall harvest--at the Community CARE Garden, where we work with volunteers from other local churches to support Lake County food pantries. Last year we provided nearly 1,500 pounds of produce directly to our own Mobile Food Pantry. Information on upcoming workdays can be found on the garden’s Facebook page.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Two Sundays a month on Zoom from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

The First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville Caregivers Support  Group provides information, encouragement and support to individuals who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s/Dementia as well as any chronic illness requiring extensive care, i.e. COPD, stroke, cancer, opioid/alcohol related illnesses, accident/trauma, etc.

 

We meet on Sundays, twice a month on Zoom from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM and help our members care for themselves—and their loved ones—as they struggle with changing roles and responsibilities. We have open, honest, hard discussions and deal with all the emotions that come up—from frustration, anger, guilt and despair to joy, gratitude, delight and relief.  And we learn from each other as we share the care-giving journey together. All conversations are held in strictest confidence.

 

We open and close with prayer—for understanding, for discernment, for right decision-making, for patience, for forgiveness and for a sense of humor.

 

We are non-judgmental.

We are accepting and supporting.

We are a safe place—and you are not alone.

 

For more information, contact Rosemary Monahan, Support Group Facilitator: 

HABITAT QUILTERS 

2nd & 3rd Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Social Hall
Contact: Suzanne Jozwiak or Dorothy Roderick through the church office. 847-362-2174

 

The goal of Quilt Fellowship is to serve the church through the quilts we make. We present quilts to all families moving into Habitat for Humanity homes built in Lake County. We also support FPC missions by giving quilts to Heifer International and other church causes.  All skill levels are welcome any Monday and you may come and go as you wish.  

LUNCH & LEARN

3rd Tuesdays, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm in Fellowship Hall


Adults of all ages are invited to share table fellowship and enjoy an engaging program. Please reserve your lunch spot by the Friday before ($12.00 per person, payable at the door). 

FIX-IT CREW

Meets at various times as needed
Contact: Rich Alexander through the church office. 847-362-2174

 

This group of volunteers donates its time and talents to help senior adults and single moms who need a helping hand with "around-the-house" repairs such as painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and general "fix-it" jobs.

 

FISHING GROUP

Schedule varies by season
Contact: Rich Monahan through the church office. 847-362-2174


Love to fish? Join Rich Monahan and friends to swap stories, share techniques, and go fishing!

Text/Phone: 847-471-6751