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.
        
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.  We are currently studying 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 at 5;30 p.m. there is an opportunity for your family to come together and study God’s word. We have dinner together as a church family too!  Programs include:
 
NurseryCare for little ones who are ages 0-4.
 
Kid’s Program-Every week kids in grades K-5th have time together to learn, play, and build relationships.
 
Women’s Bible Study-All women over 18 are welcome to attend a weekly Bible study on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.
 
Men’s Bible Study – All men are encouraged to come together for a time of study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Room 217.
 
 
 
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 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. in Room 106. 
  
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  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 of these useful items.
 
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! For more information come to the kitchen on Wednesday night and find Jody–she’ll know where you can help!