NEWS & EVENTS

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Sunday, February 23 at First Pres

10 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary and Chapel.  The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson is preaching in the Sanctuary and the Rev. Ryan Wallace is preaching in the Chapel

 

Join us tonight at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for the SHF Fundraiser Dinner “A Desert Soiree” featuring delicious Chipotle-style burrito bowls, desserts, music, raffle tickets and more. Buy your tickets today in Social Hall or purchase them now.

 

Theology on Tap is today from 4-5:30 p.m. at O’Toole’s in Libertyville. This month’s topic is “Original Sin: Are we bad people with the potential for good, or good people with the potential for bad?”

 

Lent E-Devotions: Are you interested in writing a brief devotion that will be shared with our congregation during Lent? Choose a day online and you will receive instructions. Devotions should be submitted at least one week before your assigned date. If you have any questions before signing up please contact Pastor Ryan 

 

Meeting God in Mark: Lent Small Groups: If you’re seeking a deeper connection to God and to our community this Lent, consider joining one of our Lent small groups. These small groups will gather once a week during Lent for fellowship and some discussion of Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent. It’s a very short book that’s accessible for people in all stages of their faith journey. Sign up now!

 

Music for Many: We’re looking for performers for this year’s Music for Many mission fundraiser. Sign up today!


Lost and Found: Are you missing something? Our lost and found box is overflowing! Visit the church office after worship to take a look.

This Week

Tuesday, Feb. 25:  Can you help with PADS this week? We need volunteers from 11 p.m.—3 a.m. and 3 a.m.—7 a.m. Click here to volunteer and learn more about this vital and rewarding ministry. 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday Dinner and Service from 6 –8 p.m.. Join us for an all church dinner at 6 p.m. and worship at 7 p.m. Click here for details.

 

Saturday, Feb. 29: A Moment of Peace: Do you struggle to make time for prayer? Are you interested in learning new ways to pray? Join us at 9 a.m. in the Chapel  for a series of “micro” prayer sessions. We will introduce you to a new prayer practice, lead you through it together, and then give you some guidance for how you can use that prayer practice on your own throughout the next week. We will learn practices such as centering prayer, lectio divina, the examen, prayer journaling, and taize. Sign up  for updates and prayer resources. 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 1: Introduction to Lent: Growing in Faith Together: an Omni-Generational Experience. Join us from  9-9:45 a.m. before worship in the Conference Room. This is the first in a series of omni-generational workshops  designed to engage kids and adults of all ages in interactive learning about the central ideas and practices of our faith. We will learn together in small groups by visiting interactive stations that help us learn together. Sign up today!

 

Sunday, March 8:  Caregiver Support Group will meet on Sunday, March 8 and March 22  from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 202 in the Faith Formation wing. Anyone caring for someone with a chronic illness (Alzheimer's/Dementia, COPD, Arthritis, Opioid Addiction, Cancer, etc.) is invited to attend. Please be assured your concerns will be handled in a safe, supportive and confidential environment .  For more information please contact Rosemary Monahan.


Saturday, April  18: Men of the Church Service Day. Fellowship breakfast at the Liberty Restaurant 7:30-8:45 p.m. Travel to Lake Bluff for 9 a.m.-12 p.m. service; Optional fellowship lunch Panera Restaurant in Lake Bluff from 12-1p.m.

 

VBS: Save the date for VBS at First Pres Libertyville and get ready for a fun start to the summer! Registration open soon! VBS will run June 22 – 25 from 1 - 4 p.m. for preschool (must be turning 4 by September 1) through 8th grade. On Friday, June 26, we will have a special family dinner and evening program. New this year! Rising 6th – 8th graders will be part of a special program, “Mission Possible,” a four day exploration of mission in Lake County. Stay tuned for more details!

Upcoming Worship Schedule

March 1:  10 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary and Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson is preaching in the Sanctuary and the Rev. Ryan Wallace is preaching in the Chapel..

Lent Worship Schedule: Our schedule of Lent services and events can be found here. 

Stewardship

Have We Received Your Financial Pledge for 2020? Thank you for your continued support of God’s work! Please know that your giving truly matters. If you have not yet submitted a pledge or have questions, please contact the church office at 847-362-2174.

 

Online Giving Reminder. FPC Libertyville accepts one-time and recurring donations conveniently from our website. Once you set up a recurring gift, you can literally "set it and forget it!"  Your secure donation can be made via electronic check or debit/credit card. More information is available here or by calling the church office at 847-362-2174. Important: For those who increased their pledge total in 2020 vs. 2019, thank you! Please remember to reflect this change to your online account. 
 

Per Capita is every member’s responsibility. Each year our church is required to pay a fee to the Chicago Presbytery to fund their operations along with the Lincoln Trails Synod and the General Assembly. This year’s fee is $36 per member, or approximately $40,000 for the entire congregation. Please remember to pay your per capita as soon as possible. Payment can be made online or via the special envelopes.

 

A reminder for all electronic givers. Did you remember to update your weekly/monthly online giving to reflect your new pledge for 2020? Please remember it needs to be updated each year. Log in through our Giving page  . Call the church office at 847-362-2174 or email Cynthia if you have any questions.  

 

Have You Been Blessed? Perhaps you will be receiving a cash bonus, stock options, a required minimum distribution from a qualified retirement plan or some other windfall.  Please consider sharing a portion to further God’s work. Cash, checks, ACH transfers, credit & debit cards and gifts of appreciated securities are accepted and appreciated.  Contact our business administrator Cynthia Churchwell by email or 847-362-2174 with any questions.

2020 Flower Dedications

Consider signing up for a flower dedication! We have spots open throughout all of 2020. As you may or may not know, commemorative donations are our only source of revenue for our Sunday flowers. 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.

Earth Care Team Eco-Tip 

Mark your calendar for the 10th Annual Green Living Fair on March 14 from  10 - 2 at the Civic Center in Libertyville. Recycling opportunities and more. The Earth thanks you.

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