Spring/Summer Guide 2023

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


Worship Schedule

Sundays June 25-September 3
One Worship  |  Sanctuary 10am

Regular Sunday worship resumes
September 10, Regular Sunday Worship Resumes
8:45am  |  Classic Worship
10:30am  |  Modern Worship

Spring Sermon Series: Ephesians: Paul’s Letter to the Church

The New Testament book of Ephesians is unique in that scholars generally agree that this letter had an intended audience of multiple congregations of early Christians. Another way to say that is that the book of Ephesians is the Apostle Paul’s letter to The Church; not to a particular church community.

Because of this uniqueness, what we find in Ephesians are the things the Apostle Paul wants Christians in all times and places to know, to do, and to become. Paul prays for you and for me that we will be rooted in a growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He calls us to grow up to maturity in Christ, united in the Christian community. And he teaches us how to live our lives to the glory of God.

This spring at First Pres we will walk verse by verse through Paul’s letter to the church universal discovering how to become established in our personal relationship with God, how to learn to grow in holiness, and how to walk in the way of love.

More Than Sunday Podcast

God’s love for us impacts and inspires every part of our lives—our relationships, families, day-to-day experiences, and more. On the More than Sunday podcast, we will encourage, challenge, love, and listen to one another as we learn what Jesus wants for us. Come to study, connect, laugh, hope, and be inspired. Listen today on Apple, Google, Spotify, or the First Pres here.

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 read Bible stories with toddlers, adapting the program 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 Kids’ Church wouldn’t be complete without 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. 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

Camp Funner Summer | August 1,2, & 3, 2023

Join First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn and the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center for a fun summer camp. The camp is for kids entering 1st-5th Register here today!

Family Camp | September 2-4

One of the best ways to meet other young families and share in fellowship with God is Family Camp! Join other families from First Pres, Labor Day weekend (September 2-4) for fun games, fellowship, and time at Covenant Harbor Camp in Lake Geneva! It’s a great weekend to bond with other families and your own. Please reach out to Kristen Symons with any other questions about the weekend!

Student Ministries

Student Ministry Summer Camp | July 17-22

Incoming 7-12th graders, it’s time to make some great memories together! Come to summer camp with First Pres from July 17-22. This will be a great week of Mud Pits, GaGa/Foosball, Steal the Bacon, Rock Rec, Dodgeball, Axe throwing, Archery, Island Parties, and too many more to list. Cost is $525. Register here today!

Equipped (formerly Adult Ed)


The objective of our Equipped Adult Education Program is to equip participants for the work of ministry. By providing classes and events focused on the study of Scripture, Theology, and Church History, as well as Christian Living, Culture, and the Arts, Equipped classes allow people at First Pres the opportunity to dig deeper in knowing, loving, and serving our Lord Jesus Christ. 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.

Adult Fellowship

Women’s Night Out | June 14, 2023

You are invited to a Grace-filled Garden Open House on Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30-8:30pm in the beautiful backyard of Jen Eldersveld (623 North Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn). Take some time to revel in relaxing conversations while enjoying light appetizers and choice of beverage. Come when you can, leave when you must. Please bring a lawn chair.
RSVP online or call the church office by June 12

Men's Night Out | June 28, 2023

You are invited to the Men’s Night Out from 6-9pm at Gary Alcock’s home (520 Deerpath Rd, Glen Ellyn). Enjoy a casual evening filled with fellowship, games, beverages and snacks. Register Today!

Church Events

Kane County Cougars Game | Friday, June 9

Come join us for Kane County Cougars Family Night Out on June 9. There will be fireworks after the game! Tickets are $8 and a limited number of parking passes are available for $6. Pay for your tickets online or bring a check to the office after you register. Pick up your tickets and parking pass in the church office! Register today!

Blessing of the Backpacks | August 20

Join us on Sunday, August 20 at 10am in the Sanctuary. Students of all ages are invited to come forward during worship and have their backpack or bookbag blessed, and to experience the support of the congregation as they begin a new academic year. This blessing is given in recognition of and thanksgiving for God’s presence in our everyday life.

4th @ First

An annual tradition at First Pres is to celebrate Independence Day with a front-sear view of the Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July parade. Construction permitting, this event will take place this summer.


Partners in Mission The Fox and The Hound Bike Ride | August 5, 2023

Join First Pres and mission partner, Partners in Missions, for a 55-mile bicycle ride beginning at First Pres on Saturday, August 5. We will be raising money for the Kamwenge Secondary & Vocational School in Uganda. Learn more here.

Montana Mission Trip | July 9-14, 2023

Join us as we travel to the Ft Peck Reservation in northeast Montana to host a vacation bible school and complete construction projects on the churches. This is a family-friendly mission trip – participants of all ages are welcome! To learn more contact, Mary Clauss, at bmclauss@aol.com.

Help Plant the YMEN Garden | June 11, 2023

Come spend an enjoyable afternoon preparing garden beds and planting vegetables with the YMEN staff and students on Sunday, June 11th in Chicago. After a communal lunch we will weed, improve garden beds and plant vegetables. The garden is maintained by junior high students for the summer months providing fresh produce to members of the Lawndale neighborhood to harvest for their individual needs. Learn more here!

Westminster Preschool

Academic Calendar

Classes start September 5 & 6 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.