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Sign up to provide rides to church for Syrian

Welcome a recently arrived Syrian family to the U.S. by providing rides to and/or from church on Sunday mornings. They have minimal English, but are eager to learn about Christianity and be part of our church family. Two cars will be needed. Visit https://firstpresevanston.org/rides for details & to sign up or scan the QR code

First Pres Hires New Youth Director

Ben Graham, FPCE Youth Ministry Director First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, IL., is excited to announce the hiring of Ben Graham as the church's new youth ministry director. He will lead our ministry to junior high and high school students. Ben began his work life in the construction industry in the Pacific

Devotional Small Group Forming Now

First Pres has formed a short-term small group for the season of Lent through Easter. Using the beautiful devotional book Wandering Heart: Figuring out Faith with Peter, this group is following along with our sermon series. Led by members Betsy Newenhuyse and by Kim Klamm, the group is open to up to 10 people--and meets

First Pres hosts Syrian Mothers Day Tea

Serve along with other volunteers by planning, baking, decorating, setting up, and/or serving Syrian mothers and their friends at our Mothers’ Day Tea on Friday March 8. It is a wonderful time for these women to share and have fun with each other in an open setting. It is also a time when they can

FPCE member has book staged at local theatre

First Pres member & author Amy Timberlake's delightful chapter book Skunk and Badger has been adapted into a theatrical production now playing at Lifeline Theater. Themes of loving your neighbor and welcoming the stranger play within the adventures of these quirky and charming Odd Couple-esque roommates.  Join the author, her mom, Hannah, and friends in attending

Annual Meeting of the Congregation takes place Sunday

The First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Annual Meeting of the Congregation will take place Sunday, February 18, in the Sanctuary immediately after the 9:30 a.m. worship service. The meeting will include the presentation of the 2024 Budget, election of additional officers, and other important informative presentations. All members and regular attendees of First Pres are

Lenten Daily Devotionals available through First Pres Social Media

Throughout the season of Lent, First Pres will be publishing a daily devotional through our Facebook and Instagram social media accounts. In addition to being an easy way for those outside our community to join us in daily contemplation, it is also an opportunity for them to experience our values of scriptural study, worship through

Two New Adult Ed Opportunities

Beginning February 25 and running through April 28, two new Adult Education classes will be offered on Sunday mornings at First Pres. These classes will meet at 11 a.m. following our regular 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship services and our fellowship time. Christians in the Age of Anxiety Are you or those close to you dealing

New Adult Education Class on the Book of Acts

The Book of Acts was written by Luke—with the Apostle Paul’s extensive assistance—to defend Paul on the occasion of his pending trial before Nero and to bring the most important news in world history to the capital of the Empire, to the Roman hierarchy, to Nero himself, and to the Gentile world. (Acts 20:24 23:11,

Beware of Gift Card Email & Text Scams

Another rash of emails have been going out claiming to be from First Pres staff and asking recipients to purchase gift cards. NOTE: No one from the church will ever reach out via email asking you to purchase them gift cards, transfer money to them, or otherwise provide financial assistance. If you receive such emails

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