Summer Sunday Worship Services – 10:30 am Sanctuary & Livestream 
Serving at First Pres
Make a difference today!
Numerous opportunities to serve are available through First Pres, as we offer help within our church, our community and our world.
Please contact the church office for more information.

Serving at Church

Adult Education
The Adult Education committee is responsible for organizing programs throughout the year, along with several fellowship events. You are welcome to get involved as either a member of the Leadership Team or as an Instructor.
Audio Visual Ministry Team
The A/V Ministry Team welcomes new members who are comfortable with (or want to learn about) audio or video recording and projection equipment, computers, and media content tools.  
Saturday mornings twice monthly
Blessed Aprons
Volunteers in this group have a passion for hospitality. Service needs for the team could include preparing food for small/large groups, serving catered food at a gathering, decorating for an event, and more.
Buildings and Grounds Committee
This committee is responsible for
overseeing the upkeep and maintenance
of the church property. It also approves expenditures needed for property improvement.
Kids and Student Ministry Teams
The Kids and Student Ministry Teams provide oversight for the programming for children and their families. If you enjoy working with children and helping families to connect through faith and fellowship then come join us! The team meets once a month during the week.
Communication Committee
We are looking for people who would like to help expand our church's visibility throughout the community. If you have skills in communications or writing, please let us know! However much time you have available, we would welcome your help.
Do you like to garden? You can be a part of our small team of gardeners to share in maintaining and beautifying our Celebration Garden.
Micah 6:8
The Micah 6:8 group continues its commitment to living out Christ’s
commandment to “love one another”
by actively supporting ministries that work for reconciliation and amplify that all people are equally loved and accepted by God. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month.
Mission Committee
Interested in learning more about the mission programs of our church? If you have compassion for people in need and would like to help plan and carry out these mission opportunities, give some thought to joining this committee. Open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy, and to the poor in the land. Deuteronomy 15:11

3rd Tuesday of the month
Library Volunteers
If you love books and have some time to help, please join us. Help is especially needed in the Children's Library.
Contact the office for meeting times
Music Ministry
Our worship experience is enhanced by our music ministry, which spans a wide breadth of styles, embracing traditional, contemporary, and anything in between. Opportunities to serve in Music Ministry include participation in the Westminster Choir, instrumental groups, youth praise band, and other special music capacities. Whether it’s hymn, psalm, or spiritual song, we believe in the commandment to make music in and from hearts to the Lord!
Usher Service
Being an usher is a great way to meet and greet your fellow Christians. Consider helping at one service on one Sunday per month, by coming 15 minutes early and staying 15 minutes after the service to clean up. This
volunteer opportunity comes with on-the-job training by your crew’s head usher and usher captain, so there are no meetings to attend! Women, youth, men, and families are welcome.
Visual Arts Committee
The Visual Arts Committee works to create new ways to visually praise God. Artwork, flowers, decorations, and banners help make the message more visual to experience God’s presence in our lives, both in worship and throughout the church campus. Members brainstorm ways to make a visually pleasing atmosphere through strategically placing decorations fitting to the major spiritual events. We’re always looking for creative people to join us!

Serving Our Community

Christmas Sharing
Each December, a consortium of area churches collaborate to share the Christmas spirit by giving to local families in need. We collect food and household items, new coats, new toys, and funds to purchase gift cards to distribute to families from Wheaton and Warrenville District 200 schools. Volunteers organize the donations and assist during the distribution.
Our mission is to provide a Christian
connection to these needy families, while we help clothe and feed them.
ESSE (Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly)
ESSE provides adult day care - 
active, life-enriching experiences for elderly persons.
Exodus World Service
Exodus World Service provides friendship and assistance to recent refugees in our area. We partner with Exodus World Service providing “Welcome to America” packs and other various opportunities throughout the year.
Interfaith Food Pantry
The Interfaith Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in need. First Pres collects donations in church throughout the year.
Interfaith Relations
Reaching out to other faith communities in order to celebrate our similarities while learning, understanding and being compassionate about our differences.
Marklund Charities
Infants, children, and adults with severe developmental disabilities reach their potential with Marklund Charities.
NAMI DuPage (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
NAMI provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
The Northern Illinois Food Bank helps individuals in need by providing food for distribution to local food pantries.
Outreach Community Ministries
OCM puts Christian faith into responsible action through holistic community service - providing counseling, education and spiritual ministries for children, youth and adults.
PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)
PADS provides education, assistance and temporary shelter for homeless individuals and families. You can prepare food or provide hospitality at our local PADS site.
People’s Resource Center
There are many volunteer opportunities to provide services to those in need by encouraging self-help, self-sufficiency, and self-worth.
Transitional Housing
First Pres provides housing for families in transition in our home on Madison Street. There are additional opportunities to provide assistance with mentoring and self-development goals, transportation, and maintenance assistance for needy families.

Serving Our World

Abraham’s Children
This endeavor is dedicated to supporting Christian communities in the Holy Land in their efforts to promote peaceful coexistence among Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze. For more infor-mation visit the Abraham’s Children website.
Presbytery and Synod Campus Ministries
These ministries provide funding for college campus ministries all over the United States.
Theological Education Fund
This fund supports all seminaries connected to the Presbyterian Church according to a need-based formula.

Mission Opportunities

Food Drives
Supporting our local food pantry partners. Our gifts for the People’s Resource Center and Interfaith Food Pantry are a huge blessing to help feed hungry families in our community, especially in this time of need.
Meal Team Ministry
Would you be willing to offer meals to church families in need? We are looking for volunteer cooks to be on our Meal Team list. When the team hears about someone’s illness, surgery, new baby, etc., we offer them meals. As a volunteer cook, you’ll receive an e-mail with information about dates, dietary needs and addresses. If you are able to furnish a meal for that family, you simply respond to the email and sign up for a particular date. Almost 100 meals have been provided to First Pres families so far this year. Contact the church office.
There are opportunities to serve with our mission partner, PADS, by providing nutritious meals for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. We provide warm meals on the third Wednesday of each month. PADS housing is located on Butterfield Road in Downers Grove at a repurposed hotel, which has added to the success of the client’s health and stability. If you would like to serve a meal, help is aways appreciated. If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can send a check to the church office with PADS in the memo, or donate online at

If you, your family or small group would like to sign up for on-site delivery to each room, please reach out by email.

This is an incredible opportunity to serve with our mission partner, by providing nutritious meals for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Outreach Community Ministries (OCM), Carol Stream
First Pres was one of the founding churches of Outreach in 1973 and for 49 years has continued to support Outreach with contributions and volunteer time. Outreach Community Ministries mission is to “Restore hope and provide opportunities for people to
become all that God intends them to be.” Outreach manages a transitional housing program that First Pres now supports, and the older adult ministry is currently sponsored by First Pres.
The Bridge, Mission:USA, west side of Chicago
Mission:USA is a Chicago-based nonprofit, nondenominational Christian missionary organization that helps troubled, disadvantaged, and at-risk people make positive changes in their lives, fueled by a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The Saturday morning Men’s group has been serving and supporting The Bridge for several years, and all members of the church family are invited to participate.
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There will be one service only at 10:30 a.m. 
on Sunday, January 2. 
We will resume the 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday, January 9.
Sunday Worship Services This Summer: 
10:30 am Sanctuary and Livestream

Adult Education and Sunday School for preschool through 5th grade
will not be held January 2, and will resume January 9.
Kids Church for children entering Kindergarten–5th grade at 10:30
Childcare for preschoolers and younger offered during the services

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