Small Groups

Let’s Meet

Groups for Adults
In All Seasons of Life

Everything we do at First Pres is geared to growing in Christ, as individuals, families, and as a church! Small groups play a key role in that growth and we provide options for everyone.

Everyone at First Pres is encouraged to join a Small Group. Group members not only make meaningful connections, but all are offered genuine support in times of personal need.

Groups usually meet regularly in members’ homes. Some have a mixture of ages and current life stages, while others purposefully are more homogeneous, such as “empty nesters” and couples with young children. Typical meetings involve discussions of sections of the Bible or a religious topic, praying for personal concerns, and enjoying refreshments.

Leadership often rotates. Groups may form spontaneously, or the small group committee may assist in making connections. Most people feel enriched through this experience.


Learn more about SMALL GROUPS

To find out more about a specific small group contact the church office at 847/864-1472. They will put you in contact with the group representative or our small group committee.


WHO: Singles and couples of various ages who meet in our homes to study & support one another, with an emphasis on fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
WHEN: Sunday 6:30–8:30 p.m., 2x/month
CONTACT: Laurie Oh

Young Families

WHO: A group of young families with kids who meet for Bible Study and then a family meal at the church. Childcare is provided!

WHEN: Sunday, 4–6:30 p.m., 1x/month

CONTACT: Kalysta Harmon Witwer

Knitting Ministry

WHO: A group who makes prayer shawls to distribute to the bereaved, shut-ins and hospitalized. We also raise funds for schools in the Congo as well as make scarves and hats for those who come to the warming center. Join us to eat, knit, laugh, & pray! Room 206 at the church.

WHEN: 1st Friday & 3rd Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

CONTACT: Susan Potterton


WHO: Singles Together in Christ (STiC!) – We welcome single adults at any stage in life. Join us to connect with other singles as we grow together in faith!

WHEN: Fridays, 7–9 p.m., 2x/month in Room 103 and on Zoom

FALL DATES: December 1, and December 15

CONTACT: Karen Shaw


WHO: Nourish – A group of women who meet at the church for Bible study, friendship and prayer, also coffee and snacks. Child care is free.

WHEN: Thursdays, 9:30–11 a.m.

CONTACT: Sally Ivaska


WHO: A group of women who meet for Bible Study at the church.

WHEN: Thursdays, 5:45–7 p.m.

CONTACT: Jennifer Randolph


WHO: Women of all ages (mostly older) who meet to study the Bible and discuss Christian books, share, and pray together. We also have dinners & outings.

WHEN: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Bev Bolsen


WHO: The Grumpy Old Men are a group of older guys seventy and up who get together on Wednesday mornings to read and study scripture in a spirit of friendly, purposeful discussion.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 8–9:30 a.m.

CONTACT: LeRoy Klemt


WHO: Men’s Breakfast is a group that gathers simultaneously in-person and on Zoom to socialize, pray and study scripture. Those attending in-person enjoy a breakfast of coffee, tea, donuts and bananas.

WHEN: Saturdays, 8–9 a.m.

CONTACT: Bob Bastian


WHO: Currently, a group of middle-aged to older people (but open to adults of any age), diverse in Bible literacy, who meet weekly at a home in South Evanston to study and discuss the Bible, share about our lives, pray together.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.

CONTACT: Mike Campbell


WHO: We are a group seeking to study the Bible in depth and purchase and read a commentary in addition to the scripture we are studying. Study guides are handed out in advance, and preparation is required. The primary intent of this group is to increase our faith through Bible study.

WHEN: Bi-weekly on Monday afternoons, 3–4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Maria Ferry

Caring Friends

WHO: Support – A group of adults who are on a journey of recovering from a diagnosis of Cancer, or who have gone through this and are now in remission.

We talk, we listen, we encourage and we pray in Room 102 at the church.

WHEN: 4th Sunday of the month, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

CONTACT: Olga Ricketts-Peart