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The Chimes 
October 2016


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September 2016


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August 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.

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Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Efforts

Hurricane Matthew has caused death and destruction across the Caribbean and southeastern United States, including more than 800 dead, thousands injured, and the destruction of communities and crops.

Support Relief Efforts of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) here. 
(Under "Select a Fund," select "Hurricane Relief" to make your donation.)

You can also write a check to First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, specifying "Hurricane Relief" in the memo line. You can drop your check into the offering plate on Sunday or deliver it to the church office, to the attention of Debbie Walter. Your contributions will appear on your next First Pres giving statement. 

Another way to donate is through the PDA website

Learn more about the work of PDA.



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.



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.

One Church, One Book Reading List




Announcing a New Mission for First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights

In the fall of 2015, the Session of First Presbyterian Church approved a new, unified mission for our faith community. Our new mission began in September 2016! This 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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