Fall Guide 2021

Consider yourself invited to any of the programs described below. We can't wait to meet you!

Worship

Fall Sermon Series: Generous to the Core: Life in View of God's Grace

When we think of Jesus’ teachings on generosity, we tend to think it terms of financial giving. And that is fair, because Jesus talks a lot about money, its power, and our hearts. But money is only one kind of currency. To be a radically generous person means that we are generous in every area of life. Generosity is not less than financial giving, but it is a lot more. In this series we will study a series of passages in the gospel of Luke where Jesus challenges us to look inward, look outward, and look upward to discover how we can be the radically generous people God has designed us to be.

Children's Ministry

Kids' Church

Nursery (0-2 years old): The nursery shows our youngest kids God’s love and care that starts from birth. We sing, play, and love our little ones adapting to your child’s developmental stage. Learn more.

Kids’ Church (Age 2.5-K): During the 10:30 service kids love to discover God loves them, made them, and has a plan for them. They hear an exciting story from the Bible, sing high energy songs with big motions, do fun activities, and circle up for prayer time. And of course Inspire wouldn’t be complete without snack and a little play time squeezed in! Learn more.

Kids’ Church (1st-5th): During the 10:30 service Kids Church of 1st -5th is an upbeat worship experience where kids learn to live out their faith. At Ignite, children start the morning in a group led by volunteers. They participate in energetic music, intentional teaching, and small groups for fun activities, prayer, and discussion. Learn more.

Questions? Contact Director of Children’s Ministries David Profitt @dprofitt@firstpresge.org

Spark 2021 "Love First"

Is a fun after-school program that takes place on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:30 throughout the school year. Students in 1st-5th grades gather for worship, small groups, and specials which include all kinds of fun games, activities, art projects and more. Through these weekly gatherings, children learn about God’s big love for them. For questions please contact David Profitt at dprofitt@firstpresge.org

Student Ministries

Junior High Ministry (TNT)

Junior High Ministry (TNT): Fall TNT registration is open!  Whether you grew up in church or have never stepped foot inside one, you are welcome at TNT! Try it once; come for the year! Join us for fun games, and a time of learning more about Jesus. Meet us inside the NE doors. Please register and complete the waivers online. TNT is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm.

Confirmation: Confirmation is an opportunity for 8th grade students to become full members of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn. They are asked to come to weekly meetings where no question or challenge to faith is off-limits. Our goal is to connect students to each other and the church through a 9-month intentional discipleship pathway. If you know an 8th grader with questions about faith, this is the program for them. We meet weekly starting September 12,  9-10am in room 29. Register today.

High School Ministry

High School Youth Group (FPGEY): FPGEY offers a welcoming environment specifically designed for high school students—it’s a place they can belong while trying on who they are. Here, participants have an opportunity to try on what it means to be a Jesus follower. Students hear about and discuss the person and character of Jesus reflective of the Biblical narrative, and they see how it applies to their life today. We meet on Sundays at a new time this year, 4-5:30pm in the Youth Lounge. Register now.

Equipped (formerly Adult Ed)

Equipped

The teaching ministry of the church, “Equipped”, is vital for a dynamic and growing life in Christ. Our classes for adults are designed to help deepen your faith, engage your heart and mind, and encourage you to love and serve God and each other. Click here for class information.

Small Groups

Being a part of a small group provides the environment which allows God to work in our lives through relationships and learning. Click here for more information.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Start date: Launch Party: Tuesday, October 19, 7:30-8:30pm, First Pres Tent

First Pres MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Mothering can be challenging. Come be part of a community where moms can laugh, cry, be encouraged and simply be themselves.

Faith Builders For Women

Faith Builders begins Thursday Sept 16, 9:15 – 11:00 AM in the Gathering Place. Faith Builders is for women of all ages and stages of faith. Join us for this 10-session, video based, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews as Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40).

Have you ever wondered how the Old Testament connects with the New Testament? In this study you will see how Jesus fulfills and completes the work of angels, prophets, priests, and ceremonial laws of the Old Testament.

Faith Builders meets weekly, beginning with large group teaching time followed by discussion in your small group. Childcare is provided. Register with Cinda Siligmueller, Director of Adult Ministries.

Visionary Parenting: Capture a God-sized Vision for your Family

Do you wish to learn more about God’s vision for your family? Join us for an engaging conference on November 16th from 7-8:30pm, with speaker Dr. Rob Rienow. Parents and grandparents will be encouraged to incorporate biblical discipleship into their parenting to establish faith and character in their children. Child care is provided. Register today! For questions, please contact Jen Eldersveld: (630) 244-7895

Westminster Preschool

Academic Calendar

Classes start September 7 & 8 from 8:45 to 11:15am or from 12:30 to 3 pm. Classes end before Memorial Day. We follow the academic calendar of Glen Ellyn School District 41 for most holidays and school closings. Learn more here or by contacting Sue Clary, Westminster Preschool Director.