Sunday, July 18, 2021
Worship in person at 10 a.m.
Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. in our sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson is preaching. Masks are required on the main level of the sanctuary, but are optional in the balcony for those who have been vaccinated. Please join us!

Worship online at 10 a.m.
Our sanctuary worship service will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. on YouTube and will be recorded for those who wish to view it later in the day. Click here to download our online worship bulletin

Join us for our Coffee & Lemonade at 11 a.m.
Following worship, the Deacons are hosting an outdoor Coffee Hour (weather permitting) with coffee, lemonade and prepackaged treats.

Fellowship Pad
Sign our Fellowship Pad and make a prayer request by clicking the Fellowship Pad link below.

Flower Dedications
We invite and encourage you to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion by signing up to fund and dedicate a floral arrangement to be used in our worship spaces on Sunday mornings. The cost is $40 per arrangement and you may take the flowers home after worship or you may donate the flowers to the Deacons who will deliver them to a shut-in or someone on our prayer list for that week. 

To make a dedication, click this link, call the church office at 847-362-2174, or send an email to office@boxp.net.
Register your rising 9th grader for Confirmation
Parents of rising 9th graders, is your student ready to grow deeper in their faith? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to have them join us on our Confirmation Journey!

Confirmation is not simply a “rite of passage.” Nor is it just a class to complete. It is a step in a life-long journey of pursuing the height, depth, and width of God’s love and making a vow to live in relationship with God for the rest of your life!

So now is the time for your “rising ninth grader” to register to participate in the upcoming Confirmation Class. As has always been our policy here at First Presbyterian Church, our recommended grade (ninth grade) for Confirmation is just that, a recommendation. We have always and will continue to confirm anyone in ninth through twelfth grades who wishes to be part of this faith formation process.

Click the button below to learn more and sign up! Please email Rev. Kara Smith-Laubenstein or call the church at 847-362-2174 with any questions.
Job Posting: Faith Formation Coordinator
The search for a new Faith Formation Coordinator is on! You can read the job description here.

Please share this job opportunity with anyone you think might be a good fit to join our ministry team.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Firstpreslibstaffopenings@gmail.com.

Families: We want your input!
First Pres families, we want your input as we begin this search process. Please take a moment to answer these three simple questions that will help our search team find the right person to work and pray alongside our children and families.

Questions? Contact the co-chairs of the search committee—Jennie Bucciero (jenbucciero@gmail.com) and Gail Starr(starr.gail@gmail.com).
Stewardship: Online Donations, Payments & More
Thank you to the many families and visitors who have given a recurring donation or one-time gift through our website.

 If you have not taken advantage of the convenience and simplicity of online giving, you can do so from any device by visiting www.firstpreslibertyville.org and navigating to the GIVE button. And be on the lookout for simple and secure online registrations and payments for education, retreats, fundraisers, events and more! 
 
Please know that your giving matters! Thank you for your tithes and offerings to support mission and ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville.
 
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you. - Deuteronomy 16:17 
July 2021: GROW Newsletter
Educational opportunities to promote anti-racism literacy are brought to you by the G.R.O.W. Team (Gather, Reflect, & Offer Wisdom), a subcommittee of the Anti-Racism & Equity Task Force. This month we are featuring a book recommendation from Vanessa Griffin.
Summer 2021 Book Read: The Color of Compromise
Our next book discussions will be held on Aug. 11 (Chapters 5-8) and Sept. 8 (Chapters 9-11) in Social Hall. The full book discussion will be held on Sept. 26. Learn more and sign up by clicking here.
Save the Date(s): Launch Party and Labor of Love
Don’t miss the Launch Party and program fair on Sunday, August 29. This year’s kickoff to the fall program year will feature food, fund and music! Also, put Sunday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day Weekend) on your calendar. We're bringing back our Labor of Love as First Pres leaves the building and goes out into the community to help our neighbors. More details coming soon!  
Opportunity to Help
On the fourth Saturday of each month, our church helps move furniture and other household items from Love INC's Gurnee warehouse to the residence of a Lake County neighbor in need of a fresh start.

There is no minimum age requirement, but volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and be old enough to physically help move items and out of the truck. Click here to sign up.
Drive for Independence
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Board of Deacons annual Drive for Independence campaign! Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Libertyville Senior Center
The Libertyville Senior Center offers a number of programs and services for seniors in our community. You may access their monthly newsletter by clicking the blue button below.
Church Office Hours
The church office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The doors, however, are locked so that we can monitor entry into the building. Call 847-362-2174 when you arrive and someone will come to the office entrance on Douglas Ave.
How to contact a pastor or staff member
Phone: Call 847-362-2174.
Email: Office@boxp.net (emails go to a member of the administrative team and will be forwarded to the appropriate person).

Pastoral Emergencies: Please call 847-367-6460 if you are church member and need to reach a pastor in an emergency. Leave a message and a pastor will return your call as soon as they are able.