Sundays, March 10 & 17
9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Living Room
Interested in membership or learning more?
If you're new to First Pres, coming back to church, just exploring faith, or want to become
a member, our Connect Class is the next step. For those who want to join, part two includes
learning about membership opportunities and the chance to be welcomed as new members by church
elders. To register, email
or the church office at 630-668-5147. Childcare is provided.
Friday, March 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
Cross-Stitch Samplers by Betty Joseph
Through March 28
Artist Reception on Sunday February 24
Drawing, painting and crafting have been favorite activities since Betty's childhood.
Her first cross-stitch sampler, "Give Me Time," was sewn when she was 16. The colors,
symmetry and old-fashioned look of this type of needlework really appeal to her, and it
remains a fun and rewarding creative outlet.
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. The registration deadline has ben extended to March 18.
There is a $50 discount for those who register by February 2. Register online
and reference T#5158 at the top of the registration form.
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
Currently doing a study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Titus which incorporates extensive commentary,
detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help us study
the Word of God. All men are welcome, breakfast included.
Explore God With Us
Sunday mornings through February 24
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.
Learn more about Explore God here
A Year of Listening
Sunday, March 3 & 10 at 9:45 in Stewart Hall 102-103
If you've ever had a difficult conversation about politics, religion or any other topic your mother
warned you never to discuss at cocktail parties then you know we are living in a polarizing time.
Colleen Powell set out to see if she could reclaim the lost art of civil discourse by starting a
podcast called A Year of Listening
that tried to tackle all the hot button issues with compassion
and nuance. In this two-week class you'll learn why it's important for us to have these challenging
conversations with people with whom we disagree and what Colleen has learned about how to do it better
in her year of listening.
WF High School Mission Trip to Guatemala 2019
for more information and
opportunities to support the mission trip!
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.