Living with–and learning from–one another.
In 2020, the First Pres Restore & Reconcile team was put in place as the church intentionally works to see “all nations” as the Lord sees them. As apprentices of Jesus, our goal is to listen, learn, and share the love of Jesus in our racially divided world.
The goal of the effort is to begin to curate a Christian conversation on race within our congregation focused in three areas: 1) awareness and education; 2) discussion and dialogue; and, 3) action and engagement.
Juneteenth from a Christian Point of View
Special Presentation—The McLeod Plantation Story
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May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.
– Romans 15:5 NLT
First Pres Racial Reconciliation Team
In response to issues of racial injustice, First Pres has created a Racial Reconciliation Team under the Discipleship Ministry Team of the Session:
Community Bulletin Board
Lydia Home has a number of openings!
The Case Aid position requires the applicant to be 21 or older with a driver’s license. Other positions require a bachelor’s or a master’s degree.
For more information and to apply go to lydiahome.org/employment
Questions, contact Jon Ebersole, Director of Programs at Lydia Home.
Circle Urban Ministries recently received a grant that allows them to renovate their pantry to accommodate more food so they will be distributing food TWICE A WEEK:
Thursdays 1-3 pm
The Village, in conjunction with the Township, has put together a volunteer care corp to assist River Forest seniors with non-contact needs such as grocery shopping, prescription pickup, or a “check in” phone call. See their flyer for more information.