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September 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.



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. One Church One Book begins September 11, Kickoff Sunday! Learn all the details.


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Family Night Is Coming

Kickoff Dinner: Wednesday, September 7 / 6:00-7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Family Night Programs Begin: September 14
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, September through May

Family Night will kick off with a special dinner on Wednesday, September 7. Come and enjoy a meal together with the families from Faith Community Homes and learn about the opportunities for learning, faith, and fun coming each week during Family Night. Learn more about Family Night.

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Summer Worship Schedule
Through September 4, 2016

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.

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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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Register for Parents' Day Out (PDO)

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 the church vision?

Learn how First Pres 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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