Ministries & Outreach
Sponsored by Prison Fellowship, Angel Tree is a program that provides gifts and the Gospel message for children of prisoners who are incarcerated in Lake County. During the Advent season, a Christmas tree is placed in the church and cards with information about children that can be sponsored are hung from its branches. You may want to select a card and follow the gifting guidelines to give that child a happier Christmas morning.
The Deacons also provide Christmas stockings filled with treats, small toys, and Bible material. Typically, the families receiving the gifts are invited to a festive party at the church. This year, however, the gifts will be mailed with accompanying gift cards and the Gospel message.
For more information about Angel Tree and Prison Fellowship, visit their website.
The Gideons International
The Gideons International has its roots as an association of Christian businessmen placing Bibles in hotel rooms. Founded in 1899, its mission has evolved into providing Scriptures to all people across the globe. The Gideons are an advocate for the lost to bring them the saving knowledge of the Word through evangelism, Scripture distribution, and personal witnessing at various events in Chicagoland.
For more information about The Gideons, visit their website.
Love INC of Lake County
Love INC of Lake County aims to help transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Volunteers work with disadvantaged individuals who are motivated to rebuild their lives through education and the Gospel. First Presbyterian Church supports Love INC by facilitating an annual coat distribution, assisting with furniture delivery, and hosting life skills classes. Scheduled to resume soon, these classes take place on Wednesday evenings and are preceded by dinner.
For more information, call 847-782-8630 or visit the Love INC of Lake County website.
First Presbyterian Church of Waukegan is a member of a group of churches in northern Lake County, Illinois whose mission is to reach out to young adults in our communities. First Presbyterian's Mosaic Team meets regularly with the Mosaic group for worship, prayer, and community learning gatherings. We have used this initiative to provide meals to students and staff from the College of Lake County's Waukegan Campus and to support and encourage young adult leaders within our congregation.
If you are interested in knowing more and being involved in Mosaic's local initiative, please contact Glenn Eikenberry at email@example.com.
Wednesday Morning Women's Study
Join us weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm for Bible Study consisting of a video presentation, study guide, and group discussion. This group typically works through 2-3 studies each year, chosen by consensus among members based on their current spiritual needs.
The current topic is "The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God that Sound Like the Truth" by Jared C. Wilson. Contact Sherry Cohn for more information.
Currently meeting on Zoom:
Join online: WMWS Zoom
Meeting ID: 787 6705 4310
Dial in: 1-312-626-6799
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
You are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:15pm for Bible Study, fellowship, and prayer. We often go deeper into the previous sermon text, asking questions, sharing insights, and discussing applications.
Currently meeting on Zoom:
Join online: FPCW Zoom
Meeting ID: 681 384 074
Dial in: 1-312-626-6799
Monday Afternoon Women's Group
Join us from 12:30pm to 3:30pm most Monday afternoons for Bible Study and prayer. We begin with our study and also leave plenty of time for intercessory prayer. We lift each other up to the Lord and also pray for whatever issues or situations are brought up.
Contact Faith Clark for information about this group and meeting location
Strengthen your Faith through discussion and study by joining one of our Discipleship Groups or Sunday School classes. Unless otherwise specified, classes meet for one hour, beginning at 11am on Sundays.
Adult Sunday School
On Sundays during the school year, the Adult Sunday School, led by a rotating roster of Elders, meets from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Newcomers are always welcome. The group studies various biblical and theological topics, often working through books together or engaging with video lectures from noted teachers, such as R.C. Sproul and Sinclair Ferguson.
Children's Sunday School
This mixed-ages group for Pre-K through Grade 5 covers core Bible stories, memory verses, and Christian fundamentals using a variety of resources. The final 15 minutes of class includes rehearsal for Joyful Noise, our children's musical group.
Men's Discipleship Group
This group for men of all ages focuses on Bible study and prayer support toward the development of discipleship.
Women's Prayer Group
All women are invited to join this group on Sunday mornings following the worship service. While this group meets weekly, regular attendance is not required. Join us each week, or just every now and then. Meet us in the lounge for an informal time of sharing, Scripture reading, and prayer. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee from the fellowship hour on your way. Our purpose is to get to know each other better as we turn our hearts to the Lord, encouraging one another with God's Word.
We are blessed to have many musically talented people in our church participating in the Westminster Choir, Praise Band, Impromptu Bells, and Philharmonic. In addition, Joyful Noise is a fun program for the children which includes making music with “boomwhackers.”
Under normal circumstances, the Westminster Choir rehearses every Thursday night and the Philharmonic every other Sunday. The Praise Band, Impromptu Bells and Joyful Noise rehearse and perform regularly as well. Due to the restrictions of COVID 19, our music is currently presented online or via Zoom.
Anyone interested is participating in our music program is very welcome – please contact Director of Music, Beth Naegele, for details.
Fun & Fellowship
At this time, many of our fellowship activities are on hold or look a little bit different as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances, our members and guests enjoy the following activities on a regular basis:
Saturday Night Gaming -- Join us on the third Saturday of each month in the Fellowship Hall for a night of board games. Bring your favorite game to teach and play, or join in on a game of Catan. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Contact Megan Murray for details.
Men's Monthly Luncheon -- Join the guys of First Presbyterian at noon on the first Monday of each month for a Dutch Treat lunch and fellowship at a local eatery. Contact Ken Tazelaar for details and location.
Mosaic Potluck -- On the second Sunday of each month, following the worship service, join us for a Mosaic-sponsored lunch and a time to meet as a congregation and discuss what's happening in the Church and in the world.
There are several ways you can help out and enjoy working with others at the same time. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated in many areas, such as:
Clean-up days, inside and out, Spring and Fall.
Love INC, facilitate Wednesday evening classes
Fellowship hour clean-up
Set-up and clean-up around special events
Providing transportation to and from church for those in need
Greeting attendees on Sunday mornings
Decorating the sanctuary for key holidays and seasons
If you are interested in helping out in any of these areas, or would just like to volunteer your time in general, please call the church for more information or fill out the contact from on the Giving page. Please also remember to watch for special announcements in the bulletin regarding opportunities to volunteer.