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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.

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Unified Mission Training
If you signed up for the new unified mission and plan to participate in Family Night this fall, you will need to attend a Faith Community Homes Volunteer Orientation. Please select ONE of the following Wednesday evenings: June 15 (Chapel) or August 10 (Chapel). Each orientation will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

To RSVP for the date of your choice, contact Mary Fino (e-mail) or call 847-255-5900. Learn more about this new mission.

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Summer Worship Schedule
We will offer two worship services June 19 – September 4, 2016, at 9:00 and 10:30 am. Both services will take place in the Sanctuary. The praise band Compass will lead music at 9:00. Choirs, ensembles, and soloists will lead music at 10:30.

Leaving a Legacy
Have you planned for your future? Do you want to provide for your loved ones and leave a legacy that builds God’s kingdom? Do you have a plan for major life transitions? It’s never too early to begin planning for the “what-ifs” and “just-in-cases” of life. The Stewardship Committee will host two educational opportunities for adults of any age, on Sundays, June 5 and June 12. Both classes will take place 9:45-10:45 am in the Chapel. Learn the details.

Read Pastor Judy's perspective on end-of-life planning.

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Summer Suppers for the Hungry
Here's How You Can Help

First Presbyterian Church will offer supper on the first Monday of each summer month (6:30-8:00 pm) for local folks in need. Can you help? We need help with set-up, cleanup, serving, and providing food. Or, you can donate "To Go" items often needed by those who are homeless. Learn more.


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Conversations Sermon Series
The Conversations sermon series brings voices and viewpoints from the congregation into the sermon time. Each week we will delve into a new topic found in the Bible and everyday life. Every sermon will begin with a prerecorded video conversation involving two or more members of the congregation. Join the conversation! Learn more.


Cave Quest Vacation Bible School
(ages 4 - entering 4th grade)

(kids entering 5th grade)

Learn more and sign up!


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Parents' Day Out (PDO) Registration Is Now Open

PDO is for children 6 months to 5 years (pre-K) of age. Visit the PDO page to learn all the details and register for the 2016-2017 year.




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 will be to focus on helping the working poor in the Arlington Heights area. We will partner with Faith Community Homes and RefugeeOneThe projected launch for the unified mission is in September 2016!

Why the local focus?

How does the new mission fit with our church vision?

Learn how we will work with these organizations.


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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