CONNECT. GROW. SERVE.
 
Second Sunday Potluck – Bring a dish to share and join us for a time of great food and fun fellowship on the second Sunday of each month at 11:45 a.m. following the 10:30 Worship Service.
 
Quilt Group This group meets to learn different quilting techniques and create beautiful quilts along with building friendships.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Room 210.
   
Ladies Fellowship Night – On the fourth Tuesday of each month we gather for a fun activity or service project.  All women are welcome!  Please check our calendar page for current info.
        

Dinner Out Group – meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 6 p.m. for dinner and fellowship at various restaurants in the Joliet area.  Check The Servants’ Light  or the Church calendar for location and details.

Men’s Breakfast – all men are invited to breakfast at The Old Fashioned Pancake House (2022 West Jefferson Street, Joliet) for a time of fellowship at 7:30 a.m. on the 1st Friday each month.

Men’s Dinner all men are invited to gather at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Friday of each month.  We meet at either a member’s house or a local restaurant – check The Servants’ Light or the Church calendar for location and further details.

 
Weekday Devotional Blog – https://www.firstpresjoliet.org
 
Lunch Bunch Discussion Group – Bring your lunch on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. in Room 210 and dive further into God’s word. (Currently on break for summer; resumes September 17 to study the book of Revelation.)
 
Centering Prayer – learn a method of silent prayer while enjoying the fellowship of others on this journey.  We meet at 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday in Room 217.            
 
Praise Yoga – Yoga focused on Scripture.  We meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:00 a.m. every Thursday in the Narthex.
 
Women’s Bible Study Group meets at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.  Contact the church office for location.
 
Thursday Morning Circle – A small group that meets for prayer and discussion at 9:15 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday, September through May, in the Fireside Room.
 
Mary Circle A small group that meets in the Fireside Room September through May at 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
 
Pat’s Prayer Circle – A group that communicates by email every week to share prayer concerns. 
 
Family Mid-Week – Every Wednesday during the school year there is an opportunity for your family to come together and study God’s word. We have dinner together as a church family too!
Nursery-Care for little ones who are ages 0-4.
Kid’s Program-Every week kids in grades K-5th begin the evening with Children’s Choir, then a children’s bible study, and each night usually ends with a game in the gym!
Teen Bible Study-Students in grades 6th-12th are welcome to join our Youth Director and other teens.
Women’s Bible Study-All women over 18 are welcome to attend a weekly Bible study!
Men’s C4-We study together, pray together, fellowship together and serve together.
 
 
Project Linus – All are invited to make no-sew blankets for children in need.  Join us at 9:00 a.m. on the 4th Monday of each month in Hoffman Hall. 
 
Are you gifted musically? There are many ways to help:
Chancel Choir – We sing a variety of hymns and newer music typically at the 9:00 am service.  Join us at one of our practices on a Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm.
                              
Handbell Choir – We’re looking to add new ringers all the time – come and try it out!  We practice Mondays at 7 p.m.  
  
Worship Band – Do you play guitar, drums…love to sing contemporary Christian music?  Contact the church office.
 
1st Saturday of the Month Pancake Breakfast-  Our night deacons host a FREE breakfast every 1st Saturday of month which runs 8am-10am. If you are interested in helping, join us one Saturday morning to learn more!
 
Micro-Pantry- Just outside our front door on Western is our very own Micro-pantry. Anyone in need can take what they want and anyone is free drop off some non-perishable goods. Hygiene products are also welcome. 
 
Bags of Love- Throughout the month we collect non-perishable food with easy tear lids, hygiene products (alcohol free), and clothing items in two separate bins located on a table in the Narthex. On the last Sunday of every month the church is invited to stuff large brown paper bags. Each bag contains a combination of the items collected. The following Tuesday Kendall brings these bags to MorningStar Mission where those in need are able to take a bag and use it. 
 
Meals on Wheels– Pick up and deliver meals in our community every Friday from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm.  Contact Craig Randolph.
 
Mid-Week Cooking
– If you enjoy cooking for parties and you’re looking for a way to serve, join our Family Mid-Week cooking team! The next semester begins September 18. For more information attend on September 18 and find Jody–she’ll know where to put you!