Blackhawk Presbytery



Away in a manger...

Our churches are decorated in the splendor of the season. The Advent candles have been lit and carols have been sung. And we await the magic and awe of Christmas one more time.

Your presbytery staff wants to take a moment to say Merry Christmas to you all. Thank you for all you do for your congregations and your communities. We hope you enjoy the holidays and encourage you to take time to relax, rest, and reflect on the greatest gift we all received – the birth of Jesus Christ, God with us. 


Dec. 23-Jan. 1

Office closed -

In an emergency, contact Eric Heinekamp:



Any gifts or payments to the Presbytery need to be in by January 9 to be counted for 2022 - Thanks!

Feb. 7, 2023

Presbytery Assembly Meeting

5:30 pm

The miracle we celebrate

Every congregation celebrates the birth of Christ in their own way - some simple, others more elaborate - all using the gifts they have been given. Please enjoy the little montage of photos from Blackhawk church celebrations and activities and thanks for sharing on Facebook. (We regret that we weren't able to include the many wonderful videos in the compilation too.)

Winnebago First Presbyterian

Christmas Morning Services

Many Blackhawk churches will live-stream their services on December 25 - you are more than welcome to join any one with your jammies & coffee (the list is NOT all-inclusive and most can be watched at any time after the live event):

Morris First - 10 am

DeKalb Westminster - 10 am

Winnebago First - 10:30 am

Ridgefield-Crystal Lake - 10 am

Bolingbrook First of DuPage - 10 am

Rochelle First - 11 am

Morris First Presbyterian

Holiday Blues? You are not alone.

If you feel sad during the holiday season, you are not alone. Many people struggle with the holiday blues. Psychotherapist Jinah Yoon, LICSW, offers strategies for managing these feelings — as well as our expectations — during this time of year.

View a brief 4 min video

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

Presbytery of Blackhawk

P.O. Box 476

Oregon, IL 61061