Week of Aug. 2, 2020
Sunday Morning Worship
Join us online at 10 a.m on Sunday, July 26 for worship. The Rev. Ryan Wallace is preaching on Radical Reconciliation. The video will premiere on YouTube . You may also access the link on our website .
30 Good Minutes
Join us immediately following 10 a.m. worship for 30 Good Minutes of conversation and sharing.

The Zoom link is the same from week to week. You can find it in the emailed version of this newsletter.
Black Lives Matter
Our pastoral staff has created a series of videos on the biblical basis to affirm Black Lives Matter. This week, Rev. Kara Smith-Laubenstein examines the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-6).
Join us on Realm
Have you logged into your Realm account yet? If you are a member of our congregation, your profile is ready for your review. You can update your contact information and view your giving. This new system will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers. If you haven't received an invitation to join Realm or you're having problems getting access, please email office@boxp.net .
Mobile Food Pantry Help Needed

If you are healthy and between the ages of 18- 60, we need your help for our monthly food pantry distribution on Saturday, August 15 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at First Pres. Church.  

Email office@boxp.net so we can record your commitment and make sure we have enough help. We appreciate your consideration. Masks are required.  Please bring plenty of water to drink. Thank you."  
Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth. - Deuteronomy 8:18  
Your Giving Matters
The First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville has had an incredible journey full of unexpected curves, surprising discoveries, and unforeseen challenges over the past 150 years.  This year is certainly no different. We are very grateful, especially during this pandemic, for your continued giving online at www.firstpreslibertyville.org Thank you!

Endowment Giving
Did you know you can extend your financial support to future generations through the FPC endowment program? For a confidential discussion about legacy gifts and tax benefits, please contact Bill Chapman 848-456-8647.

Giving by Praying 
God’s faithfulness has provided for us in the past, is present with us today, and will lead us into a bright future. In addition to considering donating stock, bonds and mutual funds to the church, please continue to PRAY for the church staff, its members and all of those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s important.    
School Supply & Backpack Drive

The Board of Deacons and our congregation will once again be providing backpacks and school supplies to our Mobile Food Pantry guests, students at Hope Presbyterian Church in Chicago, and students in the Waukegan to College program. 

We hope that you consider donating by clicking the link on the church's website. It costs about $25 per child to provide a backpack and school supplies. Please give generously so that these kids can have a great start to the school year. 
Save the Date for Music for Many: In the Barn

Join us for a special socially-distanced Music for Many on Sept. 11 & 12 to raise money for Lake County nonprofit organizations. The performances will be a mixture of live and pre-recorded music. Recorded performances will be projected on a big screen in the Townander family's barn, while a "house band" of instrumentalists will perform live and, in some cases, provide accompaniment for the vocalists on screen.

In the spring of 2019, the Townander family purchased a 1880s era timber framed barn and property in Hawthorn Woods. They are working on restoring the barn as a place for fellowship, music and entertainment and plan to eventually move into the adjacent 1930s farmhouse. There is a large amount of space for physical distancing, and a free flow of fresh outdoor air coming in through the open barn doors and windows. Seating will be socially-distanced and masks will be required. Seating will be limited to 50 people. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 7. The cost is $40.

For those who cannot attend, or who would rather not be in a crowd of 50 people during this time, a recording of some of the performances will be streamed online on Saturday, September 19.
Social Media Connections for JHF & SHF Youth & Parents
This community is a great way to connect with the church while we are physically separated!

This is a Facebook group for parents, students, and families.

This Instagram page is a central location for information for our Senior High activities, plans, times, and more!
Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group is open to all who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's/Dementia as well as any chronic illness requiring extensive care, i.e. COPD, stroke, cancer, opioid/alcohol related illnesses, accident/trauma, etc.

If you would like to join our private Facebook group, or participate in Zoom calls on the first and third Sundays of each month, please email Rosemary at  rmonahan47@gmail.com .
Job Search Group

Looking for support in your job search? Email Rosemary Monahan for information about her Job Search Group.
How to contact us:
Phone: C all 847-362-2174 and leave a message. Your call will be returned between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Email: Office@boxp.net (emails go to a member of the administrative team).

Pastoral Emergencies: Please call 847-367-6460 and leave a message. A pastor will return your call as soon as they are able.
Join our Facebook Group!

Please like our Facebook page and consider joining our First Pres Community Group on Facebook.

The community group is a private bulletin board space where we post our Prayer Box, share in joys and concerns, and provide access to Zoom links for Social Hour and other online programs.