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We are a community passionate about serving and celebrating life in Jesus Christ. 

We believe that a congregation is part of a wider communion of believers who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. God calls us to be more than the sum of all our parts. By the power of the Holy Spirit we are given the high challenge of demonstrating the living body of Christ for the world today. We work for Christian unity and we grow in love with one another. We believe that a church is called to inspire by word and deed through its common life and the life of its members.

 

MISSION and STRATEGY

For more than 150 years, we have inspired service, vocations, and spiritual growth among families and individuals of every age and every station in life. The great spire of our church steeple is a distinctive hallmark and identifier in the community.
 

We use the word inspire to identify, unify, and motivate our congregation. The connection with the drawing of our steeple is designed to spark conversation about our life together and to initiate creative reflection about the way we live our Christian life; both together and as individuals in the community.

Faith for the Future

Our Vision: To be a joyful people who inspire by sharing life in Christ.

Our Mission: We gather beneath our steeple, grow in the love of God and are sent by the power of the Holy Spirit to inspire with joy.

Our Initiatives: Inspire the youth of our community; inspire new generations for leadership and witness, and inspire a culture of abundance.

Our Prayer: God of grace, inspire us with Faith for the Future, so that by the light of Christ, our future may be brightened by steadfast love.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

When you walk through our doors you will see people dressed in casual shirts, jeans, and even coat and ties. We want you to feel at ease from the moment you arrive so that you immediately feel a part of our welcoming spiritual home. Want to learn more? Join us in Social Hall after worship for coffee and conversation.
We also hold quarterly Inquirers' Classes for those looking to join the church or just learn what it means to be a Presbyterian.

 

In inquirers' classes we explore what Presbyterians believe, what is distinctive about our Reformed heritage, and why our church is governed the way it is.  This is a wonderful way to get to know our staff better and gain a deeper understanding for our priorities and passions, our ministries and missions.  If you are curious, this class is for you! 

Our classes are designed for those who are seriously considering joining the church as active members, those who need a refresher course, and those who are searching and discovering God’s leading in their lives. If at the end of the inquiring process you want to become an active member, there are simply two requirements—professing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and baptism. We recognize all Christian baptisms. However, if you haven’t been baptized, a baptism date will be scheduled during a Sunday morning worship service.

WORSHIP SERVICES

Join us for worship in the Sanctuary or Chapel at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
The Sanctuary service is also livestreamed on YouTube.
View our online worship

We have two worship spaces at First Pres, where powerful spiritual and renewal is offered every week to the glory of God.

Our bright and beautiful Sanctuary is home to our creative and classic choir and organ.

10 a.m. Traditional Worship: Formal and inspiring service with Chancel choir, organ & traditional hymns; Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Our warm and gracious Chapel is home to casual and contemporary worship.

10 a.m. Contemporary Worship: Informal and creative worship with contemporary music w/vocalists accompanied by drums, guitar, bass and piano; Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month. 

FAITH FORMATION

Kids

Kids are always learning, absorbing, and sorting what they've taken in. Our faith formation programs are designed to offer them foundations of faith in ways that invite questions and make connections as they create and build their relationships with God and one another. To help bring their faith beyond the walls of the church, we offer a variety of ways for families to incorporate discussions on faith into their daily lives. Explore all of out Kids Programs

Youth

Our youth programs are shaped to walk with 6th-12th grade students as they grow, learn, and connect in community with one another,with our larger church community, with the world, and with God. Learn more about our Youth programs

Adults

Growing in faith is a lifelong process, evolving as we experience more life, as we face more challenges, as we see more evidence of God's mercy, grace, and love. We offer a variety of ways to live and grow in faithful community with one another. Explore all of our Adult programs

CONTACT US

Drop us a line! We want to hear from you. If it is a comment about our service, a question you have, or maybe it is a prayer request, no worries, we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out the form below and send us a message. Be sure to enter in your correct contact info so that we can respond.

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ADDRESS:

219 W. Maple Ave

Libertyville, IL 60048

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