Our Women's Ministries are dedicated to bringing Women of Christ
together in fellowship with one another.

Women's Ministry Board

The Women's Ministry Board ministers to the women of the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville through seasonal programming designed to help bring balance  to the spirit, mind, and body.

Special Events


Hummingbirds & Hawks:
God’s Wind Beneath Your Wings
Where Curiosity and Passion Meet

Saturday • October 19, 2019
Fall Retreat at University of St. Mary’s of the Lake

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

God might be a mighty wind in your life or God might be a gentle breeze. Come explore the space where curiosity and passion meet.
We'll spend the morning at the Conference Center at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein exploring the theme through prayer and discussion, led by Rev. Amy Heinrich, and yoga, led by Heather's Gym founder Heather Fahrenkrog. We will end the morning with a contemplative walk through the beautiful campus. We will break for lunch and then reconvene in the Conference Center for a spiritual vision board workshop and closing prayer.

A buffet lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.. Coffee, tea and other beverages will be available throughout the day. Dress in casual, comfortable clothing for yoga and walking outside. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.
There is a dress code on campus, so the Conference Center requests that guests wear a jacket, sweater or sweatshirt over any exercise clothing during lunch and  while walking through campus.

Registration opens Sept. 1.
Cost: $35 before Oct. 1 (Early Bird)
$40 regular price
Registration includes lunch, workshops and beverages. Sign up now.

Women’s Ecumenical Advent Service

Candlelight Worship

Wednesday • December 4, 2019

7:00 p.m.. • Reception

Social Hall

 7:30 p.m. • Worship Chapel

Join us for a service of lessons, carols, and contemplation as we enter the busy Advent season.

Leadership Team: Katie Monahan


Winter Overnight Retreat in Lake Geneva

February  21 - February  22, 2020

A Call to Tenderness

Join us at The Ridge in Lake Geneva for our overnight Winter Retreat with Rev. Amy Heinrich and Rev. Shawna Bowman.

Leadership Team: Barbara Stevens, Cari Beecher & Barb Klein

Registration opens on Oct. 1.


Summer Social 

Summer Fun at Ravinia 

Join us at Ravinia for food, drinks and music. Date TBA. 

“You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world.”   

~ Matthew 5:13-14


Open to all women of the church


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A Day at Royal Oak Farm Orchard


Experience the best of fall at the lovely Royal Oak Farm Orchard, located on 120 acres in Harvard, Illinois, near the Wisconsin border. They have over 17,000 trees with over 30 varieties from which to pick. The farm also grows pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash and features the country's first apple tree maze. We plan to have lunch in their Country Kitchen Restaurant. And we'll stop by their bakery for their famous fresh apple cider donuts as well as visit their gift shop and fudge shop -- not to be missed! 


Contact:  Lesley Judson or Julie Snydacker 


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas Luncheon at Ristorante Bottaio


Our annual Christmas luncheon will be held at Ristorante Bottaio, a charming Italian restaurant in Libertyville that has been a dining gathering place for many years with great food and a warm and friendly atmosphere. 


Join us at this casual Italian trattoria with wood burning oven and delicious food. This is a fun and festive way to begin the holiday season in the company of friends.  What an enjoyable day!


Contact:  Sue Worley or Cam Hieronymus 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tour of the Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston


Following lunch in Evanston, our group will make its way to the Halim Time and Glass Museum, a fascinating museum with wonderful collections of stained glass, Tiffany creations and clocks from around the world. It houses over 1,100 clocks and time pieces, from the sundial to the quartz movement from all time periods. It also contains well over 70 stained glass masterpieces of art telling the story of the American School of Stained Glass. And the museum traces the creative life of L. C. Tiffany, a true American master. This place is a hidden gem!

Contact:  Judy Snydacker or Sue Worley

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Miniature Golf at Par King in Lincolnshire followed by lunch

Join us for 18 holes of miniature golf at a course where each of the holes has a different theme/design and is set up to make it fun and unique.  Many of the holes have machinery that automates different aspects to add into the fun. Holes are challenging with different routes, levels, water traps, etc., but not frustratingly difficult. A lot of walking is involved. 

After enjoying this amazing place, we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant in the Lincolnshire area. 

 Contact:  Betsy Davison or Lesley Judson

Mom's Time Out

Mom’s Time Out is a community of mothers of infants through school-age children.

On the 2nd Friday of the month (9:00-11:00 AM) come and enjoy some adult conversation about faith and parenting while your children play in our free child care. Meets in Conference Room. In addition to face-to-face gatherings, MTO hosts a Closed Facebook page. We invite you to join the page to connect further with other First Pres moms. 

Disciple Bible Study

Thursdays (weekly) 9-11a.m. in the Conference Room

We will begin our new program year on Thursday, Sept. 5 with a breakfast gathering to receive our first materials and plan for the year. Our first study, Twelve More Women of the Bible, begins on Thursday, September 12.  Then we will begin a contemporary study, Refugees, on January 30. We will end the year with a new study, The New Testament You Never Knew, on April 2.  Our time together will also include volunteer opportunities. Contact: Jan Ellen Shawgo 


Each gathers once a month (September through May) for a Bible or book study, fellowship, and prayer. These groups are devoted to nurturing and caring for one another. Women of all ages are encouraged to participate! 

Ruth Circle

Richard Rohr Study
3rd Tuesday

7:15 a.m. 

Dorothy Roderick

Esther Circle

2nd Tuesdays

7:30 p.m.


Stephanie Hamrick

Rachel Circle 

The Jesus I Never Knew
1st Thursdays

9:30 a.m. 

Helen Jackson

Hannah Circle 

What's so Amazing about Grace?
2nd Fridays  

9 a.m.
Church Parlor

Kathleen Bromley

Lydia Circle

Soul Feast
1st Fridays  

1 p.m.

 Church Parlor 

Patti Hudak

Rebecca Circle

Making Sense of the Bible
1st Saturdays

8:30 a.m.   
Dougherty Room 

Susie Lawson