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October 2016


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Giving Calendar

View dates for: the collection of food and other items for mission projects; sign-ups for outreach activities; and collection of special offerings.




Find out what’s going on at First Presbyterian! Get involved and see for yourself how God is working through the people in this place to reach out to the community, region, and world.

Worship Survey: Your Input Wanted
The Worship, Music, and Sacraments Committee would like to collect church members' feedback and input on worship services at First Presbyterian Church. Please answer the questions on the survey below and bring your answers with you to worship by Sunday, October 2. If you are not able to attend worship this Sunday, you may e-mail your answers to All survey responses are due no later than Sunday, October 2. Thank you for providing your input! 

Survey as a pdf

Download the Survey as Word document

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You Are Invited...
Dominican Republic Mission Dinner
Saturday, October 15, 2016 / 6:00-8:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Enjoy a time of dinner and celebration as we meet long-time mission partners Pastor Osvaldo and Rosa Vilorio, meet scholarship recipient Fabianny Pelegrin, and hear how the Dominican Republic Partnership is empowering the community of Gaspar Hernandez and changing lives.

RSVP to Carol Roppel in the church office, at 847-255-5900, by Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Suggested donation, to support the mission: $10 per person



One Church One Book
Get Involved in This Churchwide Activity for 2016-2017

One Church One Book is a year-long opportunity to study and grow together as a family of faith. We will read and discuss We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation, by Brian D. McLaren. Learn all the details.


family night

Come to Family Night!
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, September through May
Come and enjoy a meal together and take part in learning, faith, and fun each week during Family Night. Learn more about Family Night.



Announcing a New Mission for First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights

Last fall, the Session of First Presbyterian Church approved a new, unified mission for our faith community. Our new mission focuses on helping the working poor in the Arlington Heights area. We are currently partnering with Faith Community Homes and exploring a partnership with RefugeeOne

Why the local focus?

How does the new mission fit with the church vision?

Learn more about the partnerships.


Sacred Stories, Images of Significance: Voices in a Congregation
A major art exhibition and installation at First Presbyterian Church

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The Sacred Stories exhibition has completed its run at First Pres, but please explore the details about this thought-provoking installation.

Have you ever had a transformational moment?

 Explore the Sacred Stories art exhibition.

The Courtyard Conceptual Art Exhibit: The Climate of Memory

Epiphany Changes to the Sukkoth

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New Church Tagline: 

Choose love. Be the light. Change the world.

The three phrases in this tagline encapsulate our vision—where we are going—and our mission—how we will get there. This tagline is a powerful way to help us understand, own, and spread the word about our identity and purpose as First Presbyterian Church. Learn more.



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