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Rev. Dr. Paul Detterman
Senior Pastor

Rev. Allison Lundeen
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We are committed to each individual's spiritual formation and discipleship. God's ultimate goal for each one of us is that we become spiritually mature by becoming more and more like Christ in our thoughts, feelings, and actions. With worship as the center of our life, we learn, connect, and serve together in various ways.

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Women's Bible Study (WBS)  First Pres hosts a weekly community women's bible study, WBS, on Thursdays from September through May. You may join anytime. Check the link for current study and dates, and to register.

Men's Bible Study: Men's Community Bible Study is at 7:00  pm in Room 101 (September - April). Join us!

Small Groups: First Pres has numerous small groups that meet throughout the week in homes, at restaurants, and in the church. These groups of 6-10 adults meet to study, discuss and nurture relationships.

Adult Christian Education: Various classes, including Bible Geeks.

Read through the Bible in a year with M'Cheyne's Bible Reading Plan.

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Progressive Dinner: February 2019 was our 7th Annual First Pres Progressive Dinner, one of the most popular events of the year! Join us next year!.

Neighborhood Prayer: Each week on Wednesdays at 11:30 am, First Pres goes out into our community to pray with our neighbors. See where we are this week and join us as we pray.

Thirsty 30 (coffee/snack time): Between our two worship services all ages gather in the Social Hall. Come make a connection.

MOPS: (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) meets at First Pres two Fridays each month.

Annual All-Church Retreat: This weekend retreat is an annual favoriate, and great way to connect and build relationships.

Annual Women's Retreat: Renew, refresh, and grow in faith together.

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Become a Kitchen Samaritan.

Thirsty 30 needs snack volunteers!

Other Ways to Serve: There are many ways to use your gifts, time and energy in our life together.

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Logo_M_with_OPRF_source_serifOak Park & River Forest

Oak Park/River Forest MOPS group welcomes all mothers of preschool children from infant through age 6. Our meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month during the school year at the First Pres at 9:00 am. In the summer we continue our time together with play dates at the park. Contact the leaders for schedule information. Meetings include professionally supervised, structured childcare, a time of socializing with warm food and hot coffee, followed by a meeting that consists of speakers on various parenting, motherhood and child development topics.

We are a non-denominational, faith-based organization and our main focus is to reach out to all mothers and provide nurturing support for them and their families in the Oak Park, River Forest, and surrounding areas.

We offer a variety of opportunities to meet many social interests, play dates, and moms nights out. We also serve moms and families through our Global and Local Ourtreach team.

Becoming a member of MOPS is a great way to meet other families in our community and develop friendships that last a lifetime!

Contact information:

MOPS of Oak Park River Forest and surrounding areas
c/o First Presbyterian Church of River Forest
7551 Quick Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
Check out our local website.
National website: www.mops.org
Coordinator for 2019-2020: Barbara M
Last Published: August 22, 2019 10:37 AM
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