Welcome to

First Presbyterian Evanston



Online Virtual

Worship Service
10 a.m.

(It includes our order of service, prayers and song lyrics)

Evening In-Person
OUTDOOR Prayers and Worship

5:30 p.m. Sunday at FPCE Parking Lot
1427 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

We have begun our fall teaching series “Filled Up, Poured Out.”
Over the next few weeks into early October, we will be taking a “deep dive” into Romans 12.

Listed below are a number of different ways you can take part, getting “filled up”
through daily devotions and small groups.

 “Pop-up” Small Groups start September 28

As FPCE continues in its COVID-19 lifestyle, we realize that many are increasingly hungry for connections. In this new reality, the Small Groups Committee is starting an experiment the week of September 27: “POP-UP GROUPS.” They are like Small Groups but a) short-term (only 4 weeks), b) with focused expectations centered on connecting (i.e. no “teaching” or “study”), and c) organized around a clear affinity or topic that meet felt needs. All on Zoom! Here they are:
  • A group for healthcare workers – 8:15 pm on Thursdays, led by Ben Fergus (Email him to sign up at benjamin.l.fergus@gmail.com).
  • Exploring Christian mindfulness and meditation – 7 pm on Fridays, led by Eugenia Jeong and Evan Fojtik (Email them to sign up at evanandeugenia@gmail.com
  • Discussion of a short book called “Liturgy of the Ordinary,” – 7:30 pm on Mondays – led by Pastor Amanda Golbek and Hannah McConnell. We will have an intro discussion on 9/28, then start the book on 10/5 (Email Hannah at hmcconnell@firstpresevanston.org to sign up for this group).


Interactive Devotional Email Series

Join as an integral member of the whole church body in taking part in our “Filled Up Poured Out” Devotional series. Each week we will study the passage used for the sermon series during the previous Sunday teaching. Each weekday you will receive an email to help you reflect on that week’s scripture through a different lens, using a variety of mediums. There will be offerings for children as well. May the Lord use this to fill us up that we may be poured out in love and service for God’s glory. Sign up HERE.


Need help? Here’s who to call or email.
Contact FPCE Parish Nurse Julie Ruchniewicz at jruchniewicz@firstpresevanston.org if you have a need or would like to be contacted by her team.
FPCE Pastoral Care ministries
Click here to learn more about our Pastoral Care ministries of First Friends, Stephen Ministry and The Counseling Center of Evanston.

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10 a.m. Sunday Worship – September 20

Sermon Podcast:

Listen to our previous
sermons here.

Adult Education

“Reading While Black”

Adult Education class on Reading While Black begins this Sunday after our service!

 This week, following our 10 a.m. online Sunday morning worship service, FPCE will be offering a new Adult Education series led by Rev. Henry Coates, associate pastor. Over the course of the next 7-8 weeks, we will look at the ideas discussed in the book Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. The book is written by Esau McCaulley (PhD, St. Andrews), an assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

This Sunday, Pastor Henry will be introducing the series. He recommends the following preparation:

Read this New York Times article: What the Bible has to Say About Black Anger.

Watch this YouTube video: An interview with Esau McCaulley.

We are looking forward to having as many folks as possible take part in this new class beginning THIS SUNDAY on Zoom after the service.

The Zoom link for this class will be made available at the end of the service on the FPCE website.

First Presbyterian Church Evanston

1427 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201