Stay connected to your First Pres family!

 

Sign up for important emails from the church: Are you receiving email updates about schedule changes related to Covid-19? If not, please sign up here for our email list. If you’ve signed up and still aren’t getting the emails, please check your spam folders. Still having problems? Call the church office at 847-362-2174 and a member of our staff will work with you to make sure you are added to our email list. 

 

Join us on Facebook: Please make sure to “like” and “follow” our public Facebook page and take an extra moment to join our private First Pres Community Group. Posts to the First Pres Community Group are seen only by members and friends of our church and are intended to be a gathering space for all of us.

 

Watch our virtual worship services: Our worship services will be posted on our Sermons page and on our YouTube channel.

 

Participate in online gatherings and phone/video conference calls: Online opportunities for fellowship, prayer and service provide a way for everyone to stay connected. We will keep you updated about new programs through our website, social media and email.

 

Don’t forget to give: We rely on the generosity of our members to support our mission work, pay the bills and keep our building safe and functioning. You may mail your checks into the church office at 219 W. Maple Ave., Libertyville, IL, 60030. Yet now more than ever, we strongly encourage you to sign up for electronic giving. Click the Giving tab to learn more. You may link your online giving to your checking account or a credit card and set payments for weekly, by-weekly, monthly, or even as a one-time gift. Another option is to Text to Give by texting the word Firstpreslib to 73256.

 

How to reach us when our building is closed

Church office: 847-362-2174 (calls will be returned between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday)

Email:  (emails go to a member of the administrative team) Send an email

Pastoral Emergencies: Please call 847-367-6460 and leave a message. A pastor will return your call as soon as they are able.

 

 

How can I get help?


Contact a Pastor: Caring for one another in the name of Jesus Christ is at the heart of our ministry here at First Pres. This caring comes with many titles and faces to accompany but, at the center of it all, is the injunction from our Lord to be a caregiver in the manner of Jesus' own ministry. The pastors are open and available to speak with anyone wishing to be heard. Depending upon the need and urgency, a referral can also be made to a Stephen Minister, to a Deacon or an Elder, or to one of the local area social services.


A pastor of the church is available to members for emergencies 24 hours a day by calling 847-367-6460. In addition, the church voicemail system is equipped to direct you toward pastoral care in emergencies. Ministers are available for pastoral emergencies over the weekend via the Pastoral Emergency line which the church voicemail system is equipped to direct you toward.


Connect with a Stephen Minister: Pastors will always be on the frontlines of care, especially during times of crisis.  But there are always many more needs for on-going, one-to-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who are trained and equipped to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Learn more about how you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister.


Get help with your Job Search: If you have lost your job as a result of Covid-19 we are here to help. First Pres member Rosemary Monahan is a professional executive and outplacement coach with over 30 years of experience helping people conduct successful job searches. 
Email Rosemary for more information.


Learn more about Congregational Care at First Pres: 


How can I help others?

Give blood at a LifeSource/Vitalant donation center

We have a group of volunteers working on making fabric face masks.
Email  us to get added to their email list.

Donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Volunteer at the First Pres Mobile Food pantry. Email for more information