Winter Guide 2022

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

Worship

Worship Schedule

A reminder that on February 6, there will be one worship at 10am followed by the annual congregational meeting.

Regular Sunday worship resumes on February 13 at 8:45am and 10:30am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter Sermon Series: The One Anothers

There is something incredibly significant at stake in this moment of American Church History. It is not a battle for the culture, it is a battle for the soul of the church. Loving one another is supposed to be a strength of the church. We are supposed to be known for this. We are supposed to have this as our distinguishing mark, our reputation in the community. Jesus said so. This is what we do. We are the industry leader in One Anothering.

And yet the church has been infected and influenced by the politics of our culture, the conflicts of our culture, and the new norms of our culture. We have to “one another” differently than what is normal out there. In this sermon series, we will study the whats, the whys, and the hows of living with one another the way the New Testament teaches us to do. We will discover practical resources for living like Christ as we relate to our brothers and sisters in the church, and we will be freed to establish different patterns of relating to one another than what we see in our culture.

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 a snack and a little playtime 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

Spark 2021 "Love First"

Spark is a fun after-school program that takes place on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:30 throughout the school year. Students in 1st-5th grade 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.

Communion Workshop 2022

We want your child to be able to take communion and to understand what it is, who does it, why we do it, and how much it can mean.

Join us on April 10, 11:30am-12pm in John Knox Hall. And April 13, 20 and 27 from 3:45pm-5pm to help reaffirm or affirm for the first time, your child’s desire to follow Jesus. This is a family event; you can have one or two parents or a grandparent be part of the workshop with your child. Communion will be taken Sunday May 1.

However, if your child is not ready to make a faith commitment to follow Jesus at this point, we completely understand; there will be no pressure at all. Children in this phase of life will get a blessing instead of taking communion and we will explain the beauty of this option as well.

We welcome any questions that you may have and look forward to spending this time with you. Please contact David Profitt, Director of Children’s Ministries with any questions.

Student Ministries

Junior High Ministry (TNT)

Junior High Ministry (TNT): Resumes Wednesday, February 2
Winter 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.

High School Ministry

High School Youth Group (FPGEY): Resumes Sunday, February 6
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 here.

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.

New Member Class

Are you ready to take the next step at First Pres Glen Ellyn? Join us Sundays January, 23 & 30 at 4:30-6pm in the Gathering Place. This two-session class will meet in person at First Pres. Pastor Chris leads the informative classes. You will learn more about what it means to follow Jesus and about the programs and ministry of First Pres. The class provides a great opportunity to meet other folks who, like you, are new to First Presbyterian. Register here. We look forward to meeting you!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Winter Event: Tuesday, February 15, 7:30-8:30pm, Gym

First Pres MOPS meets monthly and believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Come in your comfy clothes and join us on Tuesday, February 15 from 7:30-8:30pm. Trish McKean, a certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist as well as a certified Pre+Post Natal Group Fitness Specialist will have an informative 40-minute workout and 20-minute Q&A.  This class will blend both functional movement and proper breathwork to benefit all moms no matter where they are at in their postpartum journey-once postpartum, always postpartum. Come break a sweat with us! (Please enter at door #1) Here is the link to Trish’s website trishmckeanfitness.com

Faith Builders For Women: Thursday Morning

Faith Builders begins Thursday, January 6, 9:15-11am in the Gathering Place. Faith Builders is for women of all ages and stages of faith. The video-based study, “When God?” featuring Andy Stanley, explores questions we ask God throughout life. We all face times when it feels like God is far away. It seems like our prayers are unanswered and, our circumstances go from bad to worse. God doesn’t just seem distant he seems distracted. Meet in the Gathering Place for a large group, discussion in small groups follow. Childcare provided. Register here. 

Faith Builders For Women: Wednesday Evening

Chasing Vines by Beth Moore begins Wednesday, January 12, 7-9pm in the Parlor. Join bestselling author Beth Mooreon in a video-based six-session journey to discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life. In Chasing Vines, Beth Moore explores the ways God delights in watching things grow–and how the vineyard holds the secret to how we can have a more abundant and meaningful life. As she traces the metaphor through Scripture, Beth uncovers how every part of our own lives–even the rockiest, most difficult soil–is used by God to make a difference for His Kingdom. Childcare provided. Register here.

Adult Fellowship

Men's Breakfast

Get ready for the Winter Men’s Breakfast on February 12 from 7:30-9am in Celebration Hall (the Gym). Kick off the morning with served plated breakfasts and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend! Brian Madvig will be speaking on “The Key to Being Enough.” Brian is a clinical psychologist and is the Director of Arbor Clinical Associates in Wheaton. In addition to those credentials, he also holds a Masters of Divinity degree. We’re looking forward to seeing you there. To register, click here or call the church office at (630) 469-2007. The cost is $20.

Morning Apart: Women's Ministry Event

Join us for a special morning, on Saturday, March 5, 8:35-Noon in the Gathering Place. Brunch will be catered by Blackberry Market and Alice Siehoff will be speaking about “Resilience in Action: From Survive to Thrive.” In these unprecedented times, we have had to build upon skills, strengths, and creative strategies to navigate uncertainty. The demands of life and the pace of change require a high degree of physical, mental, and emotional energy to prepare for and recover from periods of high stress and adversity. During this interactive workshop, participants will experience practices that support individual resilience and self-compassion. In addition, an individual action plan will be created to sustain healthy practices in everyday life. We look forward to seeing you there! Register today.

Westminster Preschool

Academic Calendar

Classes resume January 3 from 8:45 to 11:15am or from 12:30 to 3pm. 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.