CONNECT. GROW. SERVE.
 
Facebook Group/ Virtual Hoffman Hall- On Facebook we have a group for keeping in touch with the First Pres Community during these socially distanced times. Click here to join!
 
Second Sunday Potluck

CURRENTLY INACTIVE: We always have delicious food and great conversation, so come get out of that post-holiday slump and enjoy time connecting with your church family.

Quilt Group – CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 – CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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  CURRENTLY INACTIVE:  Bring your lunch on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. in Room 210 and dive further into God’s word.  We are currently studying study the book of Isaiah.
 
Centering Prayer  CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 – CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 CURRENTLY INACTIVE: meets at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.  Contact the church office for location.
 
Thursday Morning CircleCURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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 CURRENTLY INACTIVE: A group that communicates by email every week to share prayer concerns. 
 
Family Mid-Week  CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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:
 
NurseryCURRENTLY INACTIVE: Care for little ones who are ages 0-4.
 
Kid’s Program-  CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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-  CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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. 
 
Summer Lunch Program –

We are registered to serve lunches to children 18 and under from June 1 to August 14.  The hours are 11am – 1pm.  We welcome those willing to serve and interact with the children and family who attend.  We also welcome any activity that you would like to share with the children – a hobby you enjoy, a sport you could share or craft you can teach.

 
Bags of Love- Throughout the month we collect non-perishable food with easy tear lids, hygiene products (alcohol free), and clothing items (socks, hats, gloves) 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 Monday 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 CURRENTLY INACTIVE: 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!