Friday, February 1
7:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Join us on the first Friday evening of each month for a 30-minute Taize service, with music, silence and prayer,
designed to help us step away from our busy lives and spend some quiet time with God.
Community Art Gallery
Emmanuel, God with Us - Calligraphy by Timothy Botts
Through January 31
Timothy Botts began his study of calligraphy at Carnegie-Mellon University where he holds a BFA
in graphic design. He was greatly influenced by Japanese brush writing and related arts while
teaching conversational English in Tokyo for three years. For 40 years he designed books at
Tyndale House Publishers. He has 10 books of his own work published including Doorposts, Messiah, Botts Illustrated Bible,
Portraits of the Word , and Bound for Glory.
Israel 2020: A Spiritual Journey to the Holy Land
Pastor Kellen and Sarah Smith will lead a pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine for First Pres
members and friends March 20-30, 2020. Email
to sign up for trip updates.
Save the Dates for VBS
June 17 - 21
Vacation Bible School (4 yrs - 5th grade)
Service Squad (Grades 6 - 8)
First Light Men's Group
Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. in Stewart Hall
We resume our study of Man of God by Charles Stanley. Dr. Stanley asks and answers
questions such as: What does it take to be a "real" man? What can we learn about
manhood from Jesus' example?
Explore God With Us
Join us on Sunday mornings beginning January 13 for a 7-week sermon series where we will explore the big questions of
life and faith along with nearly 1,000 churches around Chicago. Questions will include: Does life
have purpose? Why does God allow pain and suffering? Is the Bible reliable? Explore God will include
discussion groups during the education hour at 9:45 a.m.. Invite others to explore God with you.
Interested in hosting a discussion group of your own? We can provide you wtih a discussion guide and
video resources to help guide the conversation by contacting the church office
Learn more about Explore God here
Annual Congregational Meeting & Lunch
Sunday, January 27
Adult Education 9:00 a.m.
One Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
WF Fiesta Lunch high school mission trip fundraiser followed by the annual congregational meeting.
Need babysitting during the meeting? Contact thechurch office
WF High School Mission Trip to Guatemala 2019
for more information and
opportunities to support the mission trip!
Women's Valentine Craft Event
Sunday, February 3 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Join the women of First Pres for some creative fun, fellowship and a light lunch. Laura Barto from
Stampin' UP will bring all the supplies and direct us in creating a Valentine "exploding box".
Register online here
or in the church office.
Cost is $10 per person due at time of registration. Deadline for registration is January 25.
Jesus is Calling You to Tea at K'Tizo
Jesus Calling at K’Tizo meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Join us for a deep breath of peace and calm with a Jesus Calling
devotion at K'Tizo Tea & Coffee Shop,
1915 North Gary Ave. Questions? Call Angela Stephenson at 630-200-2533.