Welcome to the First Pres family. We are a family made up of people of all ages, from all walks of life and many different faith traditions, as well as people who are new to the whole "faith" thing. Everyone is welcome. Really. There is room for everyone.
Come and grow in faith, love, and service. Come and join the family. You are welcome here.
What to Expect
Sunday morning when you walk in the door, someone will be there to direct you to the right place (Sanctuary or Chapel). Come in and grab a seat. Dress casually, or not. Bring the children into worship with you or drop them off in the nursery (under 5) during any service. Check out Sunday School for kids in preschool through high school (9:45-10:45 am) during the school year. Adults can drop in for adult Bible classes and discussion groups (9:45-10:45 am) and catch worship either before or after class. If you have questions, just ask! Someone will be happy to help you.
Events and Activities
Something is always going on at First Pres. Weekly activities might include attending a concert, volunteering for a rewarding shift at our PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) site, joining friends for Family Night dinner and programs, engaging in an afternoon Bible study, or enjoying a special breakfast or another event. This place is busy. We love being busy together, because it means we are growing in relationships, growing in service, and growing in faith. Get involved and see for yourself how rewarding life can be as part of the First Pres family.
Worship services at First Pres feature thoughtful, relevant — and challenging — messages grounded in scripture and delivered in a personal, engaging style. Uplifting music is another hallmark. We love to employ the gifts of talented staff and volunteer singers and instrumentalists to bring glory to God and depth and meaning to all who are present. If you can't join us in person, you can participate by viewing services through our webcast.
8:30 am: finding grace in the Chapel (modern worship)
9:30 am: CROSSROADS in the Sanctuary (blended worship)
11:00 am Heritage in the Sanctuary (traditional worship)
The praise band Compass leads music at 8:30 am; choirs, ensembles, and soloists, are featured at 9:30 am; the Chancel Choir leads at 11:00 am.
Choose love. Be the light. Change the world.
At First Pres, we seek to follow the example Jesus set when he walked among us on earth. Our goal is to be a Matthew 25 church: loving God, serving people everywhere, and caring for all.
Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.
As a family of faith, we are working to build God’s kingdom on earth. We strive to actively choose to love God and others. We shine the light of Jesus by reaching out in service. And we seek to change the world by caring for all, no matter who they are, where they come from, or where their beliefs originate.
First Presbyterian Church is located on the northwest corner of Dunton Avenue and Eastman Street in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Our address is:
302 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Parking, with accessibility for all, is available in the rear of the facility and may be entered from Vail Street. Additional parking is across Dunton Avenue and may be entered from Eastman or St. James Streets. Street-side parking is also readily available. A convenient passenger drop-off area is on the north side of the church, accessible from the rear parking lot. A smaller drop-off area is available from southbound Dunton Avenue in front of the church.
First Pres is less than a five-minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metra station.